I don’t know what it is about this camera. But when we took our motorbikes and went to our trip to Ukraine, it was no question which camera I would pick. It would not be the Nikon point and shoot or DSLR. It had to be a Leica. Somehow, it just felt appropriate to take a rugged camera to a trip that might end up being an adventure
It took a while to decide between the M9 and the M6. But then I remembered the trip to Romania two years earlier. I remembered how the scenery and people made us feel as if we travelled back in time. And at this moment, it was clear, it had to be film and it had to be black and white.
And so my M6 spent 10 days in the little bag on the tank of my bike, on gravel roads, through pot holes and little rivers and it survived every time my driving skills were no longer matching the difficulties of the track and my bike ended up laying in the dirt. And when I hit a pot hole so hard my front wheel broke, I doubt the camera even noticed.
(Photo by Toni Schnydrig)
My apologies for not taking more good pictures. I was new to film and I screwed up now and then. And I was also too busy driving the bike and having fun. I promise to do better next time I’m there. Which will be next year….
So what about you? Do you have a favorite travel camera? And if so… what is it?