Garry Winogrand | Leica M4

Posted: August 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Film, Leica, Photography

Garry Winogrand’s last Leica M4:

Garry Winogrand's Leica M4

Garry Winogrand's Leica M4

Garry Winogrand's Leica M4

Garry Winogrand's Leica M4

From the source site:

I am told Mrs. Winogrand had very strong feelings that her husband’s camera should be continued to used after his death. She sold it to a family friend, who continues to shoot it to this day. Look at the front and back of the advance side top plate, where the chrome is worn away by the grip of Winogrand’s index and thumb. hmm. I get the impression he liked this camera, but he liked shooting pics even more.

More information and images can be here.


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Leica | M Body Viewfinder Framelines

Posted: April 23rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Leica

An invaluable image I refer to all the time, this guide displays the framelines for different focal length lenses for rangefinder Leica M6 cameras with 0.58x, 0.72x and 0.85x viewfinder magnifications.

Leica M body framelines for 0.58X, 0.72X AND 0.85 viewfinders

Leica M body framelines for 0.58X, 0.72X AND 0.85 viewfinders


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Some Well-Worn Leicas

Posted: February 23rd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Film, Leica, Photography, Quotes

Brassed and beautiful. One of the great things about Leicas is that when they are used well over the years, brassing takes over the body. The black paint slowly disappears to reveal the warmth of the soft metal below. All of the Leicas that I have continually bought and sold over the years have been production M6 bodies and the top plates are made of a zinc alloy.

No brassing for me unless I buy an MP or an M4 or earlier.

Jim Marshall’s Leica M4:

Jim Marshall's Leica M4

Jim Marshall's Leica M4

It’s a very fine line to draw about taking pictures, you know, not invading someone’s privacy.

-Jim Marshall

Elliott Erwitt’s Leica M3:

Elliott Erwitt's Leica M3

Elliott Erwitt's Leica M3

All the technique in the world doesn’t compensate for the inability to notice.

-Elliot Erwitt


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