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    Vienna, Austria

    I am leaving for Vienna next week. What should I expect?
    I am thinking of using the VC 28mm f1.9 exclusively and leaving the 40 f1.4 behind. I will use a fuji xf-1 as a low light / back up. What do you guys think?

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    Re: Vienna, Austria

    Quote Originally Posted by RS View Post
    I am leaving for Vienna next week. What should I expect?
    I am thinking of using the VC 28mm f1.9 exclusively and leaving the 40 f1.4 behind. I will use a fuji xf-1 as a low light / back up. What do you guys think?
    Well, a 28mm lens will work well for cityscapes. Being an older European city it has loads of interesting buildings, lane ways, shops and statues etc.
    If your shooting with a FF Leica M, you will find the the 28 and another complementary lens (such as a 50mm) is a good combination.

    BTW Vienna has some of the best Cafe's around, check out the Cafe Central, very close to the Palace in the heart of the city. The city is known for it's Coffee culture

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    Re: Vienna, Austria

    A shot from inside the Cafe central, quite the coffee experience

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    Cafe Central? Resembles a coffee cathedral
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    Re: Vienna, Austria

    Thanks for the tip. I guess I will bring the VC 40 f1.4 too just in case.
    Yes, coffee house (and chocolate cake) is definitely on the list
    Will probably head out to Salzburg, some castles, and Hallstatt along the way...

    Sorry forgot to mention, I am using an m8...

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    Re: Vienna, Austria

    DID YOU SAY CHOCOLATE CAKE ???

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    Leave the fuji home and just take the M-camera and 28/40 with you Or if you have anything wider, it would be even better. Something like a 21mm + 40mm (on FF camera, with M8 even wider) would be fanstastic, as the old nice buildings are pretty big - think almost like castles.

    And whike you're there go taste the original sacher chocolate cake. The original coffee shop that developed/invented it is still there! And it's a great place too, even the prices are quite ok! The cake is fantastic..

    I was there last june

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    28 & 40mm will do just fine. Instead of the 28 a wider lens would be nice for indoors and narrow cobblestone streets in the old part of the city, 21 or 24. If time allows take the short speed boat ride to Bratislava to spend one day in Slovakia.

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    Just go with the M and according lenses - more high speed if you have.

    The results will show!

    Enjoy Vienna, should be nice weather continuing - sun with some rain showers (well April is gone - BUT ...) .

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    Take the M and 28/40 and be done with it.

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    And about that chocolate cake, the attached photo shows what to look for..

    Original Sacher torte + Wiener melange @Sacher Cafe

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    Sacher Torte is well known throughout Germany as well, as is Schwarzwald Torte (Black Forest Cake), Bienenstich (Bee Sting) and others... So many YUMMY baked goods. And of course, it's near impossible to find a bad cup of coffee anywhere.

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    Re: Vienna, Austria

    Thanks for all the hints and response.
    Leaving in a few hours so I definitely need to pack.
    I will go with the gears that I have and see what photos I get.

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    With all the grand architecture there, I think the 28mm on M8 would be too narrow of a FL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlindstrom View Post
    Leave the fuji home and just take the M-camera and 28/40 with you Or if you have anything wider, it would be even better. Something like a 21mm + 40mm (on FF camera, with M8 even wider) would be fanstastic, as the old nice buildings are pretty big - think almost like castles.

    And whike you're there go taste the original sacher chocolate cake. The original coffee shop that developed/invented it is still there! And it's a great place too, even the prices are quite ok! The cake is fantastic..

    I was there last june

    //Juha
    I just got back from Salzburg and Vienna, and while I didn't bring my Leica, I did shoot almost everything at 24mm.
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    Re: Vienna, Austria

    Quote Originally Posted by jlindstrom View Post
    And about that chocolate cake, the attached photo shows what to look for..

    Original Sacher torte + Wiener melange @Sacher Cafe

    //Juha
    I stayed at the Sacher in Salzburg and agree 100% on the Sacher Tort.
    "A fella, A quick fella, might have a weapon under there. I'd have to pin his head to the panel." The Gyro Captain

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