On a very sunny and unusual warm weather before christmas 2015, we decided to visit the small town Staufen, 30 minutes away from Freiburg. Staufen im Breisgau is a German town in the Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district of Baden-Württemberg. It has a population of approximately 7,600 inhabitants. It is noted in history and culture for its association with Dr Faustus who, according to legend, sold his soul to the Devil.
I continued my ongoing project about handcrafted japanese teapots in Tokoname, Aichi. On a late afternoon I went out for a walk and took some "non touristic shots" with my Leica M4p and Summicron 35mm, loaded with TX400. Many thanks to Mr. Bergs @ MeinFilmLab who greatly supported this project!
In the last few months I was fortune enough to test a few 35mm film compact cameras. They were easy to handle and fun to use but at the end I was happy to get out with my Leica M3 or M4P again. But every compact had their own signature.
I went out and thought about doing a quick comparison on using a roll of Kodak Ektar 100 versus a digital filmsimulation of this film stock. The Ricoh GR has a great fixed lens, giving you a view of 28mm. I mounted the Elmarit 28mm on my Leica M4p, which is also a great performer.
I am not a professional photographer and don´t have to satisfy clients. So I don´t have to rush to see the results right away. That´s why I was question myself, if I really need my M9 or if the M6 would be the right tool for my personal work. I traded my M8.2 for a M9 last month. I still own a digital Ricoh GR, which is so compact that I have it always with me.