Busy Week

The end of a busy week, including band photography, video in a factory and several stock shoots saw the first hint of summer with a couple of warm sunny days. I must have had a good time since I'm lying here typing this with a sore back!!

samsung NX10 18-55 zoom

samsung NX10 18-55 zoom

samsung NX10 18-55 zoom

All above taken with Samsung NX10. The more I use this camera, the more I like it. The 18-55mm kit lens is a real surprise. A very good lens indeed. When I carried out some tests on this lens compared with the 30mm F2, I found it to be very similar in performance. http://soundimageplus.blogspot.com/2010/04/samsung-nx10-prime-or-zoom.html
It is astonishingly good for a kit zoom, excellent sharpness. Plus of course this wonderful Samsung colour. Who would have guessed?

Leica M9 Zeiss 21mm F2.8 Biogon

Leica M9 Zeiss 21mm F2.8 Biogon

Leica M9 Summarit-M 90mm f2.5

The rest are Leica M9 shots. This is a camera I would use a lot more if it wasn't for the fact that it is VERY bad for accumulating dust spots. Shots at f16 with a blue sky take ages to clean up. I've taken to blower-brushing the sensor every time I use it to keep the spots under control. Full-frame sensors are all very bad for this. I also doubt whether the rangefinder construction will ever allow any kind of dust removal system.

Still, incredible performance as usual.

Leica M9 Voigtlander 35mm f1.7 Ultron

Leica M9 Voigtlander 35mm f1.7 Ultron

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