I have a kind of love and hate relationship with analogue photography. I constantly find myself going between thinking of selling my Leica M4 and feeling a sense of relieve as I use it. I have sold two Leica M6:s after decisions that were made to fast. The one I regret selling the most was the M6TTL with 0,58 magnification. It was perfect for me, since I use glasses. Some say that it is harder to focus with it beacuse of the wider rangefinder – but I had no problem with that at all. I could see the whole frame as I used the 35mm lens. Something that is impossible as I shoot with my M240 or M4. Now the prices are up so much for the 0,58 M6 that I find them too expensive. I should have kept it. But who could imagine that prices would double for a film camera from 1990 in a just three years (2018 to 2021)?
Anyway…every now and then I look at my M4 at the shelf. It is just standing there unused. Just looking pretty. In my mind I see other things I can buy if I sell it. Perhaps a new lens [which I don’t need] or a Fuji X100 [that I have had six before and sold five]. But now – finally at age 49 – I have understood that I will always regret when I sell a film-Leica.
I had this idea that a digital Leica without a screen would be the perfect camera for me, but if you have read my earlier posts, that was not the case. I now know that analogue is analogue and digital is digital. There can be no one camera to rule them all.