5 Frames - Zugspitze With A Leica M6

The story has been told so many times before. It was a sunny day, no rain in sight. A young lad was climbing a mountain to bring back visions from a faraway land. Or something like that. This post is about the Zugspitze. Again. Just like in the ”5 Frames - Zugspitze With The Fuji GW690 III” post.

The same old story. A different camera: The Leica M6 with a Zeiss ZM Biogon 21mm f/2.8 lens. A combination that should be familiar to the avid reader, as I have introduced it in ”5 Frames - Nebelhorn Again”. What a coincidence, that I may refer to a post that is titled “Nebelhorn AGAIN” in a post that I could have titled “Zugspitze AGAIN”. And both posts are about pictures taken with the same camera.

One may wonder: Why bother running around with two cameras, if you end up posting the “same” thing multiple times?

The Fuji GW690 III may be called a “Texas Leica” (as I have explained in ”5 Frames - A Texas Leica In Sydney”), and it is a rangefinder camera, but it still is a different beast than a real Leica. For one, it only has a fixed lens that is roughly comparable to a standard prime on a 35mm camera. Another difference is the size of the negative: The Fuji exposes a frame that is close to a whopping 6cm by 9cm.

The Zeiss ZM 21mm Biogon is a wide-angle lens, which makes it suitable for wide sceneries like landscapes (which is what I was aiming for on the peak of a mountain in the Alps). The camera is small, and with a suitable camera strap length, it may hang around your neck without the two cameras colliding. Both together make for a decent combination.

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