Cameras come and go but when I bought a Leica M 240 I finally had a keeper. It was a beautifully crafted instrument with legendary optics that produced stunning images. So when I decided to sell the Leica and buy a Fuji X100T for street photography my friends nearly staged an intervention. But it turns out there were some very good reasons to make the switch. Hit the jump to find out why!
Leica. Just mention the name and the haters and trolls show up to call out the brand as a glorified fashion accessory designed to separate fools from their money. But how can a company with a heritage as rich as Leica inspire such vitriol from people who typically aren’t even its customers? Is the little red dot really that offensive? Hit the jump for all the answers!
To mark the 60th anniversary of their iconic M camera system, Leica asked a number of photographers why they shoot with a Leica M. The most recent entry features In Public’s Matt Stuart and it’s interesting to hear this soft spoken man’s perspective on what many Leica shooters already know. Hit the jump to watch the video.