Tag: Leica

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There’s a new kid in town, the Leica M-D. It’s billed as the purist’s camera, giving the photographer nothing but the essentials and the freedom to focus on creativity and capturing the decisive moment. Man! I love marketing! Basically, they’ve taken the M-9 digital camera and removed the LCD screen. They say that this “leads to more freedom for creative photography”. So, basically, this is similar to a film camera and it costs the same as M9, about $6,000 USD…

More mirrorless news, you say?

More mirror-less cameras, you say? When I first saw this article, my initial thought was … so what?! All of their ranger finders are mirror-less. What’s the big deal? I suppose that the big deal is that this is a mirror-less Leica camera that is not a ranger finder. As a matter of fact, it doesn’t even have a viewfinder, only rear LCD viewfinder, which knocks it out of contention for me, right away … not that I am even…

Click for larger image (2 MB) OK. I’ll start with this: No, this is not an April Fools Day joke. I did buy an M9. I’ve been thinking about it for, oh, since 9/9/09, the day they were released. I finally got around to doing it. You can find any number of reviews on the M9, waxing poetically about how grand, great, and wonderful it is. Who knows, I may say that too, but I’m not a Leicaphile. I would…

Leica M6 – Ilford FP4+ – Rodinal 1:50 The other day I was in Due West, SC. Due West, you might say; That sounds like a little town somewhere way off the main highway, over yonder. Well, you’d be right. It’s the home of Erskine College. Tony was visiting the college … my goodness, is it that time already?! I remember when he was just a toddler and watching endless repetitions of Sesame Street! Anyway, Vera and I were waiting…

In my post, Exploring something new, Chris Klug asked: Those trees really give the image some nice framing. I wonder: have you come to any conclusions yet about people and their love for Leica cameras? Any insights? The bold emphasis is mine. Chris seems to have knack for asking those interesting questions that cannot be answered with a simple yes or no, but hey, it keeps me in business. 🙂 I’ve been pondering this since he asked, thinking about my…

Leica M6 – Ilford HP5 – Rodinal 1:50 Let’s keep this short and sweet. Sometimes a scene grabs you and you have to capture it. I saw this as I was leaving work. It had been raining all day and was rather dreary when I left, sometime around 5:00 PM. Usually the parking spaces would be full and, as it was around 5:00 PM … let’s just say that good parking spaces were easy to come by. As I walked…

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