Last spring, my colleagues and I at Leica Store Miami published an article called What’s in Our Camera Bags, where we individually laid out our gear bags and showed you how and what we shoot. Since then, a lot h […]
I started with Leica six years ago as a camera specialist. With a background and passion for photography, I was quickly swept into the world of Summicrons and Elmarits, but paid little attention to Leica’s p […]
“Do you want to go to India?”
“What are you talking about, dad?” I half-laughed through the phone.
My father, a recently-ordained pastor, eagerly explained that he’d been invited to India to speak at a few […]
I enjoyed reading of your adventures in India. I had a similar out-of-comfort-zone experience. In 2004-2005 while my father was still alive, I traveled with him on his work in Ho Chi Minh City Viet Nam. Over 15 months we made four trips there, each 3-4 weeks in duration. We’d take weekend trips to China (Shanghai and Beijing), Cambodia (Angkor Wat) and Thailand (Bangkok) as well as exploring south and north Viet Nam. It was a terrific adventure and priceless time with my father towards the end of his life. I’m sure you father appreciated your company.
Unfortunately all I had to shoot was the then-new Canon Digital Rebel. But that camera was way better than no camera at all.
I recently bought a CL and sold my Q. In retrospect I should have kept the Q. The pair would be a great travel set. For now I am pairing my CL (with the 23 Summicron and 18-56 zoom) with my M10 and 50 APO Summicron. A little heavy for travel but it covers most of my visual bases.
I’ll look forward to more adventure reports from you.
My colleagues and I are often asked “What do you shoot with?”and what we take with us when we shoot (not to mention how we choose from a seemingly limitless number of camera bags). Being exposed to the full lin […]
Today, Leica Camera is proud to announce the Leica M-P (Typ 240) ‘grip’ by Rolf Sachs Set which consists of a Leica M-P (Typ 240) with a rubber cladding with raised dot structures and a Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1 […]
Photographs are meant for paper, not screens. To photograph literally means to “write with light”.
Join us at 2:00pm on Saturday, May 14th, 2016 for our first ever Red Dot Miami Print Swap. We’ll be meeti […]
Leica has been setting benchmarks in photography for over 100 years. From the Ur-Leica, the first successful 35mm film camera, to the M8, the first mainstream digital rangefinder, to the Leica S2, the first medium […]
A nice useful report.
I had previously wondered at the flash placement worried that so close to the lens it would flash back on any suspended particles in the water. But you explained the plus of the flash not being shadowed by the lens itself.
I had not realized this was the only UW camera without a case that shoots RAW. I have a friend John who loves Leica, diving and fishing and this will do it for him.
Excellent article. Just one small correction to the opening para: first digital RF was Epson RD1, not the M8
I haven’t done underwater yet since someone else is going to do that with my camera – soon they say. But I have done quite a lot of shooting on land, and the X-U reminds me very much of the X1 that I had, with many improvements, not the least of which is the f1.7 lens.
It happened by accident really. A few years ago, a couple girlfriends and I started talking about getting together. Life had taken us in different directions and we were living in opposite corners of the […]
Excellent post, I very much enjoyed reading this article! I have a Q and love it. I agree with you about it being an great travel camera. I read that you were using some filters with it. I’ve not tried to use any filters with mine yet, which ones did you have a chance to try out on the trip?
Thanks Scott! I brought a 6-stop B+W ND filter. I knew I’d be in touristy places with lots of people, so I used it to achieve longer shutter speeds and blur out crowds. Worked well!
Thanks Angie! Can’t wait til our next trip!
Also, if anyone wants to read more about our trip, check out Angie’s blog:
An excellent travelogue!
My wife loves her Leica Q as well.
A bit late to the party, but I’ve recently ordered a Q and am now trawling through old posts to see what others think of it and see some beautiful images. This is a Great post with some beautiful photos. Can’t wait to get out there with mine.
Bring your Leica and join us the second Saturday of March to photograph Miami’s vibrant street art district! We’ll meet at 4:30pm in Panther Coffee and take advantage of golden hour as the sun sets and gives way […]
Made in Germany, Savings in America
Leica Camera USA has announced the Exchange Rate Savings Program, a new consumer promotion offering savings on almost all Leica Photographic Products*. This promotion runs from May 1st, 2015 through May 31st, 2015 and is intended to compensate for the current strength of the US Dollar against the Euro.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Leica Store Miami anytime with questions, either via phone at 305-921-4433 or via email. The promotion is scheduled to end May 31, 2015. To see the new lower pricing, click on any of the collections below:
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- 11688 – Leica Summilux-M 50 mm/f1.4 ASPH, black chrome finish
- 11689 – Leica Summicron-M 35 mm/f2 ASPH, black chrome finish
First, I’d suggest using Adobe Lightroom, not Apple Photos to process the RAWfiles from the V-Lux. Secondly, the Col Effects apply only to JPGs generated in camera, not to RAWfiles. If you are shooting RAW only, you wouldn’t see the effects in the computer.
We always recommend shooting in RAW and processing in the latest version of Lightroom. LR5 is a bit long in the tooth. I’d suggest you subscribe to the Adobe CC Photography Plan which includes Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop CC.
Today, Adobe released Camera Raw 8.7 and DNG Converter 8.7 RC (release candidate) with support for the following Leica products:
Hopefully this is an indicator that an Adobe Lightroom update will be coming soon with the same support.
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