This featured article is special to me, because today we have Jeff Ascough from the UK. When I started in wedding photography, roughly twenty years ago, there wasn’t such a thing as documentary wedding photography, at least not here in The Netherlands. I knew how I wanted to capture a wedding, but there wasn’t a […]
Tag Archives: Leica M8
Q&A: Leica M8 as first rangefinder?
Today I received this email: “Hello, Joeri, I very pleased to have found your review of the Leica M8. I would very much appreciate your advice. I’m a relatively recent user of Leica and have upgrade the Q for a Q2. I love the camera for all the usual reasons but for me there’s the […]
My Leica M8 is for sale!
Sometimes you have to let go of things you thought you’d never part with. However dramatic that sounds, I once had a Leica M8 that I used as a backup for my Leica M9. I sold it, after I bought a second M9-P (which I still have). After that, I started to miss the M8 […]
Q&A: Do I need the IR-filter to shoot B&W with my Leica M8?
An interesting question today: Hi, Great write up on the Leica M8 (8 Reasons why you should buy a Leica M8). You mention that the Leica M8 is also called the “poor mans Monochrome.” Is it better to take photos with or without an IR cut filter when shooting with monochrome in mind? Or does […]
Check out my ‘new’ Leica Summilux-M 24/1.4 ASPH
When I visited the Leica Store in Amsterdam two weeks ago, while I was doing a workshop with Asim, Hans (store-chief-master-guy) showed me a Leica Summilux-M 24/1.4 APSH occasion lens. While I normally only buy second hand if the original product can no longer be bought new, this time I made an exception. The lens […]
One more reason to keep your Leica M8
Some time ago I gave you 8 reasons to buy a Leica M8. Today, I give you one more. There are only a few things in life that make me happier than working with a Leica M. Ice skating is one of them. On average, I visit the local ice track three to four times […]
Tuesday Travel: hey you!
Yes, Anton Corbijn, the photographer that made our nation pride (or at least the people that know him) had an exposition in my home town The Hague. Of course I had to go. Clint Eastwood is still shouting ‘hey you’, after many, many years. Leica M8 with Zeiss 35/2.8
Tuesday Travel: cold day bicycle ride
My wife and I like to ride our bicycles. Not just at home, but also in other paces where to go to by car. We just take out the wheels, and squeeze them in our car. The Leica M is small enough to take, even on a bike. Leica M8 with 35 summicron V2 Want […]
Wednesday Wedding Pic: the bike
You won’t believe how many times I’ve been asked how I shot this image. It couldn’t have been documentary, could it? Well, it sure is. I don’t stage my images, because I don’t like to and because it is my trademark. If I would stage them, people would find out soon enough. Trust me, there […]
8 Reasons why you should buy a Leica M8
It seems like a lifetime ago, but it’s slightly less than 10 years ago that Leica produced their first digital rangefinder camera. By the time the M8 hit the shelves, many professional Leica users already made the switch to Canon or Nikon, just because their clients demanded digital files. So Leica was late. Very late. […]