A well-travelled road and opportunities missed. But on this one occasion John struck lucky...
About five years ago I was walking through Grafton Street in Dublin when I actually saw an assistant putting a Leica II Model D in the window. This is a modern shop which nowadays largely sells digital cameras, so that event was remarkable in itself. I went into the shop immediately and checked the item. I then went home and checked the Laney book and the price from online sources. The following day I went into town again and bought the camera. Thus my collecting career was born.
The rumours, unlikely as they sounded, were spot on with this new stripped-down M. I know many friends who are attracted by the idea of what is, in effect, a Leica film camera with a sensor replacing the film.
After years of using the Ricoh GR as his go-to camera, intrepid streettog Eric Kim has had something of a Damascene conversion. He’s chosen a much bigger camera with a super competent lens — an outfit made by Panasonic’ own little heaven
John took his Leica Q to the wonderfully restored and extended Lensbachhaus in the centre of Munich…..