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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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5 comments on “Hotel Life on the Road

  1. jkjod says:

    When you are out traveling, how many batteries do you typically take with you?


    1. Hey JK. I always carry my two batteries with me. I’ve never had an issue running out of juice. I have my Leica M-E setup with Auto Off one minute. I try to keep chimping at a minimum as of course the LCD is not going to show me much but I do use it to check the histogram. I do have Auto Review set with the Release button option and that is just to check what shutter speed I just used if I want to switch to manual real quick.


  2. jkjod says:

    Thanks Duane – I am thinking of jumping into the world of digital Leica. I find shooting with my M3 much more enjoyable then my X-Pro1.

    PS – I think jkjod is the default username since that is the address to my blog, but my name is Jordan. Have a great weekend!


    1. Hey Jordan the M3 is on my wish list. I could keep my 50 Lux mounted on it. But then I wouldn’t know what to do with film as I haven’t shot film in like, I’m trying to remember, like 16 years.

      Just my opinion, but most all of today’s cameras can take great pictures including an iPhone. I think once you’ve grown accustomed to shooting with a “true” rangefinder camera its hard to shoot with anything else. I myself could not go back to a camera with more buttons and options that would required me to keep an owners manual with me. I have enough stuff to keep in my longterm memory I don’t have that much more room.


  3. jkjod says:

    I agree with both of your points 1) the notion that all cameras today are capable of making great images, and the XP1 is no exception. 2) that once I started shooting with the M3 I really didn’t want to shoot with anything else. If everything else is created equal, I want to be able to shoot with something that is enjoyable and inspires me and in the end the Leica is what pushes my buttons.


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