On my first day back in the ant farm (formerly known here as postage-stamp land), I wasted little time dispatching the a7 IV and a couple of the excellent lenses I’ve become too lazy to carry for any length of time. In their place sits an M10 with a 35mm Summicron-M v. 3. Augmenting the setup to start off will be a TTartisan 28mm “Summaron” and a Voigtlander 75mm f1.5.
With arrangements completed too late on a soggy day to shoot, I’ve still been well-occupied personalizing the camera’s settings and updating the firmware. Despite the Visoflex 2 performing at reduced resolution on the M10, I sourced one anyway and am eager to see how it does while moving about tomorrow. Although I’d previously seen photos of it mounted, it still looks a bit chunky atop the M10 in real life.
In the end, a yen for the best image quality trumped my distaste for some of the company’s policies. Especially where older glass is concerned, it’s easy to see the brand as a means to an aesthetic, rather than as a business entity. This time, let’s forget the latest, trendiest, bone-sharpest glass; let’s just go find some Mandler glass and have a blast shooting . . .