Leica LTM to M Adapters

If you’re cheap or just enjoy a variety of glass in your quiver, it’s worth running vintage Leica Thread Mount (LTM or M39) lenses on your newer bayonet M mount Leica bodies.  The fact that this can be done so flawlessly is yet another boon to the Leica rangefinder system and justification to buy a […]

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Lookout! Camera Condensation!

I spent last week on vacation in North Carolina.  I’m still working my way through this summer’s wedding photos so it will be some time before I process my personal vacation photos.  But in the meantime, I wanted to share a rather unusual experience I had. We had the air conditioning of our beach house […]

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Discovering The Swirl

I guess that I don’t typically shoot my Leitz 50’s in wooded areas.  But slowly, an image here, and image there, I began to notice something. When I shot portraits at closer distances and wider apertures in wooded areas with my Leitz Summitar and Summarit lenses, I got something unexpected.  Something that I’d always associated […]

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Tempered Indulgence, the Leica IIIc

Between the years of 1940 and 1951, the skilled craftspeople at the Leica factory in Wetzlar, Germany painstakingly hand-crafted and hand-assembled one hundred and thirty one thousand Model IIIc 35mm rangefinder type camera bodies. The vast majority of which featured no unusual markings, no rare customization.  Just many thousands of perfectly mass produced, boringly precise […]

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