Taken with Leica Minilux on Fujicolor Superia X-tra 400
Quite surprised that I’m actually starting to like the green of Fuji films. With Kodak Portra costing so much these days, maybe I need to start shooting more Fuji to save some money.
milestone in journey … reached the 9.
Went shooting in Chinatown with my Leica M3 and a roll of Kentmere 400.
Yong tau fu stall at the basement of Chinatown market. I was attracted by the big 釀豆腐 signage, looked so unreal in a Singapore market. The man at the left did not appear too happy with me taking a picture of his stall. After I was done, I just smiled and walked off quickly. Love how the shot turned out, especially the lighting and shadow around the stall.
He knew I was watching him as I took a while to wait for the crowd to clear before taking the shot. When I finally lifted up my camera, he put on a really sweet smile. *nice*
Well, clearly I want a M9, but surely I can't afford it. Probably I should consider a M8 or M8.2. But why should I spend so much for a digital camera? Afterall it's not going to last a lifetime, as of how a traditional Leica should.
So I'm back thinking of film. A MP will be nice (still too expensive), M6 is at the very attractive price range of US$1.5K-$1.8K, but M7 is probably right at the sweet spot now, aperture priority auto exposure, TTL, around US$2.5K.
I "need" a black M7.
Then I need to think about the lens …
New Leica added to my collection
My Leica M3, probably will be my biggest camera investment for a long time. This piece was made in 1964, that's almost a decade older than I am. Quality of Leica is simply amazing, after a good 40+ years, it's still working perfectly.