I’m still making out with the old Leica Digilux 2, especially when I’m wandering around the streets or have no plan to snap a single shot. Its old. Its gorgeous. Its the camera I bring when I’m not taking my Fuji with the Fujinon 27mm. Its bad ass.
Cameras should be light weight in my opinion. Something you can carry without thinking and sighing loudly because of the hassle (I’m looking at You, Hassey 500). This is one of the reasons I fell for Fujifilms digital cameras.
Leica Digilux 2 @ Odengatan, Stockholm
But the Digilux is light weight too.
Yes it is old. Yes it performs poorly in low light situations. Yes the battery life lasts as short as a piece of brie put in front of me.
But it kind of emulates film. The process of using it, emulates film. I have to stop, think and stand still. And its gorgeous to look at. It feels great in your hands. And this makes up for the flaws. Because it is old.
But it is bad ass too.