Wide Angle Diet

Wide Angle Diet

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I was having issues with my Canon 16-24mm lens where it was getting stuck (not sure of the technical term) and I couldn't zoom in or out.  Thankfully the service in Japan is so wonderful I dropped it off and it was ready in a few days with a charge of zero yen!   I love Japan.   Since I needed to pick this up this was my lens of choice for today's shooting.

I really love this lens and it is one of my favorite lenses to shoot on my Canon along with my 24-70.    They make up for about 90% of my shots on my Canon.    Nothing feels like a wide angel and has the ability to pull you into the photo.

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While I was out in Shinjuku I decided to grab a bite at my favorite sushi place 'Tokyo Kaiten Sushi'.  The staff are extremely friendly and the food is excellent.   They asked me why I didn't flee with the rest of the Americans like they heard on CNNj.   Too funny...

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My favorite thing to eat here is Negi Toro Maki.  I usually eat two plates every time.  If you are not a sushi person, try this and you will be.   It is so great.

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I grab a few shots on the way back to my car.  I love how a city looks through a wide angle lens.

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I stopped by my favorite Leica Shop in Tokyo, Map Camera.    It is probably my favorite because it is 5 minutes from my office but they also have an excellent selection, great and knowledgable staff and Tokyo Kaiten Sushi is right around the corner.    I could spent so much money in this store without even trying...more on this below.

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Passed through this store and it happen to be completely stocked except for ChuHi (alcoholic drink).   Strange that there was a run on this...

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OK...  So I have been thinking over this one for a while now.   I have fallen completely in love with my Leica and the amazing shots it can take.  I love the weight and portability of it and my lenses.    You get a different reaction from people when you ask to take their picture.   I honestly think there is nothing else like it.  I enjoy my Canon equipment but really only a small portion of it.    After a lot of consideration I did what many SLR shooters have done once they started shooting Leica and today I shed myself of the majority of my Canon and SLR gear.   I am only keepings two lens for rainy days when I don't want to get my Leica wet and family events when I want to be a little more carefree with my shooting.

Canon 5DMK2

Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon 24-70mm f2.8L USM

Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon 50mm f/1.2L USM

Canon 85MM f/1.2L II USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L MACRO IS USM

Canon 135mm F/2L USM

Canon 200mm F/2.8 USM (kept for moon shots with my 1.4x teleconverter)

Flashes, Stands, Reflectors

Too many accessories to count.

From one of my negotiations today... everything is negotiable, even in Tokyo.

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Back to wide angel shots and Takoyaki (Octopus Balls)

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McDonald's supporting the 'prevent blackout campaign'

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I love how a wide angel pulls you into the scene.

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Ah so back to my Leica shop....since I went on a diet and shed all of this camera weight I feel the need to snack.  I picked up the Summilux 21mm f/1.4 for my Leica so I can see the wide angle world in Leica color!

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This will now be my primary photography family; Leica M9, Summilux 35mm f/1.4, Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 and Summilux 21mm f/1.4.

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Sadly it was raining tonight and I couldn't bring my new lens out for a walk but captured this from my hallway...  I can't wait to see how the world looks through this lens.    Let's see what tomorrow brings.

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Thanks for stopping by today...

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