30 Days with the Leica M10 Monochrom: Day 20

I’m pretty exhausted from a trail run (14 miles and ~3800 feet of elevation gain), so I’m gonna keep today’s post short. I’ve talked a ton about everything I like about this camera, but today I’m going to talk about one downside: the weight.

Yes, it’s fairly portable due to its small size, but it’s most definitely not light. In most cases this isn’t too much of a barrier, and even when hiking I’m usually totally fine carrying a little extra weight (always up for some extra training!). Trail running is a different story, though… Today’s run was a lovely jaunt through Horsetooth Mountain Park and I would have loved to take some pictures along the way (today’s image was shot at the trailhead before I took off). But the M10M plus a lens comes in around 2-2.5 pounds, and there’s no way I’m letting that thing bounce around in my pack on the downhills. I usually run with my Fuji X100F, which is significantly lighter at just 1 pound. Once this challenge is over and my self-imposed restriction of only shooting with the M10M, I’m going to be going back to carrying that trusty X100F on my trail runs. Maybe I’ll start carrying the M10M on more of my bike rides going forward, though…


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