End of Summer Days…What’s Next (Fuji, Leica Stuff):
Happy Friday, everyone! Sorry for the lack of posts, I’ve been quite busy, and the days that I’ve been free, I’ve been trying to enjoy the rest of the summer before it ends. I do prefer colder weather in general (unless I’m on a beautiful island like Bermuda) but the weather here in New York City has been great. It’s almost like being in Fall. I’ve been fishing, catching up with some old friends, and walking a lot in the city. The photo above was taken on one of my walks on the High Line in Chelsea. I used my Leica M, and my newly acquired 18mm Super Elmar to take the photo. But back to business.
Recently, I’ve been using my 75 Summilux a lot more. I don’t know, it’s just been a lens I’ve been basically falling in love with all over again. It has a classic look to it, and it has amazing bokeh. It’s also been a lot easier to focus now since I bought the Leica EVF2. The M 240 and 75 Lux is also just a great combo. I love being able to use some of these classic lenses on new Leica digitals.
I also have some stuff for the Fuji crowd that I’m planning on posting. I’ll be getting my hands on a Fuji X-M1 with the XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS lens to review. I’m kind of looking forward to it…not to thrilled that it doesn’t have a viewfinder but from the pictures, the size of the camera looks great. However, sometimes there are some decent deals on the Fuji X-E1 (right now, priced at $799), which makes it hard to decide which camera to get. Since the X-E1 and X-Pro1 have focus peaking now thanks to the latest firmware update, I’m also trying out a few Leica lenses on the Fuji cameras, and I’ll be writing up something for that as well. I’ve even used my 75 Summilux on it with great results.
So, I hope you all enjoy the weekend. I’m always a little sad when the summer is about to end. I think I feel this way because I use to have to go back to school ;). Thanks for stopping by!