Leica Netherlands recently introduced a very interesting program for potential Leica customers: Leica Test Drive. After enlisting – and maybe a bit of waiting – you just pick up a bag with a Leica M240, a 35 and 50 summicron and there you go. Shoot it for a few days and bring it back. Costs: absolutely nothing.

Last Tuesday I had the pleasure of shooting with one of these happy Test Drivers. Jop wanted to get the most out of his Test Drive and decided to hire me for a brief instruction. Being used to a manual focus Hasselblad system, Jop didn’t have too much trouble with the rangefinder and he made quite a few decent images.

This is the link to the Leica Test Drive website.

Shot with the M240 and Noctilux 0.95