This Leica is the camera in my collection that seems to raise the most eyebrows. I’m going to write about using it properly sometime, but briefly, the questions I get asked the most are around the practicalities of shooting such an old camera. The beauty of it is – the thing that most people who ask the question seem to miss – is that it’s not really that must different to shooting any other 35mm camera. Yes it’s a little bit fiddly to load, and it’s a little more clunky than some of my more modern cameras, but it still takes 35mm film, and beyond that it’s just a shutter in a box with a lens mount I have lenses for.
My current favourite lens to shoot on it is my Voigtlander 28mm f/3.5. As I said in my recent review of that lens, it looks beautiful on the camera, but beyond that somewhat shallow justification, it’s a practical choice too. The wide angle nature of the lens makes it easy to zone focus and it’s nice and compact too.
These photos were developed by AG, scanned by me on my Noritsu, then tweaked in lightroom
My only regret is that I don’t use use the Leica much – I wouldn’t dream of selling it though…
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