#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….

#61 What camera should I buy?

Visby – Leica M240 and Zeiss 35/2,8 A question I get asked quite often is ”which camera should I buy [or bring], for my trip to…”. The question is almost always asked by persons who are not very much into photography, but they are old enough to think that they need a camera (my kids…

#60 Make Pictures

Madrid – Leica M240 and Zeiss 35/2,8 In my last two posts I wrote about a trip to Paris with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and a Leica M6. As I compared the results from the two cameras it struck me how different I used them. The X-Pro2 was a camera for documenting what we did on…

#59 Paris – from the X-Pro2

The Metro station As I looked through the more than 300 X-Pro2 pictures that I kept from the trip to Paris, I realized that there were not many that I would say were good pictures. The technical quality was of course good in most of them – the X-Pro2 is a great camera – but…

#58 Paris – from a Leica M6TTL

Champs Elysee Back in 2017 I was  in Paris with my family, for a short vacation.  I had recently bought my first Leica – the M6TTL – and two Zeiss lenses. My main digital camera back then was the Fujifilm X-Pro2. I brought both cameras on the trip to Paris. I shot 3 rolls of…

#57 Mist

Leica M240 and Zeiss 35/2,8 The other day I was driving through a beautiful Swedish autumn scenery. The mist was hanging in the tree tops and the wind was almost none. I was on my way to a work appointment, but I just had to stop and shoot some pictures. Leica M240 and Zeiss 35/2,8…

#56 Vienna and the Leica

Leica M240 and Zeiss 35/2,8 A trip to Vienna the months before Christmas is like going to the mother of all Christmas markets. The inner city is full of small stands full of handcrafted items, punch and glühwein. In the evening the whole city is lit up of Christmas decorations, and full of people just…

#55 Updated camera gear for sports

Football with the X-T2 and 55-200 zoom My kids are notourious sports freaks – I have written about this before. I find my self watching at least one game of football or floorball every weekend and of course I always bring my camera. It can be a challenge to be creative when you shoot sports. It…

#54 More photography – less photos

Stockholm – Leica M240 and Zeiss 35/2,8 The past few years of shooting with the Leica M system has left me thinking about how the number of pictures taken, is related to the ”fun factor”. The first half of my photography life was about analogue film cameras, the second was the digital age. I estimate…

#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…

#52 Like the past in the future

Helsingborg – Leica M240 and Zeiss 35/2,8 I was born in the Swedish city of Helsingborg in the 1970:s. I moved to Linköping – 350 km north – in 1997, but I have always returned a couple of times each year. There is something special about the place that you grew up in. It somehow…

#51 Why I want to go back, and why not

The Faroe Islands is a wonderful place – I loved it. Would I like to go back? Yes – and no. Let me explain… Fujifilm X-T2 and 18-55 zoom It is always a special feeling, as you visit a place for the first time. All the first impressions. Was it as you had imagined? Exploring…

#50 One Camera and one Lens?

What would a journey to a place like the Faroe Islands be like – from a photographic point of view – if I had brought only one camera with a 35mm lens? For the journey we made I had packed the following cameras and lenses; Fujifilm X-T2, 10-24 zoom, 18-55 zoom and 55-200 zoom, 50/2…

#49 The Faroe Islands Part 5

Boats – Leica M240 and Zeiss 35/2,8 As you may have read in other posts on this page, I am a fan of certain kind of ships; icebreakers, tow boats and pilot boats. Now – after visiting the Faroes – I have to add fishing boats to that list. In the Faroes there are a…

#48 The Faroe Islands Part 4

In post #47 I wrote about the small villages at the end of the road. Now it is time for the slightly larger villages – or perhaps Towns is the proper word. Torshavn is the biggest town on the islands and also the capital. After you land at the airport on Vágar, it is a…

#47 The Faroe Islands Part 3

Saksun – Fujifilm X-T2 and 10-24 zoom If you find a narrow road on the Faroes, chanses are high you can find a small village at the end of it. Often the road gets smaller and smaller, until you think about if you should have rented a motorcycle instead. That is when you meet a…

#46 The Faroe Islands Part 2

Sheep – Fujifilm X-T2 and 10-24 zoom The landscape of the Faroe Islands is incredible. In the end of August, when we visited the islands, the landscape is green. Really green. Every where you look there is a waterfall – and a sheep. Sheep everywhere you look. Unfortenatly the top of the hills were covered…

#45 The Faroe Islands Part 1

A typical landscape in the Faroes – Fujifilm X-T2 and 55-200 zoom For me, the Faroe Islands have always been a place far away in the Atlantic – not for me to visit. Not until I suddenly realized that it is only a two hour flight from Copenhagen. It was a Danish photographer – Mads…

#44 The Towboat

I lived my first 25 years near the Öresund Strait in the southern part of Sweden – still I am not a boat person. I would like to be – but I get sick the moment I put my foot in the boat, so I have given up that thought. I do love the sea…