Following on from my Fantasies in Chrome (click here: http://rangefinderchronicles.blogspot.com/2011/06/fantasies-in-chrome.html) I used my three cameras to shoot for a couple of hours around the "People's Palace"
(Above, the Palace, Fuji X100)
I mainly used my new Fuji X100, but also the Leica M8.2 with my favourite Leitz 50mm Summicron f2 lens (pre-aspherical, last version) and film Leica M4 classic with Zeiss 35mm Biogon f2 lens
(Above, Cafe by Fuji X100)
These next photos show why, despite loving the X100 more than any camera I have picked up for a long time, the quality of the M8 and that 50mm sweet lens is still better, at least in low light.
(Above, Fuji roses)
(Above, Leica roses)
(Above, Leica telescope)
Although another important advantage of the Fuji X100 is the macro close focussing facility, used here.
(Above, Fuji telescope)
Not forgetting film though. I love how the M4, Zeiss 35mm lens and Portra 400 dealt with this view over London
(Above, Leica M4 London view)
These last 3 photos prove something else though - for general, quick, street shooting I find the X100 the best to capture moments and people.