Sunday, March 7, 2021

Leica M System: In praise of simplicity and longevity

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Judging by the rapid-fire arrival of M-mount lenses, you'd think Leica's cameras were the best-sellers. But no, the secret of the success of the M system lies in simplicity, mechanical excellence and the resulting longevity.

Back to happiness: Just one camera, one lens

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Would you be happier if you sold all your gear and went back to just one simple Leica rangefinder and one lens? Discuss......

Leica R3 vs Minolta XE Comparison

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Here's an introduction to Analog Insights, a YouTube channel devoted to the use of film cameras in the digital age. Let's start with a comparison between the Leica R3 and the Milolta XE

Leica M10-D: Digital for the next decade

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Want a simple, high-quality digital camera that will last you into the 2030s? Look no further than Leica's unique M10-D, the screenless wonder

Laos in the analogue age — and a Leica M6

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Jean Perenet's adventures in Laos with the trusty Ricoh GR prompts me to delve into the archives to find my Leica M6 images taken in Laos 15 years ago....

Finding of Mallory’s body. But where is the Kodak VP camera?

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Will George Mallory's Kodak Vest Pocket camera, lost on Everest in 1924, ever be found?

Leica’s remarkably successful Teens

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Leica enters the Twenties with optimism and a record of success. It is a far different company from the one that entered the past decade with just the M9 in its full-frame armoury.

The M Files: Not quite Leica M… But really interesting

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The hype seems never-ending: used Leica M film cameras continue to post new price records on the second-hand market. A good copy of the...

Keeping over-exposure under control

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Does film cope better with highlights? Does digital bring more recovery potential from underesposed areas. It's a complex issue but we reached a conclusion

Leica’s Kaufmann: We’re not a museum, we will move with the times

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Leica still produces two film cameras, the MP and the M-A and they sell in sufficient quantities to justify their existance. But, as this article points out, Leica isn't a museum and has to move with the times.