Leica M Typ 240 Winter Landscape Field Test | Andy Tobin

Can a Leica M handle harsh winter conditions while providing excellent quality landscape images, and retaining it’s legendary usability? That was the question I had in mind as I set out for a fortnight of photography in Assynt, in the far north west of Scotland. It’s a place of unrivalled beauty and very target-rich from a photographic perspective. My first week was a landscape photography masterclass with an idol of mine, David Ward, about which you can find a write up here. The second week was intended to put everything I had learned into practice, in the company of a group of photographer friends who had travelled up. My weaponry for the trip was very minimal – My Leica M with 3 lenses, 28mm Elmarit, 50mm Summicron and 90mm Summicron APO ASPH. A spare battery, some Lee Seven5 filters, a cable release, an Olympus electronic viewfinder, and a Sony RX100 mkIV rounded off a very compact kit which all fitted into a Billingham Hadley bag. Add a carbon Velbon tripod to that list. My thoughts were that this little kit would be small and light enough to go anywhere easily without restricting either my creativity or my agility…….

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