Tuesday Travel: Cry baby cry

You know that Beatles song? It’s on the White Album. My favorite album, because it is so beautifully balanced. Anyway, that’s what I thought when I saw this picture again. Shot somewhere close to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Leica M9 with 35 Summicron (although the exif says something else…) You’ve got to love the rendering of […]

Tuesday Travel: The happy waiters

They say you find the best waiters in France, but the Cuban waiters aren’t the worst either. Of course they expect you to tip properly, but that’s the least thing you can do for the kind people on this interesting island. Leica M9 with 50 summicron Want to know more about how to use your […]

Tuesday Travel: find the shop owner

A very typical shop in the Kowloon area of HongKong. Loaded with stuff that doesn’t seem to have any relation with neither the shop, nor the other things in the shop. Shot with Leica M9 and 35 summicron. Want to know more about how to use your rangefinder camera on your travels? Check out my […]

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 […]

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 nice Leica workshop in Delft

Today was a pretty good day. Vincent came over for a Leica Introduction workshop and we had a good time. First we had a good look at the M9 and it’s lenses and menu. After that, we took a train to Delft (one of the oldest cities in The Netherlands) and went for a walk […]

Leica Testdrive

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: […]

The best camera…

Is the camera you carry around. That’s one of the reasons why I love rangefinder cameras. They’re tiny and light, compared to SLRs. And the lenses are even smaller and lighter. This combo: the M9-P with the CV 40/1.4 weighs 760 grams. With that you get a full frame camera with a fast and multifunctional […]

Work your Leica M – English

Want to learn to focus faster and more accurately? The Leica M rangefinder camera can be regarded as a legend in the field of photography. Using it in real life can be a challenge however. Focussing is done all manually and many people lack the speed to keep up with things. You can buy the […]