Steps and missteps . . .

Curious to compare the M10’s jpg files with raw, a handful of shots showed it to be an experiment I won’t repeat. Shooting “Vivid” with amped saturation and sharpness, the images instead looked washed-out and bland. I don’t remember any such issue when I used perspective control (which must be shot in jpg unless one uses Lightroom) on the M10-R, but that’s a different sensor. No problem, though, very happy to have such malleable raw files that usually look great SOOC, at least when I do *my* job right.

Looks like the honeymoon period is over with the two Voigtlander lenses. Both bone-sharp edge to edge, and with decent color, unfortunately neither has the tonal gradation of Leica glass. It looks as though some dice will be rolled on some late 1970’s-early 1980’s glass, whether it’s M or R I don’t care as long as it’s not too heavy.

Late in the day the Lumix S 70-300mm arrived, with only time enough to shoot a few shots out the window. Confirmed decently sharp, with really nice color. Made me wonder: who’d want to lug around the SL 90-280mm after shooting this little gem?

Answer: probably the same kind of person who doesn’t like Voigtlander hanging off the mount of his M10. Oh, but much *younger* than I am!!

SL2/80mm Summilux-R