The Great American Road Trip

A couple of months ago, one of my long-time friends contacted me asking about my plans in early June. It turns out that another long-time friend was moving from San Diego all the way to North Carolina, and an entire group of my close friends were going to caravan his two cars across the country on an epic road trip.

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The Leica M9 is Good, But Not Great

I think it was probably New York City that changed it all for me.  I’ve known of Leica and I’ve known of the rangefinder style of camera in general, but it never had the allure to me that it did for other photographers that I knew. Then I went to New York City for a weekend last September to attend NYCWLK. Amongst the Pentax, Hasselblad and myriad other cameras were a few Leicas, both film and digital. Free from the confines of having to spend $3,000+ to hold one, I tested some out. I adjusted the focus, and the moment the rangefinder patch came together was the same moment it clicked for me as well.

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