April in Paris – part II

I can’t yet really define how using a rangefinder affects my pictures. I know all of these recent images could have easily been captured using my Nikon D3,  but I think the most essential issue is not whether “I could have captured” but “would I have captured?” I know I missed a lot of great “Kodak moments” due to my inability to focus quick enough and/or not paying enough attention to composition when fighting with unfamiliar camera controls (and there aren’t that many of them either), but still I found that when using the M9 I had a certain aesthetic in mind and was giving myself time to observe my surroundings with a different attitude. We’ll see how it works out in the long run. Right now I’m lovin’ it.

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