Pack Walk

No pack walk is complete without Shio's protesting... Photos taken with Leica M9, Summicron-M 35mm f/2. Processed with VSCO.

Photography Rant

The M9 is by far the best camera I have ever owned. I am not talking about technicals, because the D700 probably still, to this day, produces the best image file of any DSLR (excluding medium format, of course). The M9, however, is unique is 3 ways: 1) It is a camera, and nothing else. There is no video function, no autofocus, no matrix metering. It brings back the days when photography was a craft. 2) It is a rangefinder. I never thought it would make any difference to the way I see behind the lens prior to owning one. But it is different. 3) It packs a fullframe sensor into a very compact size -- one that you can carry practically all the time.

I have been using VSCO since it launched. I am happy to say that it is the best product out there. Not only does it bring a more natural, film-like quality to digital images, it is a huge time-saver. I cannot recommend it more to our shiba friends. I know one of them agrees with me. :)