A recent acquisition in Hong Kong - Minolta Alpha 9

On a recent trip to Hong Kong this Minolta Alpha 9 35mm camera took my fancy. I have to admit knowing nothing about the camera before buying it. Once I picked it up it felt very easy to use, very comfortable to hold with a grip on the right side of the body, clear view finder (for someone with glasses) and auto focus too.
It came with a 50mm lens, but I ended up buying a 24mm lens as the streets of Hong Kong as so tightly packed together I wanted to capture as much as I could.

So I just shot a few rolls of Ilford Delta 100 and very happy with the results. I've attached a selection of images from my limited time doing some street photography.

I didn't use all the function of the camera, but I think to just to pick something up and shoot with it and not have to worry that my images were or weren't in focus or if I'd used correct aperture... was a lot fun and such a pleasure to use.

I look forward to taking some colour film with me the next time I use the camera.

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