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What’s special about the Leica M system, asks Tom Stanworth

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  Darulaman Palace circa 2009 – Leica M6, Zeiss 50mm Planar (he thinks). Kodak Tri-X (Photo Tom Stanworth)
Darulaman Palace circa 2009 – Leica M6, Zeiss 50mm Planar (he thinks). Kodak Tri-X (Photo Tom Stanworth)

One of the photographic blogs I follow with interest is The Photofundamentalist by Tom Stanworth. Tom leads an interesting life in some rather dangerous locations and he always has a camera in his pocket. He has just analysed the attraction of the Leica M system and I think he has it spot on. 

…..advancements in technology that have given rise to cameras like the Sony A7R, A7R II, Olympus OM-D E-M5 II and others in recent times. Amazing technical performance is becoming less and less expensive, with cameras like the Ricoh GR showing how much performance can be delivered in a compact $600 package. So, why is it that the Leica M retains such a following and why am I bothering to write this? 

Read Tom’s full story here