Submitted by Double Negative on June 10, 2014 - 8:47am
Andrew Spencer shared with us a really neat story about a good friend and his dad - and an amazing collection of cameras... Including a very nice Leica M2 with 35mm, 50mm and 90mm lenses that he was given access to. Read more about this story in his blog post, "1928 - The Leica Story" and be sure to check out the pictures as well. Sorry to hear of your friend's dad passing Andrew, and thanks for sharing this with us!
Submitted by Double Negative on June 6, 2014 - 8:29am
Added today is a great article, Buying Vintage Leica Film Cameras!
Guest writer Ray Larose (who you may remember from his Exposure post here recently) contributes this article on the ins and outs of buying a used Leica film camera - how to go about it and what to look out for!
Submitted by Double Negative on May 22, 2014 - 8:41am
Submitted by Double Negative on April 22, 2014 - 6:16am
This video is for film camera shooters. In it, celebrated photographer Jürgen Schadeberg talks about the beautiful Leica cameras he has used in his career. He has taken some of the most iconic photos of apartheid-era South Africa with them. Only this year one of is images of Mandela fetched £10,000 in auction. Leica or no Leica, if you shoot film, this little film will make you want to go out and shoot a roll straightaway!
Submitted by Double Negative on April 16, 2014 - 10:31am
Over on Prophoto Online
is an interesting historical look at something near and dear to our hearts - film! The piece "175 Years of Photography - Film Lives On"
(in German) takes a look at film from its humble beginnings as dry plates, to color and instant films through today. Despite the unstoppable onslaught of digital, it's still enjoyed by many photographers... Its demise often foretold, but still not realized. If anything, it's arguably enjoying a resurgence these days. Read more
below for translation.
Submitted by Double Negative on March 9, 2014 - 10:18pm
DC Watch reports that a new Leica MP Olive and X2 Olive limited editions were announced in Japan to commemorate the opening of the Leica Store Kyoto, which will take place on March 15, 2014. It will be the 7th domestic store and located in the Machiya building on the main street of the beautiful Gion "Hanami alley" district of Kyoto. The cameras can be purchased there on that date and select other stores and boutiques as of April 1, 2014. Read more below for additional details and images!