#119 About a picture

We went for a morning walk a beautiful morning in December last year. Not far from home we passed through this small Birch forest. I had my M4 loaded with Kodak Porta 400 and took a few shots. I like the soft, dreamy light in this picture. The whole forest is black and white in…

#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…

#115 Photography by intention

I would like to be a photographer that takes picture by intention and not by chance – but I am not. At least not enough. That is one thing that I think is a big difference between many amateur photographers [like my self] and professional’s. I often find my self going out to take pictures…

#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…

#110 A short stop on the way home

In the middle of September I was on my way home from a job assignment in Växjö, in the heart of Småland (in the southern parts of Sweden). The weather was great and I felt like having a break. I found this old Mill Town called Klavreström where I stopped the car. Beside me on…

#107 An M4 and a roll of T-Max 100

Back in June things started to go back to normal again. Covid-19 suddenly did not feel like that much of a threat anymore. As the summer got closer – Corona went further away. We started to get reckless – and now it has finally caught up with us. I went out i Linköping, with my…

# 105 What to do on a sunday?

Sunday. The Corona Virus is again shutting down parts of the society in Sweden. The area where I live is one of the parts that now has a rising amount of infected. Those who can should work from home and we must stay out of stores, librarys and other public places. What can you take…

#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….

#101 Film vs Digital

A while ago I made a post about film simulations for Fujifilm cameras. Now I have made a small test to compare to real film. I used a Fuji X100V simulating Kodak Porta 400 and a Leica M4 with a roll of Kodak Porta 400. You can slide between the film version and the digital…

#98 The Fujifilm X-Pro 1

The Fujifilm X-Pro 1 – my second Fuji-X camera. I bought it with the XF18/2 and XF35/1,4 back in 2013. It was – and is – a fantastic camera. All the pictures in this post were shot with it. I still think that the picture quality is great – seven years later. Up until I…