Last month I had a short holiday in California and decided to take the Leica M 240 to have a play with whilst I was out there. Carrying a small, light camera allows me to take it places that I would never consider bringing my DSLR so I was excited to see what “The Golden State” looked like through the Leica’s lens. I’ve been using the Leica M throughout the wedding season and have really enjoyed the experience of shooting with a rangefinder camera. Being able to control the focus accurately in low light conditions and not have to worry about the autofocus misfiring allows me to take complete control over any lighting situation; an important aspect in Dom and I’s style of photography as we always work solely with available light. The image quality and render using a 50 f/1.4 Summilux lens continues to surprise and delight me every time I import the photographs to Lightroom and it makes them an absolute pleasure to edit.
Even more importantly than the specifications of the Leica (or any camera for that matter) is that I want to use it all the time. It makes me want to take photos as the experience is just so much fun which is a big thing when you are shooting all the time. It inspires me. No other camera I’ve used does that for me.
California Street Photography with the Leica M 240 by Liam Shaw