Posts Tagged ‘Leica’

Beautifully Wrong

February 14, 2019
It does look Barnack-ish!

It does look Barnack-ish!

First impressions on a new, old lens.

Leica Summaron-M f/5.6 28 mm

Leica Summaron-M f/5.6 28 mm

It comes with a historically correct, humongous hood that I will keep in the presentation box in expectation of appreciation. The lens is deeply recessed into it’s pancake housing, anyway.
Leica did something left-of-center with this lens. It is a reissue of a fifties screw mount lens, this time with coated lenses, M bayonet, 6-bit-coding and slight updates in the engravings. The optical formula they left alone! So it renders like it’s 1955!

Heavy vignetting at f/5.6

Heavy vignetting at f/5.6


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Small is Beautiful

February 2, 2019

11 inch iPad Pro plus Pencil

Apple said it can replace a laptop, but you gotta be careful. When it comes to photo editing, only the two recent versions of the iPad Pro make the cut. Only they have a color gamut a bit wider than sRGB (still far removed from Adobe RBG). You won’t be adjusting something you can’t see, at least if the web is your platform. (more…)

An Experimental Platform

January 26, 2019
Canon FD f/1.2 85 mm and Visoflex (Type 020) fitted

Canon FD f/1.2 85 mm and Visoflex (Type 020) fitted

Putting a Visoflex electronic viewfinder on a Leica M10-D seems nonsensical.
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Bag Snobbery

January 25, 2019

The Leica “Systemtasche” by Oberwerth

The times they are a’changing. In these gender-fluid times, a man can get excited about a leather bag. By all means! So I did.
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Wide and Shallow

January 20, 2019
Fresh truffles

Fresh truffles

Took a beginner’s workshop in Leica M photography at the Nuremberg Leica Shop yesterday.
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More about Less

January 17, 2019
Different sisters, one surplus lever

Different sisters, one surplus lever

The first days with the new Leica M10-D are strange and full of new experiences. In use, the camera feels positively small.
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Test Drive

January 12, 2019

Rain dawns on the “Leica World” in Wetzlar.

As soon as they open, I scamper through the precipitation from the hotel to the Leica Store. A dash of 30 meters. The salesperson offers to loan me a Leica M10-D for a few hours to test this unique digital rangefinder camera. (more…)

An Old Photographer and a New Store

November 16, 2018
Three photographers and a minder

Three photographers and a minder

Yesterday evening, I was at an event at the Leica headquarters in Wetzlar. Jürgen Schadeberg was inducted into the Leica Hall of Fame and a new Leica flagship store was opened. Here’s a series of photos I took with the M Monochrom as the proceedings unfolded:
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I Screwed Up

October 27, 2018
Choosing from a menu

Choosing from a menu

Just coming back from a day trip to Hamburg with my father. We had (more…)

They don’t make them like they used to

August 29, 2018
I get nostalgic for old film cameras.

I get nostalgic for old film cameras.

Like this Leica M6 TTL in chrome. It sat in the second hand glass case at my dealer when I was visiting yesterday. (more…)