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Thanks Gary. That's definitely a great scene. The sunrise you posted earlier was spectacular and I imagine would have worked well with this framing too.
Allen - great set. Street is still something of a struggle for me...
Edward - yes, somewhat disturbing, but real life, nonetheless. I recall seeing similar during travel to Taiwan, and elsewhere too. Another reminder of how fortunate we are with our camera related 'problems.'
Peter - well, I use a synthetic material bag, so likely not of interest. It's the smallest of the CourierWare satchels with slightly customized internal pocket configuration. In it I can carry the M with 28 mounted, plus three additional lenses, each in one of the unpadded pockets. I add small Domke pouches, one on each side, if I need to carry more, like spare batteries and another lens or two. I like this style because it's unstructured and minimally padded, meaning it sticks to my side. My guess is a Billingham will fit in nicely with the Munich street scene, especially if you're often wandering around the Residenz area.
The only potential drawback about the CourierWare is that the compartment is not fully sealed from external elements, so while I was out shooting during Wednesday's blizzard, a small amount of snow eventually did blow inside. But by this time the bag and its contents were well below freezing and the snow didn't melt, meaning it was easy to remove from lens surfaces, etc.
What was worse was that it was difficult to change lenses in these conditions. I think at times it must have been blowing over 50km/h. As a result I experienced something new and 'interesting' with the M240... I was out for about 3 hours and eventually small amounts of snow got stuck in each lens's RF cam and lens mount area. Also a few flakes likely got into the camera between the lens mount and shutter (by this time it was quite cold and the snow flakes became quite small and icy, not the big fluffy kind).... As I used the camera after each lens change, and I tended to use the EVF a fair amount for framing, I noticed a gradual drop in image contrast. It wasn't the EVF eyepiece fogging up... it was the rear lens element fogging up, I assume due to the warmth of the sensor and internal components melting the snow on the back of the lens and the resulting water vapor condensing on the cold glass of the lens...
Anyway, the M240 generally worked well. A few times it flaked out with momentary freezes and I think once I had to reset it by pulling the battery. But I'm finding this isn't entirely uncommon, as pretty much every extended session I've had with it, including while I was out with it in Toronto on Tuesday and a wedding I shot last weekend, has resulted in a freeze or two. Knock on wood so far none resulted in lost images, though the freeze in Toronto caused it to reset to the previously used ISO from the last time it was turned off.
I almost didn't go out Wednesday during the storm, since we've had so much snow this winter and wasn't expecting anything special. But it was a good chance to try the M240 in conditions similar to those in which my M9 was acting up in (I still think it's more a problem of using older firmware and the batteries being somewhat old, than the camera being defective).
The scene that greeted me upon opening the door to go out and shoot Wednesday's blizzard:
All with 28 Cron
Here's the combo towards the end of my walk. I normally would brush off the snow every so often, but left it here for effect...
Downsides of this were that both the on/off switch and the shutter dial would stick due to the accumulation, but gentle force would get them turning again. Afterwards I left the gear sealed in a bag to warm up to room temperature, then left it overnight beside a furnace vent to fully dry. A drying cabinet would be handy for this, but they're difficult to find in Canada...