Sunday, May 31, 2009

Blame and intent

It's all Mike Johnston's fault. And I've never met the man. But I just bought a Leica M6 on eBay, and have a Zeiss 35mm f/2 Biogon on order from B&H. Maybe I got a bit crazy after selling a bunch of prints at a show. Whatever. My intention, when the M6 arrives, is to shoot film with it every day (more or less), for a year (say, until July 1, 2010) and document the process and results here. No doubt I'll continue to shoot digital and 4x5 as well, so some of that may turn up here as well.

While I'm waiting for the body and the lens to arrive, I'll write a bit about where I'm coming from, and a bit about theory, and maybe point at some of my other stuff. I've also got a Zeiss Nettar 515 from the 1940's and a couple of rolls of 120 TriX ISO 320 that I want to use up before going to 35mm. So all that as preamble.

Watch this space.

3 comments:

focalintent said...

Keh for me for both camera and lens - i'm going with an M6 and a Voigtlander Notkon 40mm f/1.4. Likewise, i doubt i'll stop shooting with the 5d2, or my hasselblad, or dabbling with 4x5.

Also - I set up a group for this over at flickr: A Leica Year

focalintent said...

I just got my m6 and lens. Damn nice camera, I think I understand what people are going on about with this camera. Did a quick writeup of it.

R. said...

Lucky you! Takes longer for things to reach this far north...