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Leica Wide Angle Legacy Glass & the Leica M240 a Review

November 20, 2018 - Two of my favorite Leica lenses were made in the 1960's for use on the Leica M3 and M4. They are two of the most exquisi...
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It's all about the hands - twins re-connect

December 11, 2015 - Recently I had the opportunity to photograph two sets of elderly twins and one half of a third set. These folks were mee...
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Scrooge, Actor David Coffee

November 21, 2015 - This past week I had the opportunity to photograph a great stage actor rehearsing for "A Christmas Carol" at the North S...
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"Spooky Rehearsal" chorus rehearses in Halloween costumes

November 05, 2015 - Before Halloween I got a call from the director of a local chorus group. She had a great hook for me to show up and capt...
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Mount Desert Island, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and Camden Maine

October 21, 2015 - This past weekend my wife and I had a weekend away in northern Maine. We had only been up to Stonnington way back in the...
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Out Shooting with the Leica MP 240

September 29, 2015 - Today was a different kind of day. It started off very foggy and cleared out but was very steamy. Then it started to rai...
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Cannon Beach, Oregon - July 2015

September 17, 2015 - This past July we had the opportunity to go out to Oregon and visit with our boys. We had a wonderful time and at the sa...
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Camp 18 - Some photos from Oregon with the Leica M-P 240

August 10, 2015 - This past month my wife and I were on our annual trip to visit our boys in Oregon. Even though the days were beautiful w...
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"The Wall That Heals" - Vietnam War Memorial Moving Wall

July 09, 2015 - Today I was on assignment to cover the opening of the "Wall That Heals" more commonly known as the Vietnam War Memorial...
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A Rockport Fourth with the Leica 21mm SE

July 05, 2015 - Yesterday I really wanted to do some street photography using the Leica 21mm Super Elmar. It's a great lens for this bec...
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Using the Leica EVF2 viewfinder on the Leica M 240

June 05, 2015 - After some debate with myself I decided to buy this accessory for the Leica M 240. I did the usual back and forth of do...
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Wonderful clouds with the Leica M-P 240

May 23, 2015 - Yesterday I was up in Newburyport for a softball game and the clouds were unbelievable. The wind was coming right down t...
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World War ll Veteran and the Leica M-P 240

May 18, 2015 - I had the distinct pleasure to meet 91 year old Frank Cotoia today. He is a spry active man that talks about his years o...
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See my Guest Post at Steve Huff Photo

May 13, 2015 - I have been a big fan of the photo blog Steve Huff Photo. Steve and Brandon have done a great job with this website and...
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Artistic B&W look at the start of growing season

May 12, 2015 - I was out driving around yesterday and came across this scene off Highland St. in Hamilton. I have passed it before and...
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Museum of Fine Arts Boston, photos with the M-P 240

May 10, 2015 - Yesterday I happened to be in Boston at a Pedal Partners event at Fenway Park which was a really great event to meet the...
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Leica M-P 240 upgrade from M9 rolling review #2

May 08, 2015 - I'm getting used to the new M-P 240 it's a wonderful camera. I have set up four user profiles that fits how I shoot and...
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Leica upgrade from the M9 to a M-P 240, rolling user review

May 06, 2015 - So I love my M9! But when I had to send it back to Leica for a sensor change out I was a little miffed. Six years and th...
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Winter a B&W photographers dream

April 22, 2015 - Even though this winter was nasty snow wise it gave the B&W photographer some great opportunities. Even before the snow...
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Palm Sunday and the Leica M9

March 29, 2015 - It's been a while since I have been out and about with the Leica. So today, Palm Sunday, I wanted to bring the camera al...
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Interesting take on falling snow with the Leica M9

February 13, 2015 - Well things have been a little lean photographically here. If I start posting more from images from work then it might b...
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Moving water and ice with the Sony Nex-7 and Leica Glass

January 02, 2015 - I have always maintained that moving on a photographic idea instead of sitting around and thinking about it is good for...
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Governor-Elect Charlie Baker at Home in Swampscott

December 28, 2014 - Before Christmas I had the opportunity to photograph Charlie at home while being interviewed by reporter Will Dowd. I wa...
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The Annual End of the Year Message

December 26, 2014 - This year has been a rough one for me. There have been lots of ups and downs with my life and the photo industry. I find...
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Preparing for the annual Christmas pageant

December 23, 2014 - This past Sunday after church the children were all downstairs putting on their costumes for the dress rehearsal of the...
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The interesting and bizarre with the M9

December 02, 2014 - I was out with a friend yesterday in Somerville having the sensor cleaned on the Sony Nex-7. There was a piece of crap o...
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Shadows and Lines - exploring the designs they create

November 29, 2014 - This afternoon the light was playing an interesting tune on the new fallen snow and my deck. This arrangement caught my...
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The train yard and it's interesting lines

November 23, 2014 - Yesterday was a beautiful day in Rockport, the sun was out and the air had a nice clean chill to it. I was headed to the...
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The Sony Nex-7 and the Leica 90mm Tele-elmarit - always ready, even in traffic

November 19, 2014 - I pass by this image every day and there is no place to park to make a shot. Bummer! But every once and a while the traf...
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Channeling my inner Edward Weston

November 15, 2014 - This morning I was reading Szarkowski's 100 images book and was really absorbed in it. I ran across one of Paul Strand's...
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A Good Friend Leaves his Post for a New Horizon

November 14, 2014 - My good friend and fellow photo chief from our South group Mark G. is moving on to another position. It's a good job and...
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Fog, changing light - magic

November 12, 2014 - Today as I drove home from work the light was starting to fade and as I got closer to Cape Ann I saw that the fog that w...
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Foggy Morning in Rockport with the Leica M9 and 21 Super Elmar

October 29, 2014 - What a great morning! I woke up to see my driveway enshrouded in fog and couldn't wait to get out there with the camera.
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The Leica 21mm Super Elmar on Assignment - Tiny House Giant Journey

October 28, 2014 - Today I met some cool folks living the dream in a Tiny House traveling across the United States and Canada writing, phot...
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Leica 21mm Super Elmar ASPH First Impressions

October 27, 2014 - I just received the Leica 21mm Super Elmar from Leica Store Miami last week and I have been out shooting. First let me s...
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Impact Photography - Against the Light

October 22, 2014 - I have often thought that my trademark or style has included images with impact. It seems that I lean towards the dramat...
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Light and Shadow with the Leica M system

October 21, 2014 - Since I started my career in photography 37 years ago I have looked for light that strikes me immediately. I often find...
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Wonderful fall late day shadows with the Leica M9

October 20, 2014 - This afternoon I was struck by the dynamic shadows that interplayed on a painting on the way into my office. I always ha...
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Angie Miller of American Idol promotes her new album - Photographs with Leica M9 & Sony Nex-7

October 15, 2014 - Yesterday I had the opportunity to photograph Angie Miller of American Idol fame in a local coffee shop in her home town...
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Carrying a camera at all times - produces opportunity

October 09, 2014 - How many times have you said to yourself - I wish I had my camera with me! I can't say I've never had that problem but i...
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The Leica M9 with 50mm Summilux f1.4 ASPH #2

October 02, 2014 - I had a great time yesterday at a friends retirement coffee. My friend Wayne is retiring on Friday after 30 odd years as...
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Thacher Island Photography Workshop Announced

October 01, 2014 - Cape Ann Light Photography Workshops has announced the Thacher Island Photography Workshop with 30 year veteran photojou...
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Knock-out the background for super pop to your images

September 30, 2014 - You know what I like about shooting with the Leica, using the viewfinder. It's so clear and gives you a great idea what...
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The morning photo shoot with the Sony Nex-7 and Leica 90mm Tele-Elmarit

September 25, 2014 - This morning the light was overcast with the sun kind of poking through from time to time. There was no wind at all so I...
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Comparing the M9 w/35 Cron ASPH and Canon 5DMK3 w/24-70

September 19, 2014 - Today I had a pretty boring assignment and decided to bring along the M9 knowing the photo was going to be bland. I need...
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Manual white balance with the Leica M9

September 17, 2014 - I have been using my M9 on AWB much of the time and had the opportunity to try out the really fast method of using manua...
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The Legendary Leica 50mm Summilux f1.4 ASPH - The Going Away Party

September 05, 2014 - It's always a little sad when a friend of many years at work leaves for new horizons. So at my friends going away party...
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Enjoying the last days of summer with the Leica M9

September 02, 2014 - Labor Day weekend is always a fun time as we go out for a cruise around Gloucester Harbor on a party boat. We go motor a...
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Leica M9 write speed tests and problems

August 28, 2014 - It's been a long time coming for this little write speed report and I must say it has been well documented by many other...
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Leica M9 and the Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH 1.4 #1

August 21, 2014 - The other day I decided that I needed to get used to shooting with my 50mm Summilux ASPH. You see I'm really not a 50mm...
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A Lesson in "Seeing" better photographs

August 06, 2014 - Several years ago a good friend of mine who is a very good photographer offered to give me a refresher course in "seeing...
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Review: Leica 35mm Screw Mount Summaron circa 1954 (recent CLA by Sherry Krauter)

August 05, 2014 - When I was 17 years old I was shooting with an Leica M3 and a Leica 50mm f2 and thought that a 35mm wide angle was the h...
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Shooting Sports with the Sony Nex-7 and Leica M9

August 04, 2014 - The other day I had the opportunity to shoot some bicycle racing with my Sony Nex-7 and my Leica M9. I was not on assign...
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Leica M9 with the Leica 90mm Tele Elmarit Version 1 (rolling blog)

July 29, 2014 - This photo opportunity just came upon me as I was exiting the Cape Ann Museum a couple of weeks ago. I was on assignment...
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Leica 90mm Tele Elmarit Ver.1 on the Sony Nex -7

July 15, 2014 - I have been shooting with my Nex-7 and Leica legacy glass for a bit now and I must say I really enjoy it. The focus peak...
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Leica M9 with 35 Summicron ASPH "smellin the coffee"

July 14, 2014 - This morning i was out on assignment to shoot a local coffee roaster and I dragged along the M9 to go with the Canon 5D...
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Lens Comparison - Leica 35mm Summicron vs Leica 35mm Summaron

July 09, 2014 - Recently I had my very old Leica screw mount 35mm Summaron lens overhauled by Sherry Krauter in upstate New York. She to...
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Leica M9 with the 35mm Summicron ASPH on assignment

July 08, 2014 - I have been carrying this rig around with me every day and have found an opportunity most days to make some really nice...
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Thunder Clouds with the Leica M9 and the Leica 35mm Summicron

July 03, 2014 - If you have been following me for a while you know that I love clouds. Silver Efex Pro 2 has given me the ability to pro...
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Black & White landscape photography with the Leica M9

June 24, 2014 - Last week my wife and I were visiting our boys in Portland OR. We had waited eight months to make this trip and we had a...
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Hood River Oregon area with the Leica M9

June 17, 2014 - Well after a couple of days shooting I am enjoying shooting landscapes with the Leica. It's been a long time since I hav...
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Portland OR with the Leica M9 w/50mm Summilux and 35mm Summicron

June 15, 2014 - We are in Portland and doing all sorts of things with our boys who live out here now. When we got in yesterday they took...
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Graduation Party with the Leica M9 and 35mm Summicron ASPH

June 12, 2014 - Sorry to be away for a while. I have just been able to sit down and write a blog post. This time of year is very stressf...
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Leica M9 with the 35mm Summicron f2 ASPH first shots

June 05, 2014 - I just got my used 35 mm Summicron F2 ASPH from Leica Store Miami and it's mint! This lens is 6 bit coded and was a very...
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Leica 135 Tele-Elmar Version 1 and the M9

June 01, 2014 - I had the opportunity to pull out my Leica 135 Tele-Elmar today and give it a try. I had only previously used it on my S...
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Documenting life with the Leica M9

May 27, 2014 - On Memorial Day weekend Janet and I were over to a friends house for a beer and dinner. My friend has an old (very old)...
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Shooting with the Leica M9 in very low light

May 25, 2014 - Yesterday I had the chance to do some shooting at a bar in downtown Gloucester while a friends band was playing. Janet a...
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The Leica M9 goes on assignment as the extra camera

May 22, 2014 - Last week I had an assignment for a news conference in Gloucester - mostly boring speeches but on a good subject. The Le...
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The Car Show with the Leica M9 & Sony Nex-7

May 19, 2014 - This weekend I had an opportunity to go to a car show over in the small town of Essex not to far from where I live. It w...
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Sony Nex-7 with the Leica 90 Tele Elmarit 2,8

May 13, 2014 - Yesterday in the early evening as the sun was going down over Gloucester harbor the wind was still and the harbor was li...
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Shooting with two cameras - the best of both worlds Leica M9 Sony Nex-7

May 05, 2014 - Yesterday I had a great time photographing a very small play rehearsal for a friend. They needed some promo shots for th...
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The Leica M9 - Everyday Camera

May 04, 2014 - Over the years it has proven out that if I don't carry a camera with me all the time I miss things. You'd think as a pro...
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Rainy Day Leica - M9

May 01, 2014 - Ya I know you have all seen this before but I could not resist. It was raining hard this morning on the way to work and...
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My life with the Leica - Part One

April 30, 2014 - My Life with the Leica – Part One Ever since my younger days in high school I have been a Leica guy. My dad was a big...
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Disappointed in the Leica 21mm f3,4 SA on the Leica M9

April 25, 2014 - Recently I had the urge to break out the Leica 21mm Super Angulon f 3,4 and try it on the Leica M9. I consulted Thorsten...
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The Black & White World - The Leica M9 seeing in B&W

April 24, 2014 - My friends accuse me of seeing in black and white. I admit it I do not see color well and some of my best photographs te...
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Easter morning service and the M9

April 20, 2014 - Every Easter I bring my camera to our early morning service. This service in Annisquam started in the early 60's when I...
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Palm Sunday in Annisquam with the Leica M9

April 13, 2014 - Palm Sunday at the Annisquam Village Church is always a fun time. We hand out palm fonds to everyone before the service...
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Against the Light - Leica M9 and the Leica 28 Elmarit

March 27, 2014 - Today I was able to get outside to do a little shooting with the Leica M9. I headed over to my favorite place in the wor...
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Portraits with the Leica M9 and 90 mm Tele-Elmarit

March 24, 2014 - Here are some portrait shots taken of my aunt with the Leica M9 and the Leica 90mm Tele-Elmarit. Nice sharp images with...
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From the Archive: Weekend Warriors - Massachusetts National Guard circa 1978

March 20, 2014 - One of the highlights of my early career was to follow a group of North Shore National Guard troops as they did their on...
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From the Archive: Memorial Day in Rockport 1978

March 16, 2014 - Since I am laid up from my hip replacement I thought I would dig back into my archives to look for images or stories I w...
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More fun with melting snow banks

March 09, 2014 - I made this shot at the same time as the last one. This red ring made for an interesting image against the dirt and snow...
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Fun with spring snow banks

March 08, 2014 - Exposure ISO 100 1/1250s @ 2,8 The snow banks are melting at an alarming rate and at the same time creating some real...
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Spring with the old Leica Summaron 35

March 08, 2014 - This morning I dug out my old Leica 35mm Summicron f3,5. My dad gave this lens to me when I was in high school. It's an...
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More Leica M9 and the streets of Boston

March 02, 2014 - Exposure ISO 400 1/500s @ f13 As you can see I made this shot as we passed Landsdowne St. and the legend sports bar t...
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Leica M9 and the 28 mm Elmarit Boston street

February 27, 2014 - Exposure ISO 400 1/500s @ f8 no focusing While I was receiving a ride home from the hospital with a friend (after givin...
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Sony Nex-7 and Sony 20mm f2,8 lens first images

February 26, 2014 - Exposure - ISO 100 Aperture Priority f2,8 shutter speed not recorded So ok, I'm a little late to the game with this b...
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The Leica M9 and the Train Yard

February 23, 2014 - Finally a day out of the house without it snowing, frigid cold or rain. It was gray but otherwise warm and well worth th...
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Winter with the Leica M9

February 23, 2014 - Exposure ISO 800 1/6s @ 2.8 After leaving work one day last week I turned around to see this car with the snow falling...
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Sony Nex-7 and Leica 90mm Tele Elmarit

February 21, 2014 - Exposure ISO 800 @ 1/100s f2.8 "Kodak looking for birds" The Leica 90 mm Tele Elmarit is one of those lenses that is...
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The Art of Exposure With the Leica M9

February 20, 2014 - Update 09/03/2014: Since the interest in this blog post has been so high lately I thought I would add to it my experienc...
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Leica M9 - Sunrise in Rockport, Winter

February 18, 2014 - This morning I was up early to bring in some fuel to keep the house warm and the sunrise prompted me to pull out the M9...
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Leica on Assignment 1979 Vintage Leica Images

February 16, 2014 - The assignment back in 1979, was Rockport's Barber Harold Cooney. Harold was well into his 80's back then. The original...
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Snow Photos With the Leica M9

February 13, 2014 - This shot was made with the Leica M9 out the window with the 90mm Tele-Elmarit. The flakes were huge and the wind was bl...
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Me and my Leica - Impressions of the M9 #1

February 10, 2014 - Exposure ISO 800 1/125 @ f2.8 - "Kodak" This camera is now five years old but to me its brand new. So the technology is...
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First Images Leica M9, Lessons Learned

February 04, 2014 - Exposure ISO 1600 1/30 sec. @ f4 Well the Leica M9 showed up today and introduced me to a whole new way of thinking. Ma...
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Cape Ann Museum - Renovation

February 04, 2014 - Exposure ISO 1600 1/20 @ 5.6 Yesterday I had the opportunity to take a tour of the Cape Ann Museum as it is being renov...
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Essex Shipbuilding Museum, working on the Lewis Story #2

February 02, 2014 - Exposure ISO 1600 1/250 @ 1.4 This past weekend I went over to the Essex Shipbuilding Museum and made some more shots...
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Sony Nex-7 with Leica M Lenses Rolling Review #4

January 29, 2014 - I am always looking for ways to challenge myself and the equipment I am using so when the opportunity arose to shoot som...
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Sony Nex-7 with Leica glass rolling review part #3

January 27, 2014 - I made this photo on Saturday while at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum. Dave was happily making shots with his digital cam...
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Working on the Chebacco schooner Lewis Story

January 25, 2014 - Fritz uses a heat gun to soften up the paint before removing it with a putty knife. More heat gun work to remove the...
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The Leica 35mm Summicron f2 Made by Leitz Canada circa 1959 vers.1

January 24, 2014 - Color version Black and White conversion This image was made wide open at f2 with the Leica 35mm Summicron versi...
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On Assignment with the Sony Nex-7 and Leica glass

January 23, 2014 - Supporters wait for their candidate to show up - everyone is doing something different. Notice the two guys at the right...
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Kodak on Squirrel Patrol - Nex-7 Images

January 23, 2014 - My Golden Retriever, Kodak, surveys the back yard looking for squirrels in 6 degree weather. The exposure for this image...
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Snow and More Snow

January 22, 2014 - Last night as I drove home in near blizzard conditions a hauled out the Nex-7 to see if I could get some cool shots. As...
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Sony Nex-7 with Leica legacy M lenses rolling review #2

January 16, 2014 - Sony Nex-7 with Leica 35 f2.0 Vers.1, 50 f1.4 Vers. 1 and 90 f2.8 Tele-Elmarit This morning I went out to shoot some...
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Sony Nex-7 with Leica legacy M lenses rolling review #1

January 15, 2014 - Sony Nex-7, Metabones Leica M - E mount adapter, and Leica Summicron 35mm F2 Vers.1 Leica Summilux 50mm f 1.4 Vers.1...
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