This is the second of a series of articles showcasing pictures taken on the Voigtländer Heliar 50mm/1:3.5. These pictures were taken at St. James and gives an overview of how the lens performs in low light.
For more information on the Heliar 50mm lens, check out my initial impressions article and other articles in the series:
- Initial Impression
- Sydney street photography
- St. James’ Church
- St. Mary’s Cathedral
- Circular Quay
- Surry Hills
We visited St. James, the oldest church in Sydney, on Boxing Day 2019. The caretaker of the church gave us a private tour and it was a good opportunity to see how the lens performs in low light conditions.
According to Wikipedia, St James’ Church is an Australian heritage-listed Anglican parish church Consecrated in February 1824 and named in honour of St James the Great, it became a parish church in 1835. Designed in the style of a Georgian town church by the transported convict architect Francis Greenway during the governorship of Lachlan Macquarie, St James’ is part of the historical precinct of Macquarie Street.
The last picture of the church organ shows the Leica M10 at ISO 50,000 – this gives me an idea of the limits of low light photography that I can use the lens for.