A Few Frames: Quinton Gordon: The Truth About Photographs
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by Lucien Liu
1w ago
Quinton Gordon is a photographer and book-artist based on the unceded, ancestral territories of the Lekwungen (/lək̓ʷəŋən/) People, known today as Vancouver Island. As a fine-art documentary photographer whose work primarily investigates the complex interplay between place, memory, and identity through our relationship with the contemporary environment the landscape, often marked with the imprint of direct human intervention, Quinton’s work invites the viewer to reconsider their own relationship to the natural and built environments that surround them. Through his work, Quinton seeks ..read more
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A Few Frames: 90mm f2 Apo-Summicron-M ASPH & Leica M11-P
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by Carlo Velasquez
1M ago
The Leica 90mm has had many iteration over the years, each with their own unique character and in some cases, specific uses. This standard telephoto focal length allows photographers to pull in their surroundings to create a sense of scale otherwise unattainable with standard or wider focal lengths. Building off a Strong Foundation The Leica 90mm f2 Apo-Summicron-M ASPH (11884) is the fourth iteration of the 90mm f2 Summicron for the M system and features apochromatic lens corrections in order to enhance the clarity and crispness of very fine textural details and edge sharpness of subject outl ..read more
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The Making Of “A Stab At Heaven”
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by Camera West
1M ago
A Stab at Heaven is a deeply personal truth story based on the real-life experiences of lead actor and writer Ema Mckie. Her longtime collaborator and friend, Mark de Paola, visually brings Ema’s story to life using the Leica SL system and Leica optics. A Stab at Heaven is profoundly personal and intimate, and finding the right tool to tell this story has been a lifelong journey for Mark. One we have had the privilege of helping over the past couple of decades. Using the Leica SL system, Mark and Ema were able to narrate this story beautifully and emotionally. In their words, “This is not a do ..read more
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A Few Frames: California with the Leica Q3
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by Danny Bligh
1M ago
I’m sitting in a coffee shop on a bright sunny Friday morning in Tulare County, California with the Leica Q3 in my bag. After a full day of traveling with this camera, my thoughts are pretty straight forward –  the Q3 can basically do anything. Coming into this trip with this camera, I initially didn’t really see a strong purpose of a variable resolution sensor. I’ve always been a 24-megapixel guy (at most), but having the options available on the Q3, I’ve actually found myself changing and utilizing the variable resolution sensor – a lot. I’ve programmed one of the back buttons for this ..read more
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Testing the Leica SL3 at Leitz Park!
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by Carlo Velasquez
1M ago
If you’ve ever visited Wetzlar, Germany, specifically Leitz Park, you’ll know that our favorite photographic tools, including Leica M, Leica Q, and Leica SL, are produced there. This spring, a few of us from Camera West and Leica Store San Francisco had the unique opportunity to visit Leica Camera’s headquarters at Leitz Park. This was my first visit, and the experience was unparalleled. However, our visit was brief and with a singular purpose – to get a firsthand look at the new Leica SL3, the latest evolution of the Leica SL system. In the video, I explore the SL3’s enhancements over its pre ..read more
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A Few Frames: The Leica 35mm f2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH & Leica M11-P
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by Carlo Velasquez
1M ago
The 35mm focal length is amongst the popular choice for many photographers. It’s wide enough to include more of the environment for portraits and but not so wide that you loose control of the frame. The 35mm focal length is controlled and precise. How to improve a classic? The Leica 35mm f2 Summicron-M ASPH is one of Leica’s highest performing lenses and has been a staple for nearly 3 decades with minimal changes, mostly cosmetic, from its first to second iteration. With the optics remaining relatively unchanged (with the exception of updated coating over the years) how else could this lens be ..read more
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The Panasonic S 100mm f2.8 Macro: A Compact Macro For L-Mount
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by Benjamin Carpenter
1M ago
I’ve been using the Panasonic S5 IIx extensively this year. To my surprise, I’m really enjoying this camera. While it’s not a Leica SL, it certainly performs well above its price point. I’ll delve into these details in a future article. For now, I’d like to share a few thoughts and photos taken with a lens I’m currently testing on the Panasonic S5 IIx. This lens, the Panasonic 100mm f2.8 Macro, would be an excellent addition for anyone using the Leica SL or Panasonic S system. I fondly recall my time with the chunky and clunky Canon 5D Mark II. At the time, one of my all-time favorite lenses w ..read more
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PolaCon Bay Area 2024 Recap
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by Carlo Velasquez
1M ago
The world’s first annual three-day instant film photography convention, PolaCon Bay Area @instantfilmsociety , returned to the Bay Area on March 15-17, 2024. This time back bigger and better than ever including the first ever PolaCon Bay Area Street Fair, Zines & Things Swap Meet, Instant Photography Demos, Workshops, Artist Talks, PolaWalks & more surprises. Leica Store San Francisco alongside other Bay Area establishments co-sponsored PolaCon Bay Area 2024 where we hosted a Welcome Party and Chinatown Photowalk for Day 1, and a Leica Sofort 2 Demo during the PolaCon Bay Area Street F ..read more
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Hands-On With The Leica SL3
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by Benjamin Carpenter
1M ago
The Leica SL 601, introduced over eight years ago in 2015, marked a new chapter for Leica. While the SL 601 remains impressive even today, it signified a shift for the company and a return to an incomplete past venture. The previous venture, the Leica R, failed to succeed amidst the digital crisis and Leica’s financial troubles before the company was purchased by Andreas Kaufmann and underwent a complete overhaul. Despite yielding incredible results, the Leica R8/R9 DMR wasn’t widely accepted due to the lack of autofocus. In many ways, the Leica SL was introduced to overcome challenges that th ..read more
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Oberwerth Sofort 2 Micro Bag
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by Leica Store San Francisco
1M ago
Oberwerth consistently impresses with their high-quality, aesthetically pleasing products. Not only do we enjoy working with the folks over at Oberwerth, but we also regularly recommend their bags, cases, and straps to customers. Recently, Oberwerth launched a product specifically designed for Leica’s most lovable camera, the Leica Sofort 2. Introducing the Oberwerth Leica Sofort 2 Micro bag, a stylish, compact bag perfectly sized for the Leica Sofort 2 with or without the camera strap. This bag, like all Oberwerth products, is crafted from high-quality leather and materials. It perfectly comp ..read more
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