Leica M Rangefinders

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 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 M Lenses

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.

Inspired by song Lyrics from Seal, this new limited edition Leica embodies the visual poetry of light. Leica has unveiled the Leica Q2 “Dawn” special edition camera set, designed by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Seal. Paying homage to the soulful lyrics of Seal’s songs, the special edition set celebrates the human connection in the art of making a photograph, shining light on the subjects of a frame – while painting unique perspectives for artists behind the lens.
The history of Leica optical design dates back more than 150 years and speaks to innovative engineering, uncompromising precision and outstanding quality. This applies especially to Leica M lenses. One of the most versatile among them has now been redesigned to provide even more flexibility for creators: the Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 ASPH.
The biggest new feature, and what excites me most about the Leica M11 is the 64ISO. To me this represents the cleanest, most detailed, best possible images available from the Leica M11’s new sensor. It also lets me use my fast F1.4 50/35/28mm Summilux lenses to their full extent and shoot wide open.
I’ve just tried out my new Leica M11 for the first time. We had tropical level rain out in Adelaide in January 22nd 2022 and writing this on January 23rd, it is still grey, overcast and intermittent heavy downpours so I haven’t yet been able to try the camera out as much as I’d like.