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Thanks Charles/stedge. Stedge, what you say above is a big reason why I made the switch. I was walking around town with a bag on my shoulder carrying a D700 + Nikon 24 + Zeiss 100 + Zeiss 35/50....it was TOO heavy. I didn't take it everywhere, I literally planned to go out and take it. With the M9 it goes everywhere with me. The M9 + 35 Lux + 50 Lux + 90 Elmarit feel like they weigh less than the D700 + huge bag I carry them in alone. Not to mention the other beasts I would carry...Show more →
I found a bag at the local outdoors/hiking store that is about the size to hold a Canon 1D body. In it I can carry the M9 and 4-5 lenses, a couple batteries, memory cards, etc. In the end it weighs probably about the same as the 1D body (without lenses of course), but is an entire system for wide to near tele work that I carry around if I'm out. It's inconspicuous and means I can get a photo of whatever instead of wishing I'd bothered to bring along the DSLR.
Granted, one could do something similar with a m4/3 or NEX system, but those cameras won't hold a candle to the sheer image quality available from the M9 if and when you need it.
Another factor often mentioned, that I'm noting the more I use the M9, is that most people write it off as an old film camera. For some it's a matter of intrigue, as in, why you'd be shooting film instead of digital, but for many they just seem to ignore it after a moment. As a result I find I can carry on without being bothered, or as inevitably happens with the big DSLR and zoom lens, be asked how much it's worth. And in some parts of town, you know that's not what you want to have some people paying attention to.
Very nice series Charles!
And Luka too - glad that you're having more luck with the 75 Cron - the last one of the apartment buildings calls to me with the linear qualities and layering.
Ryan, lovely cemetery work. I also enjoy photographing cemeteries, though haven't posted any here because I haven't yet visited any with the M. The older the better. The new ones now are so often very boring. One thing I regretted not doing in NOLA a few years ago was to visit the cemetery.. just ran out of time (and the GF is superstitious).
Interested to see the 50 Cron/Lux comparison KL
LL - let's see some more!
Joe, you're putting that 28 Cron to great use, and it really seems to mesh with your PP as well. Very tempted to put it on the wish list. BTW, I tried the ZM28 about a month ago and was quite impressed with it, though it's not f/2. I wouldn't hesitate to get one. I also compared it against the CV28 f/2 at the same time and there is a big difference. The ZM is, well, very Zeiss.
Sorry if I missed anyone else, this thread certainly has been moving along!
Trying to catch up with my recent travel photos. Just processed this one and thought it would be suitable since it's a bench shot, in Lausanne: