I’ve been entertaining the idea of selling the Leica Q. That was silly. I was worried that I wasn’t using the Q enough which meant having a lot of money tied up in something sitting on a shelf. The camera looks lovely on the shelf, but not that lovely. I also have a Fuji X-Pro2, […]
Leica M4. Tri-X @800 in HC-110.
I own a lot of cameras. The above photo is from several years ago and it’s only gotten worse since then. What I don’t know is if it’s too many cameras. Well of course it is, but what I need to decide is whether I mind having too many. Inexpensive cameras are fine sitting on […]
A few highlights from the most recent roll. Shot with the Leica M4 on Tri-X pushed one stop.
The rangefinder in my 1960 Leica M3 needs repair. It stops moving when focused closer than about 4 feet. Time for a complete CLA. I bought this M3 in 2013 and it had apparently been CLA’d by Youxin Ye in 2012. I guess it’s time for another. I’m sending it to the highly-regarded DAG Camera […]
Gail getting ready. Shot with the Leica M4 on Tri-X. I normally shoot Tri-X at 320 but the last couple rolls have been pushed to 800. My thinking is that 35mm Tri-X isn’t going to be smooth and grain-free anyway, so why fight it? Also, I dig the increased contrast and the ability to shoot […]
They say that a camera is “just a tool”. I feel sorry for them. Some cameras are also beautiful, meticulously engineered objects that are so nice to look at and so wonderful to hold that they do in fact help me to make better photos. And, as importantly, they let me enjoy making the shitty […]
Finally, I’ve gotten my beloved Leica M4 out of storage. It’s been in a case in my basement since last year’s move and that’s a shame. The camera was made in 1966 and I bought it in 2009. It’s seen regular, if sporadic, use since then. I think it’s beautiful, and I especially like […]
My daughter really loves playing Keno. Whenever we’re together, I’m forced to play too. Sometimes we win, but mostly we don’t.
Here’s a fun one from our wedding celebration cruise. I love unposed groups of people with various expressions.