Posts Tagged ‘leica’
Spending a roll with a buddy’s Leica M4 last week solidified my love for rangefinder cameras. Unfortunately, I was nearly out of film when I headed out with the M4, but I was able to dig up one last roll of Lomography XPRO (no, not that XPRO) Chrome, the same stuff I used to shoot the Lomokino Movie Maker. Good enough.
This camera is refreshingly mechanical. No meter, no nothin’ electronic. Tons of fun:
I think I may be in the market for a film Leica M after shooting the M4. :)
All Images: Leica M4 + Summarit-M 50mm f/2.5 | XPRO CHROME, E-6 Processing
That part of the day when slivers of light from the setting sun pass through the city streets and graze the tops of buildings is always my favorite time to head out with a camera.
All Images: Leica M9 + 28mm f/2 Summicron
Leica M9 + 50mm f/2 Summicron | 1/250 sec, f/2.4, ISO 400
With their retro, rangefinder-like designs, it would seem inevitable that cameras like the X100 or XPRO-1 would cause many to think of Leica’s M series. While I love the Fuji cams, shooting an M is a very, very different experience. Not everyone responds to rangefinder cameras the same way, and shooting with one is not everyone’s cup of tea, but shooting with the M9? Love it.
This little guy isn’t Suki. Just another beautiful Shiba we ran into the park. =)
Good night, and happy shooting this week!
All Images: Leica M9 with Summicron-M 50mm f/2
Fuji X100 | 1/60 sec, f/4, ISO 1250
This is definitely what I call starting the morning right. Waking up extra early for the sole purpose of chilling at Four Barrel over a cappuccino? Worth it:
For me, coming here during the week means coming when the shop opens. People trickle in here and there, but it’s certainly not busy.
Later in the morning, however, Four Barrel is bustling. The pour-over coffee station opens up, and people pile in to get their fill of individually brewed cups of coffee. After grabbing my own cup, I head out side to hang out with Suki and Bridge at the public “parklet.” We sip away while watching the Valencia street traffic whiz by.
I’m not a morning person at all actually. I just really, really love coffee.
Early Morning Images: Fuji X100 | Film Sim: ASTIA (JPEG output)
Late Morning Images: Fuji X100 | Film Sim: Provia (JPEG output)