Print Process

Analog Cameras

The difference between analogue and digital cameras is obvious. With the first you get an original negative or slide, with the latter one an electronical file – but nothing you can really touch. In our opinion, the most striking difference between the two systems, beside any technical argues, is that in the final result analogue images are „alive“ and digital images are „soulless“. If it’s coming to skin tones the disaster of digital images is more obvious, every camera builder and software producer tries to manipulate and correct in an invisible way those files of numbers to imitate a healthy and natural look – even before the photographer tries to do any correction on his computer.

The qualities of cameras the photographers are using have visible influence on the final result of the image. Every type of camera shows its own characteristics – beginning with simple pinhole cameras up to classic LEICA M Series and large format cameras.

Lensfield is using traditional analogue LEICA cameras of type M and R with their magnificent Leica senses giving the images the typical Leica touch and quality. Furthermore Lensfield is shooting 6x8 images with a special ALPA 6x9 view finder camera, adapted to special Schneider lenses; the results are breathtaking in their sharpness and final quality.

Stefan May is working with analogue HASSELBLAD cameras and lenses of the latest H-series and the legendary „black“ FE-203-series, which is very rare. If it’s coming to 35mm he is using his LEICA R8 / R9.