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Leica 16-18-21mm f/4 Tri-Elmar-M ASPH

Aperture Series, 18mm: Big Tan Water Tank (M240)

Shot on the 24-megapixel Leica M Typ 240.

Big water tank

Where are the gunshot holes? Locals usually pockmark such tanks with relish. Most other water tanks in the area have numerous holes.

No polarizer was used; this is natural warm late-day lighting. Use of a polarizer or any filter on the Tri-Elmar requires a special filter adapter for 67mm filters. Moreover, polarization would yield unacceptably uneven density in the sky under such conditions.

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