The Leica 75 Summicron review

After having shot a couple of years with the Leica 75 2.5 Summarit I came across a mint 75 Summicron for a good price. I always wanted the 75 Cron, but never bought it, because I was more or less satisfied with my Summarit. I didn’t think too long and traded the ‘old’ 75 for […]

Quicker than AF

Sometimes people ask how on earth I focus my camera with moving subjects. Well, I have trained a lot to get there, but in some situations you don’t need any training at all and will still be faster than the quickest AF-camera in the world. This image was shot on Cuba, while I was having […]

Welcome to the family

It wasn’t an easy decision. Although my business is doing very good, I’ve never spent this amount of money on a single lens. In fact, the Noctilux always made my summicrons look affordable and I often laughed at the price of the nocti. Yet, I also loved the very specific rendering of this lens and […]

The old man and the hat

Last week I’ve been shooting in Prague, which gave me the chance to test two of the new Billingham bags I received to review. I liked the L2 and 1.4 both quite a bit and I already can say I prefer the L2 over my own Hadley small. Anyway: Prague has a decent metro system […]

Leica Masterclass in the Hague

Tuesday I had two visitors for my Leica Masterclass workshop and we had a terrific day. We started with the basic principles of focussing a rangefinder camera and I showed a few simple rules and tricks to make this easier, faster and more accurate. We headed into the city to shoot in the streets. My […]

Beauty and the 0.95 beast

Yes, the Leica Noctilux 0.95 ASPH is a beast. And with the same price tag as a brand new small car, or a second hand nice car, it doesn’t come cheap. Yet I’m in the process of buying one, because I think it will work for my documentary wedding photography¬†and my other photographic assignments. It […]

A 35 Noctilux?

The end of my wedding season is near and I’m happy to have more time on my hands in the next few months. One of the thing I will do is update this website more regularly. While I was editing one of my weddings, I was struck -again- by the sheer beauty the M240 delivers […]

The documentary photographer podcast by Roger Overall

Today I came across an interview with me that is part of a very interesting series of interviews, done by Roger Overall. It’s two years old by now, it’s a bit lengthy and my English couldn’t be worse that day, but it’s still interesting enough. If you’re interested in how I use my Leica in […]

Meet the Billies

I have had quite a few photo bags in my life. In my SLR days, I had a number of Lowepro bags and I still have a few of them. When I started shooting weddings, I needed a bag that looked good and I bought a Billingham 335. Back then, Billingham was the only company […]