100 Years of ANZAC / 100年澳新军团日

 Leica M-P240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Leica M-P240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

April 25 2015, I attended ANZAC Day Dawn Parade an service in Auckland Domain. This time, it is a bit special because it’s been a century for ANZAC. At city council website, it reminds public to get there earlier due to a much larger number of people will join the memorial events. For this reason, even the inner link buses has start to run earlier and run more frequently.
今年四月的时候,我去奥克兰博物馆广场参加了澳新军团日的庆祝活动。这一次的纪念活动跟以往相比有一些特殊,因为是一个世纪了。在庆祝活动的官方网站上,还特别的提醒想要去参加活动的民众需要比以前更加早一点到现场。也是因为这个原因,公交车也会更早的开始运行而且多加班次。

Leica M Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux F1.4 ASPH

Leica M Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux F1.4 ASPH

Of course,for ANZAC, there are many other places have memorial events at different places at different time, but many people like me would like to attend this one. Last year, I went to the 99th ANZAC as well (for the post about 99 Years ANZAC, click here.). Unlike last year, I have only used Leica cameras instead of DSLRs to make all the photos. One of the main advantages I am getting is the focus accuracy. Modern high-end DSLRs do have really really good auto-focus systems, but in the complex situations like this one, you have people everywhere and the lighting is not good at all, manual focusing would produce higher rates of in-focused photos than DSLRs.
ANZAC那天,不同社区不同的地方都会有不同的纪念活动, 但是大部分像我这样想去参加活动的人还是宁愿去博物馆那个广场的。去年的时候我也拍了一点照片,去年是99年纪念活动。跟去年不一样的是,今年我只用了旁轴来拍,而不是单反。用旁轴的最主要的原因之一是对焦的准确度。现在的单反,特别是高端的单反的对焦系统做的的确是非常非常的好,但是在像这样的复杂的场景下,而且光线非常的不好,还有到处都是人的时候,手动对焦明显会有更高的准确率。

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Last year, when I carried two Nikon DSLRs with two prime lenses, I got some special treatments from others. Because they thought I am a photographer for a newspaper, they would like to give me some space when I needed and people get noticed of me very quickly and easily. In other words, it means I can’t take good photos as I want, because they could spot me easily and knowing that I am taking photos. This time, it’s big difference when I am using M system. I use the same aperture lenses for the same focal lengths, but the sizes difference of M lenses with DSLR lenses are huge. This causes I didn’t get “caught” by other people, and I could have the chances to capture the real emotions of people instead of “knowing camera is there” kind of expressions.
我带着两台单反相机去参加这个活动,然后也得到一些“特殊待遇”。参加活动的人们以为我是哪个报纸的摄影师,所以当我穿梭人群的时候他们会给我让道,但是如果他们不想被我也会故意躲避我的镜头。 这也说明,很多时候我拍不到更加不被打扰的照片。这次我也同样是相同数量的两台相机,但是尺寸上面有着非常大的不同。同样也是大光圈的相同焦距的镜头,尺寸上面的不同让我不会容易的被其他人发现。这样我就有更好的机会去拍摄那些更加接近真实的表情,而少一点那种“对着镜头的摆拍”。

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Take a look the photos below if you like. 😀

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 50mm Noctilux F0.95 ASPH

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 21 mm Summilux

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 21 mm Summilux

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 21 mm Summilux

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 21 mm Summilux

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 21 mm Summilux

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 21 mm Summilux

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 21 mm Summilux

Leica M-P(240) with Leica 21 mm Summilux

Leica M Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH

Leica M Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH

Leica M Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH

Leica M Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH

Leica M Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH

Leica M Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH

Leica M Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH

Leica M Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH

Leica M Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH

Leica M Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH

Leica M Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH

Leica M Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH

Leica M(240) with Leica 21 mm Summilux

Leica M(240) with Leica 21 mm Summilux

Leica M(240) with Leica 21 mm Summilux

Leica M(240) with Leica 21 mm Summilux

Leica M(240) with Leica 21 mm Summilux

Leica M(240) with Leica 21 mm Summilux

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