The “Occasional” Flower Photo


One may wonder, does the Leica rangefinder do close-up flower photography? Well, maybe. I may be mistaken but Leica only makes one M-Mount lens for “macro” and that’s their “Macro-Elmar-M 90 mm f/4“. (It can be used as a compact 90 mm telephoto lens or, in combination with the Leica Macro-Adapter-M, for macro shots up to a magnification of 1:2.)

I don’t have that lens so I have no idea how the above photo would look if I had. However, the above photo was taken handheld with my Leica APO-Summicron 75mm ASPH. lens shot at f2.0 at its minimum focusing distance of .7m and ISO 640 to get a faster shutter speed of 1/1000s.

Here are a couple more that I captured along with the first one above while in the Biltmore Estate Greenhouse:




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