First of all, Steve, I really like your site and follow it almost every day. Your reviews have been of great importance to me, when I chose to go for the M9. I got a used one almost a year back, and it has been a changer. The result is that I sold my DSLR (Canon 5D) that I “lived with” for five years. I now use a M9 and a M6, with Summarit 35mm, Sonnar 50mm f1.5, Elmar 135mm f4. I today I just got the Nokton 35mm f1.2 II 😀
I’m a Norwegian amateur photographer. I would love have photography as a profession, but I also enjoy my current job as a IT engineer at the local hospital here i Bergen (where I live).
Last year, September, I went to a photo trip to Iceland, with friends and photographers. We drove big 4×4 Land Rovers for a week in the west fjords of Iceland. Pure beauty! I mainly used my M9, but also the 5D (now sold), and I can easily say the I enjoyed the M9 files the most!
I fellow photographer had a Noctilux, I think it was from the 80’s, so a early model (f1). That lens was a joy to use, and you would think it’s hard to focus at f1, but it was easy. The focus was dead on 95% of my pictures with that lens. I have to admit that I miss it..
We stopped by the road a few time to get some pictures of the beautiful Icelandic hoses, and the pictures I hope can inspire are from one of the stops. We had limited time, but I got around 20 pictures in an five minute period. I used the M9 with the old Noctilux.
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