The 2019 Leica Repair Tech List

When I was visiting New York City this past year, to photograph MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT, I accidentally damaged my 1930 Leica.  I stopped by The Leica Store, SOHO and talked to them about the problem.  I was told that Leica, only in the last several years stopped accepting service requests on […]

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Good Riddance to the VW Beetle

Volkswagen has announced that the last Beetles will roll off the assembly line in July of this year.  Articles and social media are lit up with nostalgic tributes to this iconic automobile.  After all, the world has been driving the Volkswagen Beetle since 1938. Well, not really. The revolutionary Porsche-designed 1938 Type 1 sedan differs […]

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Metering the Meterless

Unless you’re a studio photographer, the first time that most film shooters begin considering purchasing a light meter is when they fall in love with some beautiful vintage camera that does not feature a built-in light meter. When I was younger, I naively clung to cameras with built-in meters, not fully appreciating bodies such as […]

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A Thumbs Up for a Knob Wind

Nobody would argue that knob-wind Leicas are fine cameras that look as beautiful as they perform.  With use of more modern designs, however, it doesn’t take long to realise that these cameras are a bit slippery in the hand, due to the symmetrical rounded sides and lack of front or rear grip. A neat accessory […]

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