As some of you may know, I have a thing for unique cameras. About a year ago, I wrote a blog post on the Epson R-D1, the worlds first digital rangefinder camera released in 2004. I don't get the chance to use it as often as I'd like, but when a friend of mine asked me to do some street photography in Dallas, I knew which camera I was taking.
For those of you who don't remember, this camera is pretty ridiculous. 6 megapixels, limited ISO range, terrible dynamic range, 2 frame buffer, manual focus, manual shutter advance, etc... It seems like a pretty terrible camera. However, the experience of shooting one of these cameras is quite unique, as it feels and handles like a film camera. Even with all the "limitations", this camera still produces wonderful photos. Here are some of my favorites, all taken with the Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f/4.5 Aspherical on the Epson R-D1s. (One of these days, I'll write a full review on this amazing lens)
We started in the arts district, which has some beautiful architecture, and the brick roads are so nice.
After walking around for a while, we eventually made our way to Klyde Warren Park. It is a brilliant use of space, as the park is built on top of the freeway.
That wraps up this post. (Get it? Like holiday wrapping paper?) Happy holidays everyone!