Leica

Desert Island Cameras No. 04 – Leica Edition with Japan Camera Hunter Bellamy Hunt

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We’re back with another edition of Desert Island Cameras, the recurring feature in which we spotlight the best of the best from a given camera brand. And today we’re picking our one-and-done Leicas with a…

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Six Months with the M2 and My Struggles with the Myth of Leica

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Author’s note: The Leica M2 is an interchangeable lens rangefinder introduced in 1957 by German optical powerhouse Ernst Leitz Wetzlar GmbH. It is the successor to the famous Leica M3 used by Henri Cartier-Bresson, among…

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Leica Sofort – Instant Camera Review

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It’s the end of 2016, a year of global controversies, and today we’re here to examine what might be the most divisive object in the history of mankind. It’s Leica’s newest film camera, the Sofort,…

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Leica Store Boston Opening Weekend, Sneak Peak at Leica’s Sofort Instax Camera, and My First Instameet

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I walk east down Boylston Street as the early morning sun continues its slow ascent ahead of me. Knife-edged shadows cut into the gleaming, white marble of the buildings that loom on each side, creating a powerful…

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Five Famous Photographers and the Cameras They Used

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It’s no secret that we love our gear here at Casual Photophile. A quick glance through the archives is enough to illustrate our undying love for classic cameras, but while our addiction to the tools…

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Leica IIIc – Camera Review

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What can we say about Leica that hasn’t already been said? The subject of countless articles and blog posts, every inch of every Leica ever made has been scrutinized ten times over. Their reputation often…

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Why I Choose the Minolta CLE Over Any Leica M

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The best 35mm film cameras in the world are Leicas. This is a known fact, right? And the best of the best is surely the M series, yes? I mean, at this point in time the…

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Not Everyone Needs a Leica

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I recently overheard a teenage customer asking the clerk of a local camera shop about some gear. He wanted to replace his kit lens, but he couldn’t afford the lens he thought he needed to…

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The Best First Film Camera for Any Shooter

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It’s one of the questions we’re asked most often here at CP, across our social media accounts, and through our online shop. Every day, new shooters and experienced digital photographers ask us to help them choose their…

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Leica Minilux – Camera Review

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There are few cameras that elicit the kind of lustful ogling as those made by Leica. For many photophiles, Leica’s machines are the holy grail of cameras. And for many devoted followers, Leica is a…

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The Ultimate Camera Battery Compendium

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We field a lot of questions here at CP. Whether they come by way of post comments, our online shop, our social networks, or via direct message, there’s a never-ending supply of inquisitive photo-geeks seeking…

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5 Best Point and Shoot Film Cameras – Part 2

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A while back, we published a rather popular list of some of our favorite point-and-shoot film cameras. We made it pretty clear that our list was just a small sampling of the amazing machines out there. Even…

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CP Book Club – Leica : The First Fifty Years by G. Rogliatti

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There are few pleasures as easy to attain as the simple act of sitting and relaxing for a few moments with a good book. And for those of us who are into photography there is…

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4 Reasons Why the Leica M2 is Better Than the M3

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[Editor’s Note : Someone read this article and sent me a message that, in part, told me to kill myself. Pretty ridiculous, but I wanted to clarify that this tongue-in-cheek article is more of a silly…

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