Jan 102011
 
Leica Lens Review: 35mm Summicron f 2.0

Small, Simple, & Pre-ASPH Standing on a balcony outside of the Magnum Office’s in New York, Tina Ruisinger photographed Inge Morath and  her Leica M6.  The beat up hood of the 35mm Summicron, made me wonder, why the most famous pictures were taken with equipment that looks like it went through a war?  I wanted [more...]

Dec 082010
 
Walking Barefoot: Leica 90mm Summicron Review

Leica 90mm Summicron Review Pre-ASPH f 2.0   Traveling has a way of sharpening the senses. Surrounded by new sights and strange sounds, the world can feel like a completely different place. For a close up view, Leica’s 90mm Summicron is the portrait lens of choice.  But even more than a lens for faces, it [more...]

Dec 012010
 
India ( Part II )

[ Public Beach, Private Bath ] Personal space is a rare commodity in India.  Much of a westerners morning routine takes place behind closed doors.  But for nearly 100,000 pilgrims to Vivekananda Rock, in Kanyakumari, everything takes place in broad daylight. -One in a Million Our wake up call was at 5:00 am.  Early mornings [more...]

Nov 282010
 
India ( Part I )

[ Kanyakumari ] The last time I went to India was on a return flight from Egypt.  I was in Chennai for just over two days.  The city was so overwhelming, I left my camera in the bag and never took a single picture. Eight months later I was on my way back and ready to [more...]

Nov 022010
 
PDN Photo-Expo

Testing New Lenses [  N E W  Y O R K  C I T Y  ] At the PDN Photo Expo here in NYC, Leica was on hand with an arsenal of lenses.  It was a great place to handle some of the new equipment and take the images home thanks to my M9. [ [more...]

Oct 252010
 
Smooth Transitions

Setting Our Differences Aside Change can be challenging, especially with tradition at its back. The newest interpretation of the M line shares the same genes of its ancestors, but has a different way of expressing itself. When things are going well, why make a change?  In Leica’s case, things were not actually going that well.  [more...]