- Sep 4, 2010
Raises hand with much hesitation.If you're reading this and think we're completely deluded - that's OK, too.
I've shot with an M3, M6, M8, M9... with a variety of lenses with the "Leica" branding as well as some of the highest quality Canon lenses and a boat load of collected manuals. I don't believe in "Magic-Leica-Fairy-Dust" nor the so called "Leica Look". IT does NOT exist.
What I do believe in is a wonderful system that provides, without the distraction of complexity, the tools a photographer needs to create what they visualize, capture a decisive moment, and tell a story with a full bag of unique lenses ranging from the razor sharpness of a Summilux, classical look of a Summicron, to the broad strokes of a Noctilux. To enjoy not only the resulting photo but the whole process starting from the click. Its subtle but everything contributes to the final work.
and no... Leica doesn't suddenly make you a great photographer... I certainly enjoy trying to be one with a Leica in hand.
PS> There's a good reason why I own a Noctilux and a Summilux both in 50mm... nope its not redundant.