Archive for the 'Leica m9' Category

Stunning French mill for sale

‘Come and eat with us chez nous’ said my new friends Jean Francois and Cristelle. Nothing could have prepared me for where they lived. My jaw dropped and my eyes opened wide. I was speechless, those who know me know how rare that is. I was simply blown away. Let me try and paint a […]

Why I won’t be buying a Leica M/M10/type 240

It’s hard to believe that’s it’s coming up 4 years since I have had my M9 but time flies and now Leica have brought out the M9’s successor, the M or as most people are calling it, the M type 240 or even the M10. It’s all a bit confusing. Leica always go their own […]

Leica M (240) T shirt

The new Leica M. For some reason Leica have dropped the number from the name so many people are calling it the M 240 which is the camera’s in house development name. The Germans rarely do things without good reason and Leica are no exception. They have always gone their own way and I for […]

The fine art of wedding photography

I knew when I first saw Susana at work that here was someone who loved her job. Her smiling face immediately made her subjects feel at ease, not an easy task with a day so full of stress and expectation. I watched her work and it soon dawned on me that this was no ordinary […]

Lomography and Leica M

If you’re into photography and maybe if you’re not, you must surely have heard of Lomo cameras. Russian made and frankly not of great quality, nevertheless they have a massive worldwide following and one has to admit that photos taken with a Lomo are certainly interesting, sometimes quite magical. It’s funny, on the one hand […]

Filming using a remote control drone

The sailing regatta at St Tropez in October is always fun. It’s the last one of the season and everyone is looking forward to a well earned break at the end of it. Frankly I don’t know how the crews do it, racing everyday and drinking every night. They do this for 6 months of […]

Sensors and the dreaded dust!

The view through the Visible Dust loupe. Note how the 6 led bulbs focus in the centre. It’s been a couple of years now since I bought a Leica M9 and it’s taken me that long to finally get good results cleaning my sensor. I don’t expect perfection, after all, the odd spot is easily […]

Leica M3 with Summilux 50mm lens T shirt

After the popularity of the Leica M9 T shirt, it seemed only natural that one should be able to celebrate other classic Leicas too. Here is the first M, the M3. It is reproduced actual size and with straps added it really looks like you are wearing one around your neck. If you actually are […]

What makes a Leica M so special

Taken with an M9 and a 21mm Summilux f1.4 lens. This image proves that even with manual focussing and exposure you can still take awesome images of fast moving subjects. This gull was only about a metre away, he was snapped as he went for my lunch! This is a post I’ve wanted to write […]

21mm 1.4 Leica Summilux lens review

Leica M9 21mm Summilux f1.4 Asph lens wide open at f1.4 for 10 secs 160 ISO. Pin sharp from 5 metres to infinity. This is one spectacular lens. (click on this image to download a full sized jpg) When my Elmarit 21mm had to go back to Solms for repair, Leica very kindly sent me […]