One Shot with Nicole Struppert | The Leica Camera Blog

My father always used Leica. I never understood his passion about it, until I also got infected! A couple of years ago I had a really tough time having two knee surgeries and wasn’t able to walk for nearly two Read more …

The Leica M8 is still an incredible camera | Oly all the Time

For the second weekend in a row, I left town without my Olympus EM1. Honestly, this fact felt very strange. This time I left with my Leica M8, a
camera released in 2006. Why on earth did I do that? Honestly, cameras are tools and I had a specific desire for this trip and two specific visions that I felt required this camera with this specific rendering. Now….Some may not even notice a difference. That is OK. Some will and some do. I do. The Lecia M8 has such a timeless rendering and my goodness is it sharp and clean all the way to edges with my Zeiss M glass. Vision number 1: We’d be gone over Independence Day and we were headed home to North Dakota. I knew I’d have the opportunity to photograph small town America. I wanted this camera specifically for that. I am so pleased with the results. Here are a few shots from the annual 4th of July parade in Velva, ND. Vision #2: I wanted to capture the specific feeling of my bike rides in the country and I thought only the M8 would do the trick. I left this past weekend blown away by this old digital camera. It is a
beautiful piece of equipment that to this day, produces really top notch
images. I will write a bit more about this camera later this week as I
write about where I am headed with my photography…….