I am now the proud owner of a Leica M3 and three lenses (50mm f/2 DR, 35mm f/2.8 and 90mm f/4). And a MR meter, but no battery for it (yet!). And I am growing very, very fond of the camera.
However, it is an uphill climb. The first session with it, when I was testing it out before purchase, was a frustrating mix of fits and starts. Remember the first (and second, third and fourth) time you tried to drive standard? But do you also remember the first time you really were able to get a smooth takeoff and run through the gears? The start of the roll was fumbling and awkward, but by the end of my second session I felt like I could at least get the car around the block. I’m looking forward to continuing to work with this gear — especially next week when I’m in Vancouver!
From a late-December hike along the Fiery Gizzard trail, taken with Neopan Acros 100 (shot at 200). Developed in Ilfosol 3 1+14.
A somewhat strenuous trail, but well worth the effort. I didn’t bring along a tripod so this was balanced on a convenient rock. Plenty of those around for using as makeshift supports! The water was so clear, and so cold, it was amazing. Sometimes I still expect all water to be the same as that in south Mississippi — silty, yellow and so thick you lose your hand three inches under. This was the total opposite and just beautiful.
There are more photos to come off this last roll of the year, but I had to go on and post this one (which may be my favorite from the walk).