Leica Virgin – London

It all started last Thursday, when I got an email from SAS telling me that my flight to London the following day was ready for check-in. What flight? I looked into it and sure enough, I’d booked a weekend in London some time ago that I’d completely forgotten about. With plans already in place for Friday night and no accommodation booked, it was a bit of a tough call. But who can resist a weekend in London, especially if you’ve got an M240 that you love shooting with? Unexpected trips are often the best trips and so it came to […]

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Leica Virgin – Why I Bought a Leica M 240

I recently took a rare plunge and spent far more money than my talents can justify and bought the Porsche 911 of cameras. A Leica M (Type 240) rangefinder digital. Like the 911, it’s German. It’s Iconic. It’s been used by masters to do amazing things. A masterpiece in both design and execution. Both the 911 and the Leica M are revered by many, though unlike the 911 (which is quite rightly, rarely criticised) the Leica can be lampooned by some – typically because they’re occasionally bought by buffoons like me. This is not a photo of my specific camera […]

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