Leitz 5cm f2 Summitar

When we think of Leica, the second thing we often think of is Summicron.  But before Leica formulated their legend, there was a lesser known yet still quite remarkable nifty 50.  Thanks to having been overshadowed by the Cron, this very capable Leitz 50/2 is usually available for less than $400.  That’s right, I’m talking […]

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1320

Almost three years ago, I was wandering the streets of downtown Philadelphia with my friends and my Leica. Philly is undergoing a bit of a revival.  Rundown old properties are being rejuvenated and turned into trendy new homes and businesses.  There’s a lot of character in the old buildings that I hope can be preserved […]

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Defending the Nikon FM10

The Nikon FM10 is a camera that experienced/knowledgeable film photographers take pride in dismissing. The chorus is common: “It’s all plastic!”  “It’s not even made by Nikon!” But look, what the vocal opponents don’t seem to get is that the Nikon FM10 is actually a highly evolved, practical camera, capable of terrific photos.  And it represents […]

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Leicavit vs. T-Winder

I’m as much of a Leica fan as anyone but I have to admit, the Japanese reincarnate of Voigtlander seriously one-upped the German Leica gods when they designed their T-Winder. Let’s begin at the beginning. Leica introduced a few rapidwinder devices for it’s screw mount 35mm rangefinder cameras in the 1930’s or 40’s.  The exact history […]

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Top Six Weirdest Leica Accessories

Leica is the eccentric German camera maker that photographers love to love and love to hate.  Say what you want about Leica but you can’t say they don’t try! You be the judge!  Are these Top Six Weirdest Leica Accessories examples of innovative industrial marvel or whacked-out bizarre toys for rich armchair photographers? Either way, […]

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