#69 A New Year

A new year and new opportunities is ahead of us. New Years Day is always a slow day at our home, when we just relax. I took my camera and went for a little ride, to shoot the first pictures of the coming year – and decade. Leica M240 and Summicron 90/2 The signs of…

#68 Colorful December

This year we spent Christmas on Tenerife, instead of the rainy and dark Sweden. Well some parts of Sweden are of course snowy and white, but not where we live. Instead we went to the warm and sunny Tenerife for a week. A colorful contrast to my last post. Leica M240 and Zeiss Biogon 35/2,8…

#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…

#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…

#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…

#41 My thoughts of the Leica M240

My M240 I bought my Leica M240  back in 2017, as my M9 was in Germany for a sensor change. I had an idea that I could use my Fujifilm X-Pro2 as the M9 was on its journey to Wetzlar – but wow was I wrong. I got Leica abstinence after two long weeks and…

#17 Learning the Leica Q – part one

Had the day off and took the opportunity to try out the Leica Q. The weather in Linköping is great – to be in the middle of March. Sunny and about 5 degrees celsius. Shot the pictures with the lens wide open – the camera has an electronic shutter, so this is possible even on…

#14 Streets

Yesterday we were in Linköping to visit one of our favourite restaurants. Before that we took a walk around the city. The weather was nice and one can almost feel that spring is just around the corner. Soon this street will have a green roof. Can’t wait… The camera that was on my shoulder was…

#13 Lenses for the ”M”

Fact ; I haven’t used Leica Lenses. I can’t see how I can motivate the cost, compared to Zeiss and Voigtländer lenses. I am not a professional and I am mostly shooting for my own pleasure. If I tried a Leica lens, I am sure I would be stuck – but as for now I…

#12 Project Update

I added pictures from last years trip to Vienna to my Vienna-project. Now I will start to set the photo book together… Check out all the Vienna-pictures here.

#5 My Leica M6 “Hacks”

Well – I am not that a Leica Expert that I can give you the perfect hacks for this iconic camera…but I can give you my findings from two years of shooting… First – never wind the film if you are not certain you are going to take another shot. The reason is that you…

#4 Leica M6 TTL – My first Leica

My first Leica was a M6 TTL silver edition – an analogue camera. A classic camera. The way to my first Leica was not a straight line. I think it all began around 2010, as Fuji announced the X100. I fell for the camera and since then I have used various models of the X-system….

#2 My first picture with a Leica

This is my first shot with a Leica. I remember it as it was yesterday – it was taken in the mirror of the mens room at my work (!). The camera was my first M6 TTL with a Voigtländer 40/1,4 and the film was a Tri-X 400. This was my first encounter with a…