Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Starting up

The M6 arrived yesterday. It's an early one, manufactured in 1987 according to the serial number; the red dot says "Leitz" rather than the later ones which say "Leica". (I'm not about to become a collector. Really.) It is a lovely machine, feels just right in the hand. and the sound of the shutter is seductive. Yes, the infamous removable bottom plate is a pain, but I can see that I'll get used to loading film that way quick enough.

Speaking of film, it was a bit of a run-around finding Tri-X 400 last night (everybody's buying it!) but I did get some, and have started shooting.

I also have three rolls of 120 and some 4x5's to scan..

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