The NY Auto Show 2015 With the Leica M 240:
While I’ve found driving in New York City a chore, I do love cars, and if I lived somewhere less congested, I would probably be driving a lot more. I missed the NY Auto Show last year but I managed to go to this year’s on Friday. However, I did go to the NY Auto Show two years ago, and you can see the photos from that time (Part1/Part2/Part3). Luckily it wasn’t so crowded this time, so I was able to comfortably check out some of the latest cars. I even went to Jeep Camp, where they have a mini obstacle set up for Jeeps to go through, which was quite fun.
Of course, I definitely wanted to take some pics at the NY Auto Show, so I brought along my Leica M 240 with just my 35mm Summicron ASPH. It was the perfect lens and focal length for this occasion. It’s wide enough so I can get close to cut out most of the crowd yet not too wide where it would severely distort the cars. I used F2.0 for every pic there, which was perfect because the bokeh wasn’t completely out of hand yet it still did a good job at isolating the subjects. Plus, this lens is extremely sharp at F2.0.
↑ A Nissan GTR.
↑ There were super high end cars like the Rolls Royce Wraith Convertible.
↑ One of my favorites: the Lamborghini Huracan.
↑ American cars like the Chevrolet Camaro.
↑ The new Chevrolet Corvette Z06.
↑ The new Lincoln Continental.
↑ The rear of the Continental looks pretty nice.
I often get emails from people asking me what I think about the 35mm Summicron ASPH and well, as you can see from the photos, it is a very sharp lens that is also quite good at rendering colors. I process all my photos through Camera Raw but I did not do much work at all. This really is a super lens and while I may purchase a Summilux in the future because there are times where I would like the extra stop, I do not think I would ever trade in my Cron because not only are the optics excellent, it’s also such a compact and fast lens.
↑ Looks a little different to me from the previous NY Auto Show: The Acura NSX.
↑ The Porsche 911 Turbo S.
↑ The new Mercedes Benz S Class Coupe.
↑ The new Mercedes MLE.
↑ The Mercedes GT-S.
↑ My current favorite Mercedes: the S65 Coupe in matte white.
↑ The Audi S3.
↑ You get to see unique cars like this at the NY Auto Show: Elio Motors.
↑ You can find older classics at the NY Auto Show as well: BMW 2002.
↑ BMW i3 test track.
↑ Maserati GranTurismo.
↑ There are plenty of new concepts at the NY Auto Show like the new Infiniti QX30.
So, here are a few photos from the NY Auto Show I thought I would share with you all. By the way, if I lived somewhere else where there were no potholes and traffic wasn’t so much of an issue, this is the car I would buy:
↑ The Alfa Romeo 4C Cabriolet.
↑ I love how the rear looks as well.
↑ The Coupe version was also at the NY Auto but personally, I’d rather have the Cabrio; I want to hear everything in a car like this.
Why this car? Well, I loved the Alfa since I heard about its release and the reason is because this car only has one purpose: Unlike many of the cars these days that are released with a multitude of electronics that numb the senses, this is a pure driver’s car. It’s barebones, focuses on the essentials, super light, and you’ll probably feel everything making it a car you wouldn’t want to drive your grandmother around in but to me, that’s part of the charm. Plus, the rewards and total driver involvement are worth it :). Of course, I wouldn’t go fishing in this, so I would probably get one of these as well ;):
↑ GMC Yukon.
I’d probably sit in the back of one of these and sleep, while I have my fishing buddies drive lol :). I hope you enjoy the pics from the NY Auto Show and thanks for stopping by!