I tried to dedicated at least one weekend per month to take the family out to some scenic spots around Los Angeles. Not only it's quality time with the family, it also gave me more chances to practice what I've read from books, blogs, forums, etc. The Sony NEX5 was the perfect "gateway drug" because with the right adapters, you can mount almost any lens from any other systems, especially legacy manual focus lenses. It is impossible to research on legacy lenses without coming across the Leica brand. Its lenses are legendary, and I had to try some out. The pictures of the first gallery are from Leica-M-mount lenses that are taken with my NEX camera.
Once you started to look at some rangefinder lenses, it is hard not to be intrigued by the rangefinder focusing experience. I am still very much a newbie at Photography. Do I have the necessary knowledge to shoot with a rangefinder camera? Do I have the budget to support it? Almost none of those questions mattered because suddenly no other camera systems interested me. I knew that I'm going to have to get a Leica M9, soon. I hawkishly lurked in the "gear-for-sale" forums for a used M9 within my budget, and scoured the web for anything I can to learn about it.
So that brings us to the point of this post. As it is right now, a well-used Leica M9 is on its way to me, and I have sold off most of my NEX gears to buy a couple of M-mount lenses. This blog will be dedicated to my exploration into the Leica M9: what I learn as a M-user, what I learn as an amateur photographer, and what I learn about how to document the world that surrounds us all.
This is the beginning of my journey, my own little mid-life crisis. This is also the end of my anti-social tendencies for I've decided create this blog and share my experiences with anyone who cares to read them.