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Dandelion (100% crop).

100% centre crop from a 55-year-old lens that costs less than a Leica lens filter!

(the focus point is right at the centre of the dandelion, and this was shot wide open… I kid you not.)

Dandelion 100% crop

And here is the original image (ISO = 1250, 1/180 sec, aperture = I’m not telling):


Pretty cool, eh?

This is a lens that most Leica shooters would likely never consider.

My guess is that it’s due for a massive price adjustment.


Canada Day Portrait, Part 3.

The last of the series taken July 1, 2015.

Canada Day Portrait, Part 3

Canada Day Portrait, Part 2.

Another from July 1, 2015 (Canada Day).

Canada Day Portrait, Part 2

Canada Day Portrait.

July 1, 2015.

Canada Day Portrait


New CCD sensor from Leica?

M9 Sensor - Prosophos.

Wow, this is amazing — I have to give Leica full credit for following through on this.

For those who haven’t seen the announcement, here is the link:

Latest information on the CCD sensors of the Leica M9 / M9-P / M Monochrom and M-E camera models.

CCD sensor lovers, rejoice!


Related:  An Open Letter to Leica


With regards to post-processing the Leica M Monochrom files:  Less is More.




Proud mother of the All-Star.

(and this image has shades of yesterday’s Shades.)



Weary Warrior.

But oh so happy.

Weary Warrior

Summer Solstice Soul Still.

“Life goes on and on
Like your favorite song
If we could find a way
If you would only stay
If we could hold on to this feeling
And this beautiful day”

—Brian Wilson, This Beautiful Day.

This portrait was created less than 48 hrs ago on the evening of June 21 — the Summer Solstice.

The longest day of the year in the Northern hemisphere, but it also represents the end of spring.

As you can see, the light was fantastic.

The inexorable march to darkness,

and madness,




Summer Solstice Soul Still

ACG’s images of the recreation of the Battle of Waterloo (Belgium).

Aaron C. Greenman is a friend who has graced this site with his images in the past. He wrote to me today to share some of his latest photographs. They are worth checking out!


ACG writes:


Thought you might enjoy some images from the 200th anniversary recreation of the Battle of Waterloo here in Belgium this past weekend.

Some of these will appear on the Leica blog later this week.

Best Regards,

Aaron C Greenman


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