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Monday, October 31, 2011

Back to Work, Downtown and the Leica DLux 5

At work, lower Manhattan
Photo by myself in lower Manhattan.

Yes, it's Monday again. How on earth does that happen?

Apologies for the lack of a Halloween photo. I didn't have anything 1/2way decent that represented both the holiday and NYC. With luck, I'll snap something on Monday. Crossing fingers!

In the meantime, I am excited about my newest toy. Mark bought me a Leica Dlux 5 for my birthday after much, much waffling on my part.

Me: No, I don't need anything. The economy is terrible. I can make do with this scratched lens.

What was I thinking???!

Leica dlux 5
Everything about this camera is simple and beautiful, including the packaging. This one sports the optional grip.

I've only tried a few shots with it, since we had terrible weather and I couldn't figure out all the buttons. Already I am seduced by the results. The Leica seems like a great alternative to a big SLR.

Normally, I am against animal testing ;-) My willing victim stood patiently, his eyes locked on a small rubber ball. He wore a maniacal grin.

Close up

Further away

Of course, a nice camera is nice, but if you're not putting in the time to take photos, a nice camera will not get you anywhere.

More later!

Related posts: On Canal Street and Annie Leibowitz, Roaming Free, in Prospect Park, Brooklyn and Cooling Off Hot Dogs, in Prospect Park.

11 comments:

Seitenstra├če said...

you can already see its a great camera!

xxx Beatrice

Paul said...

What a poser and all in the name of your art! I got to play with one of these in the camera shop I use, the manager was very keen to point out how nice it is and he is right.

s.c said...

I loved the old aluminum helmets. This is a helmet you find everywhere but we have to go with the times. Rupert looks gorgeous as is your new camera. That it may give a lot of nice postings.

Washington Cesar Takeuchi said...

Hi Kitty! Congrats for your new Leica! We can expect great pictures, right?
And Rupert is great!

Louis la Vache said...

There's nothing camera-shy about Rupert!
;-D

Terry at Blue Kitchen said...

Kitty, happy birthday present! I'm so glad you went with the Leica. And regarding "animal testing," in this case, I approve.

Banjo52 said...

Is it my imagination, or are Boston Terriers having a surge of popularity? As a bulldog lover, I see the appeal, and I bet they're a lot healthier than their . . . stouter . . . thicker? . . . cousins.

Enjoyed your visit the other day. Hope you'll return.

auchnacree said...

Hello Kitty
A loving partner can take the angst out of choosing which new camera to buy so my theories about consistency are out the window. However as an LX3 user I am certain that your new acquisition will be great as it seems to be an improvement on the earlier model.
Pics so far are great
regards
Alistair

Leif Hagen said...

Ruprecht seems to enjoy modeling for the camera....

Pierre BOYER said...

Lovely dog...
Gorgeous LEICA ! Lucky man !!!

Pierre

Gunn said...

What a great model/dog and camera you have!
Enjoy it!
Congratulations!