Leica M

Applied Relativity: The Leica M-A | Gregor Simpson

A couple years ago, I was out shooting on the streets with a late–1940’s model Leica III. As often happens, a stranger approached me, pointed at my camera and struck up a conversation. Ninety-nine times out of a hundred, the dialogue follows a predictable path: I’m asked if film is still being made; why I’m shooting it; and where one goes to get it developed. But this was not one of those ninety-nine times. Instead of initiating the expected discussion about the availability and merits of film, the gentleman’s first question was “can you still find batteries for that thing?” I replied that the camera didn’t require batteries, to which he responded, “then how can it possibly work?” I told him it was all mechanical. In a condescending manner, thinly disguised as stoic mentoring, the man informed me that I must not know very much about cameras, because some sort of power source would obviously be needed to operate the shutter…….

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Leica M-A

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365 Days with the Leica M Monochrom | Simon Puschmann

Simon is an acclaimed, award-winning commercial photographer. For more than 20 years, he has been creating his own brand of dramatic, unexpected imagery for a prestigious clientele, including Audi, Citroen, BMW, BMW Sauber F1, Mercedes Benz, Doc Martens, FC St. Pauli, Lufthansa, Hamburg City Film Council, Volkswagen, and Mobil One NASCAR Racing and many more. Previously, we spoke with Simon about his work Serendipity. In 2014 he took a picture every single day with his Leica M Monochrom. Below, he gives his perspective on the project and the images he took………

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Leica M Monochrom

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How I lost my Leica equipment and what happened next | Witold Riedel

The following story has some parts that might feel a bit strange to some, and yet will feel completely familiar to others. I guess that’s how stories go. When reading it, some will dislike me for some of the facts, while others will be able to relate and feel that what happened was not exactly easy. The story is true. And it has something to do with my cameras; with my M Leicas. I have been shooting with Leica cameras for about 15 years now. I own a few of them (some might think, too many). They are wonderful little machines, all special in their own way. They are almost friends, or maybe even family? Some of the ones I own are true classics, while others are maybe not very well known, but still very special to me personally. What some of the best Leicas do is to make one a better photographer by revealing how bad of a photographer one really is. Especially the M rangefinder cameras are known for that kind of painful revelation…….

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Leica M Type 240

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Leica M-system camera compendium | Leica News

The Leica M system was launched in 1954 when the M3 was introduced. The camera was named after the German word for rangefinder (“Meßsucher”) and the number of framelines that can be displayed in the viewfinder. The M3 featured several groundbreaking innovations, including the bayonet lens mount and a viewfinder with multiple, automatically changing framelines and parallax correction. The M3 stayed in production for more than a decade and inspired the refinement of the M system on an evolutionary basis. In total, Leica sold almost 700,000 M film cameras plus an undisclosed number of digital Ms. The original M3 was by far the most popular model, accounting for a third of all of Leica’s film rangefinder sales. While the development of the Leica M line has always maintained a purist approach to photography, the cameras were provided with additional features and functionalities over time…….

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Leica M Monochrom

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Leica Talks to Photographers About How They Use the Leica M |
Chris Gampat

For their 60th anniversary celebration, Leica UK has released 10 different video interviews talking with famous photographers about how they’ve used the Leica M camera. Some of the photographers have used them for many years while others only just a couple, but they all talk about documenting daily occurrences in life with the camera. What they’re all doing is shooting candids and doing street photography. The Leica M series of cameras have a long and venerable history in photography with many of them being in the hands of photojournalists, documentary photographers, wedding photographers and street photographers. They’re designed to capture everyday life. But eventually the SLR would overtake them due to their through the lens view and wider selection of lenses–particularly zooms. More than any other camera, the Leica M has mostly retained the same timeless shape and look–and they’re easily discernable anywhere you go……

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Leica M Type 240

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Leica M Monochrome Magic…. | Mark Hilliard

About a month ago, my truck was broken into and a camera bag was stolen with several Leica lenses, cameras and accessories.  After the insurance was paid, I purchased the amazing Leica M Monochrome and the Tri-Elmar 16 – 18  – 21 mm lens to replace 3 missing lenses and 1 camera. The M Monochrome is truly an amazing camera and the images are beyond stunning! I have found that I actually enjoy using it more that the M 240.  So far, I have used it for ultra long exposures in the Outer Banks, family pictures of my grand children during Christmas and on a just completed trip to Boone, NC for the New Year.  I am NOT going to do a review here rather I will just show the capabilities of this camera system while photographing my favorite subject matter …..

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Leica M Monochrom

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From DSLR to Fuji X100s to Leica M 240 | Fahad A

Over a year ago I gave up on DSLRs, and got myself a Fuji X100s when it was 1st introduced. that camera changed the way I take pictures, I am no longer cautious and concerned about being caught taking pictures in public (this is a grey area in my country, no specific rules, but many got into trouble shooting large dslr in public). I quickly adopted street photography, loved how the Fuji was small, silent, and no one would take it seriously anyways. it made a lot of sense at that time. However, I always wanted a Leica and last January I got my hands on my 1st ever Leica, I decided on a black M240 along with 50mm Summicron (V4 I believe), and that set was just perfect, small and discreet, slowly I even forgot about my trusty Fuji, and the Leica became my primary camera…..

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Leica M Type 240

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What We Learned Over One Year With The Leica Monochrom |
Tulip Frenzy

The first full day we had our Leica Monochrom — which arrived one year ago this past week — we took the above picture and amazed ourselves.  Not that the photo was so good, but we marveled at the strange fact that, as a lover of deeply saturated color images, we likely never would have processed the picture in black and white; we would have kept it as a color image, and toyed with white balance and tones. If anything, we would have enhanced the color.  And in so doing, we might never have discovered that this was an image that would look better as a black and white print. Over those next, early September weeks, it was as if we had discovered photography anew.  It had been decades since we’d developed black and white images in a basement.  We’d forgotten the joy of not simply capturing the world to see what things looked like as pictures, to paraphrase Gary Winogrand, but to see life transformed into something with more classical resonance.  We went to familiar places and, because we were thinking in terms of luminance, not chroma — light, not color — we could see shapes and patterns that once would have been uninteresting to us, and which now, because we were shooting with a black and white sensor precisely as limited as black and white film, could be seen in literally a different light………
 
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Leica M Monochrom

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Zeiss Distagon 35 1.4 ZM Review (on Leica M9) | Markus Gerhards

I have to admit that i love the rendering of Leica lenses on my M9 camera and i never owned or even shot a Zeiss lens before. I even decided against an upgrade to the M type 240 because of its cmos sensor and the more modern look this camera produces. But the hype for this new lens model is tremendous and so i was very excited to see how i would like it. Leica lenses are famous for their optical quality. They are almost flawless in actual use and very well build. They render images with great detail, nice color and contrast. Especially some older Leica glass adds some kind of glow that many people love. Pictures also appear to be very vibrant with great transition from focus to out of focus parts. But Leica lenses are also famous for being pricey, especially when it is fast glass. The latest Leica 35mm Summilux with its floating elements costs 4200 Euro. This Zeiss alternative is expected to cost around 2000 Euro. That is not even half the money. So how good is it ? …….

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Leica M Type 240

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The Storytellers Kit | Daniel Schaefer

Daniel Schaefer shares with us his thoughts and experiences on developing the right kit for telling your story. A great look at how different focal lengths can change the narrative. Check it out.

Gear does not make the photographer, allow me to state that for the record before we dive in here. A talented artist can make an image with whatever falls into their palm, but for those of us who have the luxury of choice, be it the pocket sized Ricoh dangling from Moriyama’s wrist, or Crewdson’s cherrywood 8×10, a powerful image is about the framing of a moment, the machine it is seen through when chosen properly, serves to simplify and streamline the process. To keep things simple, I’m going to be speaking in terms of Prime lenses in 35mm equivalents, so the numbers I’ll be mentioning mainly apply to a full frame 35mm standard, even though I will be mentioning photographers who work in medium and large formats as well. Photographers for the most part, strive to tell stories. Whether found in the completely candid instant, or carefully constructed, equipment choice can be key in creating the a package that allows the photographer to do their work with ease, unobstructed by the bells and whistles that are so common in modern camera equipment…..

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Leica M Type 240

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