5 Frames of Multiple Exposures with My Leica Ic

Some experiments with multiple exposures using my Leica Ic


sonny rosenberg

1/18/20230 min read

Whew! What a relief it was to have a film I really love in my camera (Adox CMS II) and a bright sunny day to shoot it on! I hate to say it, but the last few rolls of low contrast (well, to be fair, I suppose medium contrast) films has almost had me thinking I didn't enjoy photography anymore. I know it's silly, but I find it really thrilling when I see those high contrast negatives hanging to dry, whereas almost every frame with lower contrast films is a disappointment that has me questioning why I even do this? Eccentric, who?

But that's not really what this post is about. It's about multiple exposures. The other day I learned that screw mount Leicas are pretty much made for multiple exposures, a feature that I've barely dug into. I feel like I'm almost starting to get the hang of it, not that you would know it from these photos. But I'm a teensy bit encouraged by a couple of these and hopefully I'll get better results with more practice.

Hopefully you won't find these completely uninteresting.

These were all shot with my trusty Leica Ic and Chroma 24mm Double Glass lens and developed in Adotech IV for 11 minutes at 79° F. Oh, the CMS was shot at ISO 25. With the Chroma lens being a fixed f/11 the ISO 12 that I often like to shoot CMS at is just a tad too slow if a cloud goes by.