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Take Two: Two cameras, two photographers, two angles

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On Saturday I went out with my friend Ivor Cooper of Red Dot Cameras to check out Portobello Road, a location I know well from the past but which I haven’t visited recently. Ivor used the new Leica D-Lux and I was playing with both my Leica Monochrom (with 28mm Elmarit) and the test 56mm Fujinon which is the subject of the full review which you can find here

Today Ivor sent me a great shot of myself in this mirror at a stall selling sunglasses, taken with the D-Lux. I was busy at the same time getting a similar shot, from a different angle, with the Fujinon. 

The author caught off guard by the new Leica D-Lux in the hands of Ivor Cooper

  Joseph hails from Rethymno in Crete, which I know well, and now sells vintage cameras in one of the indoor markets in Portobello Road. He has a good stock of Rolleis if that tickles your fancy (Photo Fuji X-T1 and 56mm Fujinon f/1.2
Joseph hails from Rethymno in Crete, which I know well, and now sells vintage cameras in one of the indoor markets in Portobello Road. He has a good stock of Rolleis if that tickles your fancy (Photo Fuji X-T1 and 56mm Fujinon f/1.2

At the end of the day, and after a decent pizza, we both agreed that Portobello Road was worth a re-visit. Ivor has determined to organise a Leica forum meet in the New Year.

Interestingly, Ivor knows Portobello Road well and we were able to chat to several of the stallholders, including Joseph who sells vintage cameras in one of the indoor markets.

I had not realised there was so much camera stuff to be found in Portobello and it is certainly worth a visit. It is a different venue from Borough Market, for instance, where all the produce is edible. 

Check our the D-Lux and Fuji shots here.

  The author doing his own stuff with the Fuki X-T1 and 56mm Fujinon
The author doing his own stuff with the Fuki X-T1 and 56mm Fujinon

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  1. Nice work Mike. In my 20+ years living in London, I’ve still not made it down to Portobello Road. Let me know when the meet-up takes place and I’ll gladly join.

    • Yes, I have revised my opinion and will be going back, especially as it is so convenient compared with most of the markets in the East End. Even found a good Pizza joint. I will let you know if I’m planning another round.

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