In September I traveled to Japan to continue my ongoing project about handcrafted japanese teapots in Tokoname, Aichi. I started this documentary back in 2009.
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.
Fujifilm XE1 mounted with Leica Summicron 35mm. All images where processed in Lightroom 4.4.
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.