I have been thinking about and then putting off buying a Leica M for an absolute age.
I don’t really know what the actual reason for putting it off was to be fair … everytime I saw one I liked and put it into my online basket something stopped me pressing the checkout button.
Well last month I bit the bullet and got hold of an M2 which was made the same year of my birth which made it that little bit extra special.
I got it without a lens from Red Dot Cameras but purchased an adapter for my Jupiter 8 50mm f2 as a stop gap until I decide which lens I am going to get.
Here follows 4 galleries featuring a selection of images shot on 4 different film stock all processed and scanned by myself.
The Jupiter 8 really impressed me with the colour rendering and sharpness/bokeh … God only knows how excited I will be when I get around to upgrading this little beauty.
Click on an image to view larger ……..
- Kodak Ektar
2. Ilford XP2
3. Agfa Vista 200
4. Kodak Tmax 400
Overall my 1st month with my 1st Leica has not disappointed in the least … this little camera oozes class and charisma it is such a pleasure to use.
I now know why photographers heap praise on the Leica M even a 50+ year old model works like a dream and it has to be said .. this is the best camera I have ever shot with … I don’t mean in techy imagey sort of way but as something that makes you feel happy everytime that you use it
God I even like just looking at it … ha haThanks for looking ….
I also have a film only blog over at usingfilm.wordpress.com if you want a peek 🙂
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I know what you mean about ‘just looking at them’! I bought a IIIf in’79, and now use an M6 mostly now. I process and scan too, until my grown up son empties his, my potential darkroom. When I’m away on trips, I get excited by stepping out of the door with my camera. “Tools as granters of permission” Sorry a morning ramble.