Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Fire In The Pit

Just got back from a 4-day trip to China. I had a good buddy that moved to Shanghai, so a few of us flew to Hangzhou (near Shanghai) to visit him. We had a great time, as usual.

I brought with me an old Leica 35mm Summicron lens (borrowed from a good friend), and it never left my camera. I loved using that lens. I thought I liked the 50mm better, but I found I could use the 35mm for most any situation. Many times, the 50mm is too long (believe it or not), but the 35mm could be used for wide angle stuff as well as people shots, so I think it is the perfect lens for the Leica. If you are thinking of getting a Leica, and can only afford one lens, get the 35mm.

Below is one of the temples we visited. At first, seeing all the crowds, I was reluctant about going in, but I am sure glad I did. It was amazing!!


kostas said...

Great capture!
I love your lens but its too expensive!
I remember my old good Kodachrome days!

Elena said...

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