More from the Leica M10 in Georgia by Dan Bar

More from the Leica M10 in Georgia

by Dan Bar

Hello guys!
This is my last post from Georgia. I usually shoot people in the streets and from close distance which is quite unpleasant as people don’t often accept being photographed. I usually use the 50 and 28 Cron which forces me to reduce distance and this is why I am considering buying a 75mm lens ( I tried the 75 LUX which is a fine lens but very heavy. I also felt it was hard to focus). So I still can not make up my mind.

Georgia unlike many countries is heaven for all kind of photographers, people like being photographed and they cooperate, smile at you or do not care, let you get close as much as you want.

This is a beautiful country ( I was there three times) with a lot of mountains a great scenery. Tbilisi is a very nice city and the Food is great. Georgia is also very cheap. As I wrote in my previous posts I only used the 50 APO this time, felt like traveling light.  Thank you for watching my three posts . I also enjoyed very much the debate about my under exposed photos. 🙂

More photos from the Leica M10 and 50 APO in Georgia
Thank you all,


  1. Dan, I have both the 75 Lux and the current 75 Cron ASPH. While my heart – and eye, is with the Lux, I usually do not carry it for extended travel as it is a big beast of a lens with a very long focusing throw. (I ought to buy one of those rings you add to the focus ring to make it easier/quicker to use.)

    So, I usually end up carrying the 75 Cron and it delivers fantastic pics and is really easy to focus on the M10 (M240, too.) I have borrowed a friend’s 90mm f2.8 Elmarit-M and it is also fantastic, but I do not own a Leica 90mm (used to have an older Tele-Elmarit but sold it long ago.)

    For what it is worth, then, my vote is for the 75 Cron. I don’t think you would regret it.

    Keep up the good work!

    NOTE: There was a rumor a while back that Leica was working on a new 75 Lux. But, if it comes, it will also be VERY expensive and quite large. Maybe it would drive down prices for the 75 Lux that already exists making this exquisite optic a good buy!

  2. Yes, Moderately underexposed. I also agree that the (optically superb) Leica 75 Sum. is too large & heavy for this purpose & just bought a Voigtlander M mount 75/2.5 (8 oz.) instead.
    Good luck to all.

    Harold Block
    El Paso, TX.

  3. I like the life which these photos exude, but the presentation as continuous doesn’t do them credit – horrible! As they say, just my 2cents, and I’ll look forward to seeing more of your work. Thanks.

  4. except voor the cable-car, I don’t see any GEORGIA! if you say you shot those photos in (say) Azerbaijan, Armenia or even Iran, I would believe it too.
    Nothing wrong with your photos, though…they’re nice; but GEORGIA? NO!

    • I agree with you 🙂 You will never know where I took the photos but on the other hand, let us say I shot some beautiful mountains in Georgia, how would you tell, I could shoot those mountains in Albania or…..
      I guess you will have to take my word they where shot in Georgia LOL

  5. Gorgeous pictures from Georgia. I will be visiting Tbilisi for 2 days in October for business but hope to find some time during the evening to do some street shootings.

  6. These shots are superb and for me not underexposed. You are right on the Lux 75. Great lens but not for a quick street shot. Try the old Tele-Elmarit 90, it’s very light and still very good. But nothing can match the Apo 50. Again, congrats !

  7. Nice shots indeed. Real Leica style. I’ve a 75 mm, but a 90 mm is would be a better choice. I go 21 + 50 + 75 and have a 40/1.4 Voigtländer too. Your combo 28 + 50 is superb. Try a 90. Or think Zeiss Tele-Tessar T* 85/4.

  8. Georgia is a good country indeed.And I like your photos-very lively!

    Thank you!

  9. A most enjoyable and interesting portfolio.
    I like the look of the images, the color and feel.
    Look forward to more posts from Dan. Thank You.

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