As you can tell, this image was taken in December. That’s when I started shooting this roll of film — a roll of film I just couldn’t finish off no matter how hard I tried. Call it a lack of motivation or just a copious serving of laziness.
Anyway, I wasn’t sure how it was all going to turn out because I chanced two things here:
I usually like to minimize the presence of variables but this time I introduced two.
Fortunately, everything looks good.
↑ Leica M2-R, Voigtländer 35mm Ultron f/1.7, Kodak Portra 400, and Plustek 8200i.
The dimensions of the newly-announced Fujifilm GFX 100S, as compared to the Nikon D850 (images courtesy of the comparison site camerasize.com). The Fuji of course is a mirrorless camera with a larger sensor, and the Nikon a DSLR with a smaller sensor.
Each has their pros and cons and this is an apples-to-oranges comparison, but I did it for my own purposes and thought I would share.
Fuji, I’ll be happy to test and review your brand new Fujifilm GFX 100S.
(never hurts to ask, and I do have some experience with your previous offerings…see here).
As is well known by now, I loved the colours coming out of the M9/M9P/M-E (and M8) series of Leica cameras.
I disliked the colours from the M240 (note: I am being polite with my language).
I found the colours of the M10/M10P to be a significant improvement over the M240, but still short of the M9 and M8.
The colours coming out the new M10-R are a step down from the M10/M10-P. Something weird is going on there.
Interestingly, I find the colours from the Leica SL line of cameras to be superior to their M counterparts, and also to the Nikon Z line of cameras I’ve previously owned.
I’m telling you this because I have nothing else to share, photographically speaking. We’re in another Covid-19 lock-down and in my M2-R sits a roll of Portra 400 that I started a month ago.
Where are we now, where are we now?
The moment you know, you know, you know
—David Bowie, Where Are We Now?