As the field review of the Leica M9 continues, I’ve been running into a couple of more problems with the camera in terms of image capturing abilities. In contrast though, the camera has performed in a stellar fashion and for the first time in a while my neck and shoulders do not hurt me after a day of shooting.
Recently, while shooting a podcast for NerdBlerp.com, (again) I offered to loan the services of my Canon 5D Mk II, 24-105mm F4 L IS, and Rode VideoMic. The footage, while it looked pretty good, had some problems. In all, it was a learning experience. Here are some of the mistakes I made for you to learn from.
Shooting candid photos with a rangefinder can be very tough—especially if your subject is moving around a lot. Granted, they were meant to do this and using one teaches you to think out of the box in terms of composition and to get your shot in differnt ways. This posting was written on Mother’s Day and the photos in this posting were all shot on Mother’s Day as well when my mother was opening up her gift. While the Leica M9 still takes fantastic photos when coupled with the 35mm F2.5 Summarit, it still can be tedious.
I’ve run into some peaves while shooting with the M9. Some are minor, some are things that should have been in the camera in the first place. But overall, it is still holding on very strong. Some casual neighborhood shooting was done with the M9 and 35mm F2.5 Summarit recently. Here are some findings and analysis of both the camera and the images.
The Leica M9 field review continues with showing off some initial images from the camera along with some extra findings. All images were shot at ISO 400 and in total manual mode with the 35mm F2.5 Summarit. Findings are after the jump.
At long last, I finally have gotten my hands on the Leica M9 for review. In addition to this, the nice folks over at the company have loaned the 35mm F2.5 Summarit to me as well. Here are the initial reactions to the camera as well as first impressions.
Upon a recent visit to the offices of Leica’s PR company in NYC, I was able to play with the Leica V-LUX 20 for a little while. Not long ago, a small review was completed based upon the Panasonic ZS-7, the camera that it is based off of. However, it also warned readers that at the time of writing it, I had not actually seen the V-LUX 20. So without further adieu, here is the preview.
That’s really all this posting is. Take a look for yourself. All photos shot with the Leica M9 and 35mm F2.5 Summarit. I’ve had the camera for a week so far and my published field review starts soon.
With the imminent release of Sex and the City 2 on May 27th, I’d thought I’d share my experience of photographing Sarah Jessica Parker on the set of the movie while it was filming last summer. Those of you that are fans of the series and the movies may be delighted to know that Sarah is actually a very pleasant, sweet and nice person. In fact, she was one of my few positive experiences when photographing female celebrities back when I was a celebrity photographer.
Today, Canon announced their latest addition to the digital ELPH point and shoot line with the SD4000 IS. Prominent features include full manual control, an F2.0 lens as with the S90, and a CMOS backlit sensor. More specs and press release after the jump.