My M9 finally came back after being away for quite a long time – just over 2 months – for a sensor exchange performed in Germany. So what exactly was the problem? I’ll never know, because the report that came back was rather non-descript. Moreover, since the work was done by Leica as a gratis ‘goodwill gesture’, the report made comment that Leica wont provide warranty for that repair.. Hmm.. Anyway, it seems like a good repair, so fingers crossed.
My M9 developed a sensor crack or scratch late last month, so it’s been sent away for a service. It can’t be fixed in Australia, so it will end up at Solms Germany. So it’s back to Canon for a while (which is fine). I’ve had the M9 for just over a year, and when it comes back from the service, I will write up a summary of my thoughts after using it rather heavily for the past year. Stay tuned.
Last weekend, there were fireworks down at Surfers Paradise beach as part of the Surfers Paradise Festival. In recent years, there’s been at least 2 or 3 fireworks events on the beach. I’ve photographed some of these from a distance, but not up close, so I made a point to shoot these ones from the beach.
Here are some tips for shooting fireworks.
I just finished watching the first episode of Photo Finish on the ABC (Australia). It’s billed as “a unique series where amateur photographers compete head-to-head in themed photographic challenges”. With the rise in popularity in so-called ‘reality TV’, a photography version had to happen sometime. This is not the first reality show revolving around photography. I did see one in the US several years ago (the series name escapes me) featuring young photographers pitted against each other taking fashion pics of the same model and situation, and being judged on the ‘best’ pic.
This is a follow-up post to my previous one – SD cards on the M9. This post wont concern many M9 users – unless of course, you’ve had an image corruption. If you’ve never had a corruption, feel free to skip this post.