So, it was faculty trip week lately, and we spent three days down in Boston.
That is “ol’ stompin’ grounds” for us, as my dad and mom met there, I used to be born there, we have been engaged there, and my spouse attended undergrad there. It’s a favourite metropolis for the household for certain.
We arrived simply two days after the Marathon, however you’d by no means have identified…town hosts so many occasions and cleans up so shortly.
Highlights have been a Crimson Sox sport…which they sadly misplaced…the Hayden Planetarium, and the Widespread and Backyard. It’s an excellent strolling metropolis.
I took the GX85 and Leica DG 9mm [e-18mm] f1.7 ASPH alongside for the go to. Primarily as a trial run earlier than our upcoming trip in Canada. [I’d like to say ‘annual visit’, but covid ruined that tradition as soon as it started.]
The 9mm is kind of a departure from the opposite brief Leica DG primes for MFT. It has a really noticeably plastic barrel for one, and extra importantly lacks an aperture ring. When road capturing, which is broadly what I exploit these lenses for, I actually recognize the choice to shortly choose a tough aperture on the fly…with out having to confirm my alternative on a display or within the view finder. Transfer from shiny solar to shadow? Open up a number of. Finished. And vice-versa.
This lens doesn’t permit for that, however the picture high quality was nice. I’ve usually described the GX85 paired with a 15mm Leica DG f1.7 because the digital equal of my M3 and 35mm Summichron. And it’s. And it’s small and light-weight. However.
I believe the G9 goes to make the trek to Halifax. I actually benefit from the bigger finder and controls. And it handles the zooms significantly better. And the 15mm as properly. It has an aperture ring for fast snaps, and I’d must say higher efficiency, barely. All the higher.
So, the GX85 is enjoyable for a fast journey or round city, however I’ll cease doubting the G9 when it counts.
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