M8 goes to the Jaipur Markets

Started Jun 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
kamalpr
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Re: Kamalpr
In reply to RaajS, Jun 28, 2012

RaajS wrote:

Thanks for looking and your comments.

As I already said in my response to Art that you quoted, my Nikons are too heavy and too big to carry around and engage with people in the way that a smaller RF allows me to do. I don't want to get into a discussion about color

agreed. Maybe one of the newer Nikon DSLRs and ZF 50mm f/1.4 will not be all that conspicuous and allow you to achieve the same kind of interaction/anonymity.

signatures and all that but none of my Nikons or any of the Nikon lenses render in quite the same way as the M8/M9.

I found the colours to be a bit dull (less contrasty) in comparision to what my zeiss planar lens renders. If you can point me to how it is different, that would be useful to me.

As to the scene being a typical Indian market, I'm sure you're right - I don't have enough data points to comment on what is typical and what is not. I have to say though that the markets in Jaipur are very different from the ones in Bombay or any of the cities and towns in Goa or in Southern India. I don't claim to be an expert though.

yeah a little bit different as you go from N to S India or from any point to any other point. What I meant to say is that thought its a tourist hot spot, its probably no different from say delhi or other small touns within a radius of 1000 km.
btw you can call me kamal.

thanks
-kamal

Cheers,
-raaj

kamalpr wrote:

RaajS wrote:

Thanks, as always, for your kind comments.

I too like the way the lens renders, especially colors, though some of this is the "magic" of the M8 too. Indeed, it is amazing how easy it is to hold the Ms steady - I could not have done this with any of my Nikons - they are too big and heavy to hand hold steadily.

can you tell me what a Nikon DSLR will fail to render that this camera +lens manages to render? I mean, apart from the size of the equipment and assuming you will be using a fixed focal length lens.

IMO -the scene is typical of an Indian market.

thanks
-kamal

Cheers,
-raaj

Artichoke wrote:

than what we see here
that Kobalux seems a fine lens, though it is hard to tell at the sizes available
I love the way it renders colors
a fascinating tour of the markets

amazing how well a rangefinder does with hand holding, in which the limit becomes more subject movement than hand shake
exotic lens for an exotic place
thanks for sharing these, RaajS
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