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The main reason why I photograph with a Leica camera:

“I want simplification, not amplification or complication…I just want light controls … because photography is about light.” – Thorsten Overgaard

“A camera that gives me the joy of ownership and the joy of shooting is much more important than one with the highest number of megapixels or highest ISO performance.” – Yukio Uchida

“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.” ― Ansel Adams

“You just have to live and life will give you pictures.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Leica M-E | Kodachrome Look

In my quest to purchase my first Leica M digital body, I kept seeing references to Kodak’s Kodachrome film.  Kodachrome has an amazing history and many are sad that its gone, no longer made and even if you still had a roll to shoot there’s no way to get it developed today.

Those that aren’t familiar with the digital Leica M’s development may not know that Leica came to Kodak to help them with their full-frame sensor, the KODAK KAF-18500 Image Sensor.  So it’s not surprising that the out of camera Leica “Look” is very similar to Kodachrome.

Below is a Youtube video describing the last days of Kodachrome:

As I continue to learn how to use my Leica I am working on how I like my images to look after post processing.  Actually very little is really needed with the file that comes out of the camera but I feel the nostalgic look of Kodachrome is apropos.

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