Take Two: Two cameras, two photographers, two angles

Posted on by Mike Evans

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

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