Leica is a brand that caught my attention some 23 years ago with the rangefinder camera M6. I was initially attracted to the history and prestige of the brand and intrigued to see what a Leica would add to my photography, having used a Nikon F4 at the time. Well immediately, I not only enjoyed the smaller size and weight, but the accuracy of it's manual focusing system. Considering I do most of my personal work with 28, 35 and 50mm lenses, the rangefinder system fit my needs perfectly and allowed me to focus more on what's in front of me, than what was in my hands. I started to simplify my photography, looking at the camera as a simple lightbox, and since then the Leica M series has always been in my camera bag. For my professional work I use the new SL System exclusively, and serve as an offficial Leica SL Ambassador for Leica Australia and Leica Thailand.
The Leica SL has been my full time go-to professional workhorse for nearly 2 years since it's release. It's the world's first mirrorless 'professional' camera, and has proven that the mirrorless format is the new powerhouse in the professional camera segment. It has everything I need from a solid magnesium alloy weatherproof body, to a 24MP sensor capable of providing incredible results up to ISO 12,500, and AF speed and accuracy that leaves most of the competition in the dust. On top of all of this, it's Leica's first entry into the full frame professional mirrorless format, and they nailed it first time. Along with some incredible new SL lenses based on medium-format design and quality, the SL has taken 35mm image quality to new heights and bridged the gap between the 35mm and medium formats. I use it on a daily basis and I'm very satisfied with it's performance, especially where I need it most - in low light.
he Leica M is the first Leica M to include major advances in technology since 1954 when the first M camera was produced. Now incorporating video recording, live view and and electronic viewfinder option, the M is now ready to compete with today's mainstream cameras. Although quite new, the M240 has performed brilliantly, bringing 4 key features I needed to the M line: