#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…

#42 Me, my camera and my bike Part 2

It is August, and In Sweden that means harvest time. The crops are getting ready on the fields around my home. I took my bike (a bicycle this time) and the Leica Q for a short ride. My knowledge on crops are not the best – but I suppose this is wheat (above) and barley…

#39 Shooting sports again

Last week I visited the largest youth soccer tournament in the world; Gothia Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden. This year a total of 1686 teams from 75 countries took part in the games and played more than 4000 matches. The participants are between 11 and 18 years old. My son played in the class ”Boys 15”…

#27 A Leica Q Walk

I am learning to shoot with the Leica Q. Or perhaps I should say, learning the camera and how to get the pictures I want with it. I found that this is a fantastic camera to use. Today I took it for a walk in Linköping. I would compare the camera to the Fujifilm X100,…

#23 Staying in a castle

Last weekend me and my wife celebrated our wedding anniversary. We try to make this a special day, when it is possible. This time it was on a friday, so we took the day off and got in the car. The destination was Thorskogs Castle a couple of miles north of Gothenburg. The castle is…

#21 Shooting B&W with the Leica Q

I love shooting black and white with my M240. It gives me a sense of shooting with an old film camera – the way I think a black and white photo should look like. I had hoped the Q should give me the same result, but up until now I did not really like the…

#20 Q in the sun

Yesterday me and my Leica Q was out walking in the morning sun. I wanted to try to get the star shaped sun in the frame, using a small aperture. When I look at the picture, I can almost feel the same intensity in the sunlight that I felt as I was shooting. This strange…

#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…

#16 A New Chapter

A new chapter in my Leica Story has begun; the Leica Q. The first impressions are very positive. A solid camera with fantastic performance. It is hard to imagine a camera to get any better – but then there is the Leica Q2… Today it was a rainy day, but I just had to try…