For some people, there is something about the M5 that is very special
In this guest post Michael Bock explains to us what drove hims towards the Leica M5, a camera that many people overlook. Perhaps it might make you give the camera a second thought?
The Leica MP is something very special
In another guest post from Jerome Arfouche and this time he tells us about his new found love affair with the Leica MP.
There is no such thing as a ‘cheap’ Leica
I have decided to put together a little article for you about Leica cameras in response to the amount of questions I get about them in my inbox. I hope this helps you all a little bit.
The Leica MP Titanium
Every now and again a very very special camera comes along, and they don’t really come much more special than this one, the understatedly beautiful Leica MP Titanium.
The Leica CL – A Viable M-Series Replacement?
A guest piece written by Daniel King. An interesting comparison of the Leica cameras.
Interview with a collector, Patrick O’Brien
Sometimes I get requests from people to show their gear, and I am always open to these. But this one really caught my eye, because the collector, Patrick O’Brien, is so young, yet has such an impressive collection. Lets have a look at Patrick’s cameras…
Last night I went to a party, a very special party
I was lucky enough to be invited to the Leica Ginza 新年会 party last night. For those of you who don’t read Japanese (i.e. most of the world) that says shinnenkai, which means new years party. And what a very interesting party it was too.
You got a Leica, now you need some glass
So, you have gone out and bought a Leica camera/M-mount type camera. Now you have to put some glass on it. And this is where things can get tricky. What a lot of people forget when asking me about buying a camera is that the lenses are often more expensive than the camera itself….but they don’t have to be. Read on…
The Leica that was not
Or the orphan Leica as it may be known. This camera is a Leica, and it is a truly great Leica too. But the funny thing is, it is not really a Leica in the truest sense. It is a Minolta if you really want to be pedantic about it, and camera geeks are nothing if not pedantic.
Quite possibly one of the best lenses in the world
Well well folks, I have something quite special for you all today. I have recently been able to source a stunning Leica Summilux 35mm ASPH 6-bit encoded lens. To say that this lens is beautiful would be an understatement, as the quality of build is sublime. The glass itself is wonderful too, sporting the nice balance of a 35mm focal length with the balance of the Aspherical elements, this lens is pin sharp when it needs to be, but fast enough for you to shoot at 1.4 without it being horribly soft.
The lens pictured on the M6 is the lens that is available at the moment (though not with the M6, that is mine). The lens itself is in fantastic condition, having been kept in a temperature controlled environment since its purchase. There are very very slight marks on the barrel of the lens, but I do mean slight, you can barely notice them. The glass is clean and clear, the coating is intact and it comes with the box and the original case. But the best thing about this lens? Well, I personally think it takes some damned sharp pictures…like these for example:
I really like the balance that this lens offers in terms of contrast and sharpness, it really seems to have a glow to it. I love this lens and have used one for a while. As a medium wide it is a bit bigger than the Summicron, but it does not feel overly large, so the camera still feels level when you use it.
So, this is it, the lens you see on this camera is the lens that is available to you right now. It is a beauty and I expect it to disappear quickly. If you are interested in this lens (or any others that I have) drop me a line through either my contact page or by clicking here by clicking here.
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