For this session I had two camera systems with me, the Fuji X-T1 and Leica M (240). My reason for taking these two systems was because later this month I will be making an extended trip to Europe and am considering taking both of these cameras with me. I was trying to determine what lenses I will take for each.
On this day I primarily used the 21mm Elmarit-M f/2.8 lens on the Leica, along with the 35mm Summilux f/1.4. On the Fuji I stayed mostly with the 18-55mm zoom and occasionally the longer 55-200mm zoom. I didn't need the 14mm or 10-24mm for the Fuji because I had that focal length covered with the 21mm on the Leica.
It would be unfair to make any real comparisons between the results from the two systems because good prime lenses will always out-perform a variable aperture zoom. The results from both cameras were very good, but those from the Leica had a noticeably higher resolution, which might be expected from a full frame 24mp sensor as opposed to a 16mp APS-C sensor.
Below are only a few of the many images I took during the day.
|For the black and white conversion I used a moderate infrared technique to enhance the blues in both the sky and water while leaving the city in bright contrast.|
|What I liked about this over-all scene showing the Statue of Liberty in the foreground and the financial area of Jersey City on the left was that there was so much boat traffic in the harbor on this sunny, summer day.|
|This is the view of lower Manhattan and the Battery from Governors Island, which is a short ferry ride away.|