#131 An honest review of the Leica M4

I have used a Leica M4 for a while now, and I feel ready to make a review. My M4 is from 1968, but it looks almost like new. I got the silver version with the beautiful Leica inscription on the top plate. I think this is much nicer than the cameras with the red…

#118 Getting into the Leica M-system?

Taking pictures with a Leica M can be something special. It can be special in many different ways, depending on how you look at photography.  But I am sure it is not for everyone, and I am not talking about that Leica M-photographers is better than others in any way. That doesn’t depend on the…

#113 The Analogue Experience

My choice of cameras over the years has over the years been driven by the fact that I started my photography in the analogue days, back in the 1980:s. I have tried a variety of cameras during the years, but I have returned to the basics: physical dials for shutter speed, aperture and focus (and…

#112 In the sun with a Summicron

It has been gray and rainy weather in Sweden for the last month or so. I have been working from my home most days for a long time now. I try and get out for a walk between Skype meetings, to get some fresh air. My poor camera has been left at home during the…

#111 My gear in 2021

For me there is something so appealing about cameras. A box that catches light – thats all it is. But wow – what a magical box it is. I am not going to go into all the talk about that the camera doesn’t make the picture…and so on. That is of course true – but…

#102 The Elmar 2,8/50

Today I took this nice Leica-duo for a walk in the sun – the Leica M240 and a Leica Elmar 2,8/50. The Elmar is one of the more affordable Leica lenses – if there is such a thing. It is my only Leica mede lens at the moment – the other two are Zeiss made….

#86 The Leica Summicron 2/90

The Leica Summicron 2/90 is probably one of the cheapest Leica lenses you can find. I found mine for just under  7000 Swedish Crowns – about 700 Euros/Dollars. Mine do however have some flaws – it can only be focused using an EVF. The ring that push the “rangefinder mechanism” in the camera (I don’t…

#82 I found a new setting

The Leica M240 is a camera full of not many settings, compared to most modern cameras. I was pretty sure I knew all possible settings in the camera – but yesterday I suddenly found a new one. I was playing around with the menue – for no reason – when I saw the setting ”film…

#81 Black and white

Black and white photography is something special. A picture of a wooden door can be so much more beautiful if you make it black and white. Had I taken this picture in color, it would have been a really depressing door. In black and white, the door is alive. I have used many cameras, during…

#63 The first M4 rolls

Linköping, Sweden – Leica M4 and Elmar M 50/2.8 – T-MAX 400 film The first two rolls of film from my new (51 years new…) Leica M4 has arrived. I must say I am happily surprised. I didn’t miss the exposure on any of the pictures, even though the camera lack a  light meter. I…

#62 Meet my M4

Meet my ”new” camera – a 1968 Leica M4. But – why, you may ask. Who buys a more than 50 years old overpriced analogue camera? No LCD screen, no live view, no video , no auto focus – not even a light meter.  Well – I do. And I will try and explain why….

#53 The Q has left the building

Linköping in a mirror – Leica Q My Leica Q has found a new home. I sold it the other week, after long considerations. Why, you may ask. I did praise the camera a lot on earlier posts – and I still do in some ways. The problem for me was that I had too…