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Just spending a few days in Rome with my M6 TTL and C-Biogon 35mm f/2.8 (one lens only). Before leaving, I checked my freezer: XP2 Super, Ektar 100, Potra 160 or Portra 400? Weather forcast was fine: sunny and warm, very warm. Colours in Rome are wonderful: marble, antique orange and pink, light blue... not those shiny full colours screaming at your eyes. I decided to take the Portra 160, too much light for the 400, too many nice colours for the Ektar, the XP2 (or some real b/w-film). Since I did not plan to take many pictures inside something (churches or antique places), ISO 160 is perfect. Even with only ISO 160, I hardly get down to f/2.8 for a somewhat blurred background on the outside. It's mostly f/8 and 1/250 to 1/500, or even f/11. Perfect for snapshots, with the camera set to hyperfocal distance, but too much for any kind of bokeh. But I shoot people and things just the Leica-way: fast and without being noticed. Last time in Rome I had the DSLR with me. Great camera, but you don't go unnoticed, not in the streets, not in places. For insides, I don't get anywhere with the 35 mm Biogon. Something like 24 mm or less would be necessary for all these wonderful places, plus film with ISO 400 or higher (or a M240, film is not perfect for anything above ISO 400 in my opinion). Ok, got to get ready for the second day. Sorry, no pictures yet, as I need to develop and scan the negs first the traditional way. Back home, that is.