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Field Tests

ISO Test: Leica M Monochrom vs. Leica M9

While I had the Leica M Monochrom for testing in Germany, I figured I'd do a quick semi-controlled ISO test compared to my M9. I had certain impressions of relative ISO performance during my review of the M Monochrom, but nothing beats a side-by-side test. Bef...

A Weekend at the Leica Akademie in South Beach

During the week of December 6-11, Leica brought its famed Leica Akademie workshop series to Miami Beach. I was fortunate enough to attend one of the two workshops held (David went to the other) at The Hotel of South Beach. The workshop was oriented around usin...

My Everyday Camera – The Leica S2

Anyone that knows me knows that my passion for cameras and photography is equaled only by my passion for fast cars. Fortunately, I live in South Florida, the exotic car capital of the world. Year-round beautiful weather and salt-free roads bring together car e...

First Look at the Leica S2 Microprism Focusing Screen

At long last, we have finally received a Leica S-Camera Microprism Focusing Screen to evaluate, and it did not disappoint.All Leica S2 bodies have come from the factory with the Universal Focusing Screen. While ideal for general use, the standard focusing ...

Leica S2 as a vacation point and shoot?

Over Memorial Day Weekend, we took a mini family vacation to Clearwater Beach, on the west coast of Florida. Many people take pictures when they travel. For me, I travel to take pictures...usually. This trip was a little different. Our plan was to just relax o...

Square-pegging: Shooting action with a Leica S2

Leica sent us a final production S2 for our studio event and demo day this past weekend. So, I took the opportunity to head down to South Beach for some hometown shooting. I'm not quite sure why, but I decided to put the S2 into a shooting situation it just wa...