Bud James Photography | Leica

Leica

February 11, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I checked off a long-term desire to own a Leica M camera with the purchase of the new Leica M10. I also purchased a few Leica lenses: Summilux 50mm f1.4 and Summicron 28mm, 35mm and 75mm, all f2.

The Leica M10 is a full frame (35mm) rangefinder body. All Leica M lenses are manual focus only. This is why the body and lenses are so compact as compared to a type DSLR. In fact, the Leica M10 body is about the same size as my Fuji X-Pro2 which is a APS-C size sensor in a rangefinder style body. However, the Leica body is much heavier than the Fuji body as the Leica body is made of brass. Mine is the "black chrome" finish as I think it is more stealthy than the silver and black body. All of my lenses are black too.

I getting used to manual focusing, but the quality that I'm getting from the excellent Leica lenses is awesome. It is true that images produced with the Leica M and Leica lenses have a unique look. Even when shot wide open, the Leica lenses are very sharp across the entire frame. 

I use Capture One Pro, now at version 11, as my image cataloging and processing software of choice. The Leica produces DNG RAW files which look great with very little adjustments in Capture One Pro. I just posted a new album of images shot with the Leica recently at Longwood Gardens.


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