I shot my own reflection on the rear glass window of a tricycle when I was walking around the Shivaji Nagar market in Bangalore, India. I shot it using Leica M9 and Zeiss Planar 50mm f/2.
By the way, after using the Leica M9 for few weeks, let me share what I think about the camera. I won’t talk about the technicalities of the camera or the lenses, just some practical observation. I may write more later as I use the camera more often.
- you will like it if you enjoy the process of creating an image. You will not like it if you need a quick and auto focus system.
- it’s slow because of the manual focusing, but I am sure this will get better as I practice more. It’s a bit challenging for me now because of my ‘faulty’ eyes. I need glasses soon.
- it’s small, light and powerful at the same time. Lugging it around your neck for a whole day is not a problem. Perfect for street photography and travel.
- excellent options of lenses from ten of thousands to few hundreds. No, I don’t have the expensive one. The one I used above was a second-hand Zeiss Planar 50mm f/2.
- it really brings me back to ‘focus and recompose’ technique that I learned when I first learned photography almost ten years ago. No such thing as choosing a focusing point.
- need to get used more to the frame-lines. I sometimes forget and compose using the entire view finder.
- its classic look can kill. 🙂
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