Is Leica the Right Camera for You? | Benjamin Parks

Leica is to photographers what the Stradivarius is to violinists: not only the ‘best’ tool from a technical perspective, but also the one with the most ‘spirit’ – the one that represents photography and what it means to be a photographer, just as a Stradivarius represents the essence of being a violinist. Using a Leica, one can’t help but imagine Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa, globe-trotting and making iconic images with this magic little camera. The big question for a contemporary photographer, though, is whether a film Leica has significant enough advantages over a DSLR, and whether the Leica will enhance your creative ability or inhibit it. To answer this question, I decided to rent a Leica M7 and the legendary 50mm f1.4 Summilux for several days, and make some images on the Tokyo streets using Kodak Tri-X film for black and white, and Kodak Portra 800 film for color………


Leica M Monochrom

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