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Old May 30, 2014, 8:58 AM   #1
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Business trip to Santa Fe Wednesday and Thursday. We visited a home of someone who lives on a mountaintop above the town. Didn't get a chance to do too much shooting, but enough to get an idea of the view, with the E-M1 and 12-40 M. Zuiko and 7-14mm Panasonic..

Now, THIS is what I call a conference room...



Nice view out the bathroom window..



The mountains to the far north are Colorado..



Nice view looking west across Santa Fe..



The the opposite side of the pool..

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Wow, that home looks more like a resort hotel!!!

I'm sure that was a rough business trip. You probably had to ask for a hardship bonus after making that trip. LOL
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More like, part home and part museum. you hate sitting anywhere and messing something up.

She's a photographer and showed me her work station, including a massive Wacom tablet that shows the image on the tablet itself. Also the first time I've peered through the finder of a Leica S2 (and no doubt a $25,000 S2-P is not too far down the road for her) medium format DSLR.
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Wow, that home looks more like a resort hotel!!!

I'm sure that was a rough business trip. You probably had to ask for a hardship bonus after making that trip. LOL
A big house but look like it needs a lot of maintenance.
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Maintenance, property taxes, monthly electric costs, even association dues. The total is a big number.
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More like, part home and part museum. you hate sitting anywhere and messing something up.

She's a photographer and showed me her work station, including a massive Wacom tablet that shows the image on the tablet itself. Also the first time I've peered through the finder of a Leica S2 (and no doubt a $25,000 S2-P is not too far down the road for her) medium format DSLR.
Lovely shots and views, I must ask what did she think of your gear?
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She took a look through the E-M1 and was impressed, but she had her own mirrorless coming the next day...... A Leica T outfit, complete with the EVF.
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She took a look through the E-M1 and was impressed, but she had her own mirrorless coming the next day...... A Leica T outfit, complete with the EVF.
ah yes the Leica T, made from a single block of aluminum, like God and Steve Jobs would want, the E-M1 must have seemed a little uncivilized in comparison


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She's definitely Leica-centric. There's one room I would call her "Leica room" with her grandfather's special-ordered and name-engraved Green R3 Safari SLR, her father's Leica SL2 and numerous older M and R lenses.

Around 10 years or so ago I fulfilled my desire of of using a Leica or Hasselblad outfit with an M6 setup for a couple of years. I guess, had I not bought anything else since, I could have funded a digital M by now to use with the lenses I had at the time. Problem with Leicas today, that's a lot of money for a digital camera that's already pretty much dated when new and truly obsolete within 2-3 years. She was already talking about the frustration of the "behind-the-times" S2 technology......and that was a lot more money than any digital M.

Nothing about the T has me enamored.

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The build quality of the Leica is second to none in my opinion. When I was stationed in Wurzburg, Germany I went to the local camera shop on the weekend for something to do. Whenever I went there I always wanted to hold the M4. You could just feel the quality in that camera. The owner offered to sell it to me on a payment plan but I would have had to reenlist to give me the necessary time to pay for it. :-)
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