The Gear I’m Bringing to Tokyo Japan

The Gear I’m Bringing to Tokyo Japan:

It’s that time again…vacation time lol.  This time around, I’m going back to Tokyo.  I haven’t been in a few years, and quite frankly, I miss it.  I miss the sounds, the smells, the lights, and the amazing food!  This time around, I am going to try Fugu (puffer fish sushi).  Wish me luck :).  I’m also bringing a couple of things with me to review.

One of the items that I will be reviewing is the Leica M10.  I really need to thank Bergen County Camera, and the Leica rep for this.  I haven’t really touched an M since I bought my SL, and I haven’t really had much time to use it yet, so it’ll probably take a little getting used to again.  But I must say, it does feel like an old friend.  It is an absolutely beautiful camera, and I can’t wait to use it.  I will be bringing three lenses with me: the 35mm Summicron ASPH, the 18mm Super Elmar, and my favorite M lens, the 50mm Summilux ASPH.  A simple, light kit that should basically cover all my bases for street photography in Tokyo.

The other item that I am reviewing is the new Hadley Small Pro.  I’ve been using this bag for a little bit, and it is a perfect match for the M kit.  It is also a fantastic bag.  I have the original Hadley Small, and I have to say, I love the Pro version’s improvements.  My first impressions post will come next week, so stay tuned.

As for reviews, I know I said I would finish the Fuji reviews before I leave but I just didn’t have the time.  My apologies, I’ve been really busy but in the next couple of months, you will see why :).  So, please bare with me, those reviews will come after I return.  I will also write up my Leica 90mm APO Summicron-SL ASPH review.  I will have plenty of examples in that review.  I’ve been really working on getting good pics for that lens review :).

As always, thanks for stopping by!  I will try to update stuff here while I am gone.  As I said, I will post a first impressions of the new Hadley Small Pro.  I will post a lot of stuff from Tokyo on Instagram, so if you haven’t yet, you can join me there too :).  Take care!

7 comments… add one
  • Mahesh

    Hey Patrick, have a safe trip and I’m sure you’ll make lots of nice pictures. Puffer fish sushi sounds very exotic though that reminds me of cute small puffer fish I planned to keep but didn’t survive 🙁
    Look forward to your reviews as always, have been checking every day 🙂

  • inthedarkroom

    Can’t wait to see the M shots from Japan!

    • Patrick

      Thanks inthedarkroom!

  • Elderin

    I bet you will like the M10 a lot. Have a nice trip Patrick.

    • Patrick

      Hi Elderin,

      Apologies for the late reply and thanks for the well wishes! Yes, the M10 is definitely a nice camera. It’s even more M than the past digital Ms lol.



  • Patrick,

    It will be interesting to read what you have to say about using the M10 after having moved into the SL world. And I would like to hear your thoughts about using the optical viewfinder on the M10 versus the electronic one on the SL, particularly in terms of differences in dynamic range & low light usage. But have another great trip back to Japan. Travel safe,


    • Patrick

      Hi Jed,

      Apologies for getting back to you so late. I will definitely add all of that in my M10 review when I get back. Thanks for the well wishes,



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