#78 Passing by Hässleholm

I have passed Hässleholm Central Station hundreds of times. It began back in the early 1990:s as I did my military service. The station is one of the busiest railway hubs in southern Sweden. The old station building has changed a little on the outside – but the inside is all new. However, the three…

#73 Stockholm Photos

We spent the weekend in Stockholm, just relaxing and having a good time. I often visit the beautiful Swedish capital, but I rarely have the time just to walk around with my camera a whole day. The weather was nice and so was the company. The streets are full of tourists from all over the…

#65 Technical Quality

Leica M240 and Zeiss 35/2,8 What about the technical quality of a photo? How important is that? Do you have to have the sharpest lens, the best micro-contrast or the shortest depth of field? The internet is full of reviews and tips & tricks to achieve this. Often it gets down to money; more money…

#64 France and an M9

Back in 2017 we went to Nice, France,  for a weekend. At that time I had an M9 and the two Zeiss lenses I still use today, a Planar 50/2 and a Biogon 35/2,8. It was the first journey abroad with a digital Leica. I still had my X-Pro2 back then, and I was thinking…

#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….

#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…

#22 I forgot to change the settings

Today I made the classic mistake – I forgot to change the settings in the camera. I usually change the settings to a ”standard setting” as I put the camera down – to avoid this from happening. Usually. Not always. This was the way it was supposed to be. In color! The cherry trees are…

#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…

#10 Saturday

Breakfast at my favourite café in Linköping this morning. Scones, orange juice, egg and  cappucino. A perfect start of a saturday. Had a 28 mm Zeiss lens on my Leica today and tried some zone focusing pictures. I haven’t used this method that much – I kind of like to take the time and adjust…

#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…