Leica M Cameras

Why I am a Leica Fanboy…The original Mirrorless system

I got into Leica because I was frustrated with the was other camera manufacturers were changing their systems so often. I saw the change from DSLR to Mirrorless happening, and decided I didn’t want to re buy all my lenses again. Sure you can use adapters but who really wants to do that? So I changed to Leica, because their excellent lens system hasn’t changed since the 1950s.

Leica Noctilux 50mm F0.95

So…I got to try a Noctilux! But unfortunately only for 1 hour. The Leica Noctilux is the lens most Leica users strive for. At nearly $A15,000 new, this is a…

Leica cameras are tough. No doubt about it. And the lenses are strong too. There is nothing that can go wrong with a Leica lens. No electronics. No stabilised elements that can get stuck at a bad angle.

The Leica M forces you to become a better photographer. It is so simple yet versatile. The best part of using a Leica is the frame-line system. I can frame up, and reframe and still see what is in and out of my picture. No other viewfinder system does that. Gives me so much versatility.

Leica lenses have a certain look to them. I truly believe they are the sharpest around, but it is also the natural, but strangely surreal look they have. They are simply the best when it comes to handing natural light.

It doesn’t matter how much technology that other camera manufacturers have: They will never be able to beat Leica. Because with a Leica photograph, there is something uniquely real about it. Something human. Because it is 100% over to the human photographer to setup the camera and take the image. No assists. Full manual exposure, and focus there.

Get more from your Leica M

As a new or even experienced Leica M user, you’ve probably been frustrated by finding the camera is difficult to focus quickly and setting exposure difficult as well. I’ve had a Leica M for about 5 years, and when I first got into Leica I was frustrated with them too,…

Leica 21mm Super Elmar

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Model Number 1114546mm Filter ThreadF3.4 to F16 Apature RangeFour Low Dispersion ElementsOne Double Sided Aspherical ElementAngle of View [diagonal/horizontal/vertical] 90°/80°/50° (when used on a 35mm sensor or film camera8 Lenses in 7 groupsWith the manual focus, you can focus as close as 70cm or 2.3’263grams (this is important to consider…

Leica Travel Mug

It is funny, when we receive promotional or items like this from Leica, they tend to arrive better packed than expensive lenses and cameras from other manufacturers. That was what the dealer at the camera store told me when I bought the Leica Travel Mug. Key features include: Made in…

How sharp is the Leica 28mm Elmarit?

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After testing, I am confident to say this lens is sharp all the way from F2.8 to F16 and only falls over when you each F22. My test wasn’t exactly scientific. I’m not a pixel peeper. I don’t buy lenses just to test them. I buy lenses to use them.…

Leica Elmarit 28mm with Kodak Portra 160

Kodak Portra is a professional level film admired for it’s high level of detail from a very fine grain, smooth, natural colours but still with a bit of punch and…

The Leica Ic (Leica 1c)

In 2012, a Zero series (0-Series) Leica camera sold for €2.16 million. It included an F 3.5 50mm lens. The 0-Series were prototypes before the higher volume production of the…