WARREN CONNECTICUT – I spent part of the day getting to know my new camera, a Leica M, also known as the M240. With this camera Leica dropped the number after the “M” on their rangefinder cameras (so just “M” not “M10”). Marketing genius. Whatever.
I’m starting to get pretty good results from it. It’s operations are the smoothest and quietest of an Leica M ever. There’s not much of a learning curve. Here it is with my f.95 Noctilux strapped onto it with a neutral density filter that lets me shoot in daylight wide open. Below (the yellow tulips) is with a 1939 Carl Zeiss Jena 85mm f1.5 Sonar, a famous lens that doesn’t couple properly with the Leica rangefinder so it requires live view to be focused (the new M is first Leica to offer live view).
On this day last year: Spring. March 30 seems to be tulip day. Mayan wheel of time?