Sunday, July 30, 2017

Leica M6 in 2017

One of my favorite cameras is my Leica M6. Shooting film is a very fun, calming and exciting hobby for me. It breaks up the norm of shooting with digital and I believe it hones ones photography skills.
Below is a video about my Leica M6 and some sample images I have taken with the camera.


Friday, July 21, 2017

Fuji X100F Out West.

Grand Canyon South Rim

       I am totally out of my element as I sit in Wickenburg, Arizona armed with a Fuji X100F and IPad Mini.  I just received my X100F last week before my trip and I am amazed how magical this camera is.  I owned the original Fuji X100 when it was first released. I enjoyed that camera but with all its quirks it was replaced with the XPro-1.  Already owning a Leica M6 I also lusted for a digital Leica camera which prompted me to purchase a Leica M-E. The bulky body, antiquated rear LCD screen, poor low light / noisy files and slow buffer made me contemplate selling it on several occasions.  I watched the value of the M-E drop over the years and decided to sell it and purchase the X100F and some accessories. The left over cash also paid for my Arizona trip.

Hassayampa River Walk

South Rim
My girl in a small cafe in Wickenburg, Arizona.
Blind selfie with the X100F

I have only had the opportunity to look at the jpeg files that the Fuji creates and I am not left wanting, especially that I have no laptop or PC with me. I had the most amazing opportunity to visit the Grand Canyon and was overwhelmed as I am a east coast cat.

   The Fuji X100F was a pleasure to use and all of the issues I had with the original X100 are long gone. I absolutely love the size and weight of the camera. The ability to use the same batteries as my Fuji XT-1 and Xpro-1 is so convenient.  I look forward to filming a video review on the Fuji X100F and express  how satisfied I am with the camera.  Here are some sample shots from the camera captured in JPEG format. 

Friday, July 14, 2017