Two weeks ago I spent 4 days together with my family in Paris. The main focus of this trip was sightseeing, having fun, and eating some good food.
But of course, I also wanted to meet my friend Philippe, who lives in Paris and shoot together with him. We managed to do this on one evening at the Pont Alexandre III and on one morning at the Louvre. Since this was not a photography trip I decided to leave the Leica equipment at home and just take the new Sigma DP2M and a small tripod.
We had some really good food at these two restaurants (both close to the Eiffel Tower and not too expensive):
Bistrot Firmin le Barbier
20, rue de Monttessuy
Restaurant Philippe Excoffier
18, rue de l’Exposition
I’m really satisfied with the images I got out of the DP2M and did not regret leaving the Leica at home. The biggest problem with the DP2M is, that the necessary postprocessing of the images is quite time-consuming (compared to other cameras like the Leica M9 or Canon 5DII). First I have to use two converters (SPP and LR) and second I don’t like the colors of the Sigma files without further adjustments. For example, I often had to reduce the yellow saturation to get pleasing results. Nevertheless, I really like the DP2M.
Here are some images of my favorite places in Paris: