There, I featured a few colour images made with the Jupiter and my Pentax K-30.
With this camera, I have settled on two outputs, and saved them in the two custom user modes on the mode dial.
U1 is colour, based on the “Muted” colour preset, and then made less, well, muted, but not as slightly overly vibrant as the “Bright” preset.
The other use mode, U2, I have set up for black and white shots, with increased contrast over the default settings.
Usually, I like strong b/w shots, with deep inky blacks and bright whites. Kind of the opposite to the thousand shades of grey shots I often associate with b/w, and personally don’t much enjoy.
I guess I just like the drama.
With the same setting using the Jupiter-37A though, the results were more muted, more grey, more vintage somehow anyway.
In this instance I like the difference, and it gives the lens a distinct character over more modern, clinical and contrasty lenses.
This is something I want to work on more, shooting enough with each lens I have remaining to really get to know its personality, charm, and unique strengths.
Whilst the colour shots I made recently with the Jupiter-37A grabbed my attention first, these b/w photos have steadily grown on me, and further cemented the lens’s place in my core kit.
How about you? What are your favourite lenses for b/w photography, and why?
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