Now that I have Fuji X100F I took it with me to the scoot park where my son was jumping around with his scoot. Have to say that the focusing of X100F usually nails the shot at least in good light. He was going around with quite fast pace and I was really pleased how the little camera coped those situations.
After our vacation I took my Digilux 2 out from the storage cabinet and shot some pics indoors in quite a poor light. As I can only (or at least mainly) use ISO 100 I once again utilized three-shot series to hopefully have some sharp shots. And I managed to get some. Some amazing shots. My Digilux 2 was in B&W white balance because I feel that this camera takes very nice monochromes. Every time I manage to get sharp shot with this camera I really like the result. It is very difficult to explain why those shots shine but there certainly is something in them. With other cameras the shot would just be one sharp shot among others, nothing special, but with this Leica it will be more.
Leica Digilux 2 is a tricky camera to shoot with that’s for sure. But the reward will be more than with those modern digital wonder-gadgets having all the bells and whistles. The shot below is one of those I love. F2.4, 1/4 s (hand-held), ISO 100, 90 mm.
I have to say that I love the photo below. Not only because there is my lovely son but also because how my Leica Digilux 2 renders the smoke. I know that Tiitus is not focused properly but the smoke is like magical to me. I used Digilux 2’s flash in its first position where it works as a bounced flash. For color photos you really can not use this camera over ISO 100 but that ingenious flash saves the situation.
Our track and field club had a running competitions yesterday. Both Kaapo and Tiitus were competing, Kaapo 800 meters and Tiitus 400 meters. Lovely weather, great company, and heartwarming spirits. Everybody got a trophy and especially a good mood. This is how you organize sports competitions for children. I saw everybody enjoying. A lot.
Above photos were shot with Fuji X-Pro1 and Asahi Pentax Super-Takumar 135mm F3.5 manual focus lens. I had some problems to get the focus spot on and also camera shake was not so nice time to time because of lag of image stabilization. I was thinking during shooting this event how good the Fujinon 55-200mm zoom lens would have been.