Snap snap snap

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That’s what’s keeping me busy nowadays.

A M8 with a Summicron 35mm lens. My first foray into cameras would be the Nikon FM2 which I “borrowed” from my Dad. That must be around 25 years ago. Solid metal feel, fully manual, controlling aperture, shutter speed and focus. That’s the kind of camera that I grew up using.

Then came the digital era and I had a couple of consumer and prosumer cameras from Minolta, Nikon, Ricoh and Canon. The DSLR that I went with was a Canon 350D as a compromise on size. I could, however, not get the results that I wanted with it. And the plasticky feel left much to be desired.

So, after many years away from photos, and just settling with using iPhone and nothing else much, I decided it is time to go back when I saw the Leica T. Researching around, I ended up the the M8 as the price of one used is pretty decent. Then came the tougher decision of the lens to go with it. There were so many options for a M mount. Voigtlander seem to be decently priced. Zeiss had good options too. I looked around, and bit the bullet with a used Summicron 35mm. The condition is not tip top. But these old lens are still sought after and produces really good images. Btw, it is the version 4 lens. The so called “King of Bokeh”.

Below are some shots I took. Initially I had to get used to going fully manual again. First two shots were dud as I forgot to set the shutter speed after focusing the range finder. I thought I set the camera for DNG output. Somehow my SD card has JPG. So, these are not edited in any way.

my cat napping as usual

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squinting in the sunlight

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trying to nap again on the chair

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my daughter practicing panio

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snacking as usual

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