Tag: Leica SL

  • Featured #15: Janko Bosch

    Featured #15: Janko Bosch

    I noticed the work of Janko Bosch in the LFI gallery and dropped him a note. His studio work is quite interesting: it’s a bit provocative and the mua (make up artist) that he seems to work with takes his or her job quite seriously. Well, just check it out for yourself. Also, don’t do […]

  • The Billingham Leica SL2 bag review

    The Billingham Leica SL2 bag review

    Billingham made a bag for the Leica SL in the recent past. The SL bag was recently updated with the Leica SL2 bag. Let’s get one thing out of the way first: the SL2 bag is not made for the SL2. No, it’s an updated version of the SL bag and is very suitable for […]

  • Billingham sent me the SL2 bag

    Billingham sent me the SL2 bag

    The friendly people at Billingham sent me their Billingham SL2 bag. It’s a bag that is designed for the SL2 – and SL – specifically and it is only available at official Leica stores. Until now, I always brought my SL in either a Billingham 225, a Hadley small, or a huge Think Tank trolley. […]

  • Work in progress

    Work in progress

    Filming in cold conditions is a challenge. While the Leica SL is a great videographers tool, there’s a huge benefit to working with a dedicated videocamera like the Sony FS5. Why? Because there are physical buttons for all thing that you need. Don’t even get me started on changing lenses in the cold and wind, […]

  • The Leica Elmarit-R 180/2.8 short review

    The Leica Elmarit-R 180/2.8 short review

    My friend Maarten from The Analog Camera Store sent me two lenses to review, one of them being the pretty heavy Leica Elmarit-R 180/2.8 tele lens. My longest lens for my Leica system (both M, SL and CL) is a 90mm, which I only use for seminars and other events where I need to keep […]

  • Q&A: Flash system for Leica?

    Q&A: Flash system for Leica?

    Last week I received this email: Dear Joeri, I’m a leica M photographer in Australia.  Thank you for your wonderful work on the M system, especially your book on training. Wonderful material and a great help to those wanting to improve their technique and speed. Could I ask your opinion please: I currently shoot documentary […]

  • The Panasonic 24-105/4 OIS L has some use in the studio too

    The Panasonic 24-105/4 OIS L has some use in the studio too

    I thought you might be interested in my experiences with the Panasonic 24-105/4 OIS for the L-mount. I didn’t buy it to replace any of my lenses. It serves its purpose on assignments where I don’t want to swap lenses because I don’t have the time to do so, or because the environment is not […]

  • Q&A: Will the Leica SL still be a good camera in 5-7 years?

    Q&A: Will the Leica SL still be a good camera in 5-7 years?

    Today I received this email: Dear Joeri, I’ve enjoyed your website, in fact your comments helped me to decide to purchase a Leica CL last year and I’m very happy with it.  I also appreciated your comments on the SL cameras. Could I ask for your opinion please?  I’m an expat residing in The Hague […]

  • Dou and the Noctilux

    Dou and the Noctilux

    Last Sunday, I had a shoot with Dou, an artistic nude art model from France. I wanted to see if she’s suitable for future Leica workshops. With my French being as rusty as her English, it was a bit of a challenge. I’ll let you decide whether you could work with her. I used the […]

  • A Leica group shot: how I did it

    A Leica group shot: how I did it

    Group shots are a nightmare for most photographers and I’m not an exception. While I’m quite comfortable with single person portraits, a group shot is completely different. The difference between these two has everything to do with being in control. With a single person corporate headshot I use my own portable studio, consisting of two […]