Last week, you could read my review of the Voigtländer color-skopar 21/4. I explained that I use this lens for group shots in tight spaces, when my 28mm is too long. However, there are more and better reasons to buy a 21mm for your rangefinder camera. During the time that I was a writer and […]
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What is in my wedding bag?
Many people have asked me what I take in my wedding bag. Well, I have some variation in what I pack. For longer days, I pack some extra food and an extra shirt. For weddings in winter, I take more fast lenses. In general, this is what my bag looks like on a typical wedding […]
The Leica M240 finger loop
I wasn’t sure about the Leica M240 finger loop. To me, the handgrip doesn’t make the camera prettier or less obtrusive. Adding another ‘thing’ to the camera might seem not the smartest thing to do with an elegant camera like the Leica M240. But for me, the M is my workhorse. And if something adds […]
A picture not worth taking?
Yesterday I read an article about high ISO photography and the quality of light. The author stated that with really bad and low light, it wasn’t always worth it taking a picture, because the technical quality of the picture wouldn’t be good enough. Instead he offered the readers his solution of using LED-light to brighten […]
The decisive moment
It has almost been written and used to death. The ‘decisive moment’ has been the topic of many, many articles on documentary photography. And not just documentary photography. Even studio photographers talk about the decisive moment these days. In a way, there can be a decisive moment during a studio session, but I think that’s […]
The Leica MM Ralph Gibson edition
It has been a while since the Leica MM Ralph Gibson limited edition has been released. It’s sold out, in case you’re interested. Those who did purchase one of the best looking Leicas I’ve ever seen, made a wise choise, at least, money wise. Just a few weeks after the release, one of the MMs […]
A poor man’s Noctilux I
The Leica M240 offers something we haven’t seen before: Live view! Although I thought I’d never use this feature when I bought the camera, I have found it to be incredible useful: when used with non-RF coupled lenses. I started my career in photography with a Minolta XD-7, also known as the XD-11. I needed […]