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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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The “Occasional” Flower Photo


One may wonder, does the Leica rangefinder do close-up flower photography? Well, maybe. I may be mistaken but Leica only makes one M-Mount lens for “macro” and that’s their “Macro-Elmar-M 90 mm f/4“. (It can be used as a compact 90 mm telephoto lens or, in combination with the Leica Macro-Adapter-M, for macro shots up to a magnification of 1:2.)

I don’t have that lens so I have no idea how the above photo would look if I had. However, the above photo was taken handheld with my Leica APO-Summicron 75mm ASPH. lens shot at f2.0 at its minimum focusing distance of .7m and ISO 640 to get a faster shutter speed of 1/1000s.

Here are a couple more that I captured along with the first one above while in the Biltmore Estate Greenhouse:




2 comments on “The “Occasional” Flower Photo

    1. Thank you danyekelly!


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