#196 Street with a 21mm lens

A while ago I bought a 21mm lens (as mentioned before in recent posts). At first I was bothered by the fact that the rangefinder only supports lenses down to 28mm. Any wider than that requiers an external viewfinder – optical or digital. If you wear glasses like me, anything wider than 50mm in fact…

#190 The Tele-Elmarit and an EVF

A few years ago I bought a Canadian made Leica Tele-Elmarit 2,8/90 from 1979. It was a good deal – at least that was what I thought. The lens turned out to flare quite a bit in some lighting situations. Since I use it on a Leica M – as supposed – I can’t see…

#185 Lake Vättern in the viewfinder

A beautiful day by lake Vättern – the second largest lake in Sweden. My trusty Leica M240P was equipped with a Zeiss ZM 2,8/21 Biogon. To compose the picture, when using wide lenses with an M, I like to use an external viewfinder. I wear glasses – and it is almost impossible to see the…

#177 The Restaurant

Yesterday I was working at a hotel and found a place in the restaurant where I could have a small meeting with a colleague. After an hour or so I started to see the restaurant around me. I had my Zeiss 2/35 on my M240P and opened up the apreture fully to get the short…

#171 Going back to Zeiss

I have done the unthinkable. I have sold my Leica lenses and gone back to Zeiss again. When I bought my first Leica back in 2016 I initially used Voigtländer lenses and after a while I settled in for two Zeiss lenses; the 2,8/35 Biogon and the 2/50 Planar. These two lenses were great. They…

#169 It’s time for photography

The inspiration comes and goes. This year has so far been a low point in my photography. When I look in my Lightroom Library I see that I have shot 1057 pictures som far. That’s terrible… The simple reason is that the year has been full of other things and there are only so much…

#166 Why I use Leicas

I have written about this topic before in different posts. Recently I have watched a lot of videos about cameras and listened to other photographers views and ideas. I have done so instead of taking pictures my self. Sadly. But I hope this will change as the spring, and with it the light, returns to…

#165 Boring morning

A short while ago I started an Instagram account, where I planned to post 3×2 black and white pictures from my life. The idea was to use pictures more or less direct from the camera. Now I think – why Instagram? I have my own place here… This is a picture from the other morning….

#164 Not going professional

There are a great deal of photographers on the internet, making videos and other nice content about photography. A usual topic is how to make money on your photography or become a professional photographer. Wouldn’t that be a dream? Make a living on photography. I have never taken the step to try and become a…

#162 Just for fun

I love taking pictures for no special purpose, other than for fun. No need to feel any pressure for getting a perfect picture or not getting a picture at all. Still every now and then I find my self thinking about why I should take a picture of a scene. Thoughts like; “I have taken…

#161 Changing my scanning technique

Up until now I have always used different flatbed scanners for scanning my analogue film negatives. The results has been good most of the times – but I have suspected that it could have been better. Aspecially dense color negatives have been hard to get as good as I would like. The last couple of…

#159 A New Hope

As you may have heard before on this blog, I love black and white photography. When I go out to shoot black and white pictures I find my self in a special “black-and-white-mode” – I see the world in a gray scale instead of in color. The black and white world is different from the…