Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Leica M6, Zeiss Biogon 35mm f/2
The point of the Leica Year exercise was one film, one lens, one year.

I can't do it anymore.

I put colour film in the M6 (Portra NC 400) and I'm in love. This stuff is luscious. I haven't been this excited about colour in a long time.

Monday, September 28, 2009

I did it.

Before they're scattered to the four winds
Sold the D700 today. The lenses are up next. There will now be an interval when the only digital camera I own is the one in my phone. (I even had to borrow back my long ago given away and now venerable CoolPix to take this shot.)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Leica, I hate you

Leica M6, Zeiss Biogon 35mm f/2
Ok. I've been shooting TriX with the M6 since June, almost every day (certainly every day on average) and this is destroying my life. I stopped using the G10, and sold it a few weeks ago. (The long term value of a digicam tends to zero. I sold the G10 just before the G11 became available. Good move.) For a while I was shooting the D700 on weekends, because I love colour, but it's soooo heavy, and I just put colour film in the M6, and now I'm really reluctant to haul D700+24-70+70-300+++, like 4 kilos of camera and lens and shit? And now there's the M9, and I just got a 90mm Elmarit-M 2.8 on eBay. If anybody wants a D700 kit drop me an email. It's only a matter of time before it winds up on craigslist first eBay second, and I order an M9. I've decided that I hate 35mm film (strange since I really like 120 and 4x5) but I love the Leica. Trouble. This is trouble.