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Thorsten Overgaard by Ray Kachatorian. Hasselblad with 80mm and Phase One P45 CCD back.
   
 
     
   

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Leica M10 in the rain

By: Thorsten Overgaard. September 5, 2017.

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Let's talk about the weather. People often ask about weather sealing, and my answer is that I have taken my Leica's out in rain, sand storm and snow, and they've always survived. More or less.

In other words, the question is not if the camera can deal with the rain, but if you as the photographer can. Hence, I made this article on how to make art out of bad weather, and the importance to take chances.

(Warning: Also, this article is an account of camera abuse of different Leica camera models).

 

 

         
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Being smart with the Leica M10, maybe wasn't that smart

Recently I decided to drench my Leica M10 in water. Photographer Ray Kachatorian in Los Angeles and I had talked about for some time that I should come by his studio for some portraits. Besides traveling the world photographing, he has his portrait project where he invites people to his studio and does their portraits. You can follow his adventures on his @ray_kachatorian Instagram.

I had recently bought an oilskin hat in New York when it had been raining really badly. You can't really use an umbrella in the rain when you are photographing (more on that, later), but a large hat was a good idea. And it worked, too.

Amongst other things, I brought that hat with the idea to recreate the day I had walked in New York in pouring rain. Ray wasn't that happy about the idea of water and cameras, he looked like he suffered physical pain from the idea. But he eventually played along and we filled a large water bottle with water and then we went on with the project.

It was fun, and got very wet from top to bottom, inside and out, as we made several attempts. As I had stated, the camera could handle it. It's a Leica, after all.

 

         
  How to dry a wet camera  
         
  1. Put the camera in a box with (unopened) fresh rice and wrap the box so it is sealed. The camera is covered in rice.   2. I left the box for almost 24 hours on a table inside, then I put it out in the sun for a couple of hours to warm up the process.  
  1. Put the camera in a box with (unopened) fresh rice and wrap the box so it is sealed. The camera is covered in rice.   2. I left the box for almost 24 hours on a table inside, then I put it out in the sun for a couple of hours to warm up the process.  
         
  3. When the box was "steaming of humidity" inside it, I took out the camera.   4. I opened the camera as much as possible and left it in the warm sun for the last himidity to boil off..  
  3. When the box was "steaming of humidity" inside it, I took out the camera.   4. I opened the camera as much as possible and left it in the warm sun for the last humidity to boil off..  
         

 

How to dry a wet Leica M10

A day later I picked up the Leica M10 from the table and went outside. When I had come home from Ray, I had wiped the camera on the outside, like I would if I had been in rain or snow, and then I had taken out the battery and left it on the table without bottom plate. To let eventual dampness get out.

I took a few photos, and as expected the Leica M10 worked flawlessly. But then after a few photos, the shutter wouldn't work properly. I took off the lens, and then I could see that there was actually quite some frightening large water drops on the sensor which was visible as the shutter was stuck. To be frank, it looked as if the inside of the camera was full of water.

Having never been a boy scout, I got help from the maid who provided me with a large box of fresh rice, and then she wrapped the whole thing in plastic. The idea is that the rice will suck up humidity, and if you don't isolate the rice from the environment, it will suck up the humidity in the air as well.

I left it like that the rest of the day and night, and next morning I put the whole box outside in the sunshine as I thought some heat would help the process.

A couple of hours later the box was all wet inside, the humidity was standing on all sides of it. I opened it and the rice was quite wet, whereas the camera was quite dry and warm to touch.

I could still see a little bit of fog inside the viewfinder, so I took off everything and left the camera as open as possible in the sun, and then I waited a couple of hours again.


The final stage of saving my Leica M10: Leaving it all open in the hot sun. I could follow how the viewfinder showed a little moist, then more, and then finally it had all left the camera.
The final stage of saving my Leica M10: Leaving it all open in the hot sun. I could follow how the viewfinder showed a little moist, then more, and then finally it had all left the camera.

 

A Leica never dies

I told you. Of course, a Leica can get wet and keep working. I put on a lens, inserted a battery and it was fine. The sensor needed a cleaning though.

I'll admit I had my doubts a few times if this would be the case this time. I had engaged in it in the spirit of play, to hell with it if something really happened, and apart from worrying how I could get another camera if this one failed, I thought it was quite a fun thing to do.

And I got a great photo from it.

 


Thorsten Overgaard by Ray Kachatorian. Hasselblad with 80mm and Phase One P45 CCD back.

 

The Noctilux was fine

Leica never specified that their Leica M lenses are weather sealed. Technically they aren't, but they are so tight in tolerances that they effectively keep out sand, water and snow.

I've seen (or heard would be a better word in this case) Leica R lenses that had gotten sand in the focusing mechanism after sand storms in the Middle East. Where London has a fog hanging over the city, they have sand hanging in the air almost every night. It just gets in everywhere and while it is not pleasant to listen to the sand grinding inside the lens when you focus, it doesn't affect the pictures.

 


I've been at it before. When in Bali with my Leica SL, I decided to test the weather sealing of the Leica SL and the lenses. I wouldn't do this with a Leica M lens, but the Leica SL lenses are perfectly sealed for rain and sand.
I've been at it before. When in Bali with my Leica SL, I decided to test the weather sealing of the Leica SL and the lenses. I wouldn't do this with a Leica M lens, but the Leica SL lenses are perfectly sealed for rain and sand.

 

I have never experienced a Leica M lens with water or humidity inside it, except one time in London. A 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 lens (not mine) had gotten some humidity inside it and was blocked by fog. What do you do? Well, you can't really do anything but wait till it's gotten out again. In this case, it took a full day standing on a table inside to evaporate from inside the lens. It's hard for it to get in, and evidently also very hard for it to get out.


7 AM in Tokyo. I just had to get out in the rain and capture the mood and the reflections of light outside Imperial Hotel. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95. © 2015-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.
7 AM in Tokyo. I just had to get out in the rain and capture the mood and the reflections of light outside Imperial Hotel. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95. © 2015-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.

Let it snow

I generally like bad weather for photography. It sharpens your senses and raises the bar.

Leica SL in the snow during the New York blizzard in 2016.
Leica SL in the snow during the New York blizzard in 2016.

 

When there was a snow storm in New York in 2016, I went out in the middle of the night to catch the first chaos, and again the following days to get more of it. You can't photograph a snowstorm without getting into it.

I've been fortunate to experience the 2010 and the 2016 blizzards in New York first hand, and it's been equally rewarding each time.

 

The New York blizzard, December 2010. Leica M9 with Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 II.© 2010-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.
The New York blizzard, December 2010. Leica M9 with Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 II.© 2010-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Mother and son exploring a New York covered in show after the "Snowzilla" in 2016. Leica SL with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0. © 2016-2017 Thorsten von Overgaard.
Mother and son exploring a New York covered in snow after the "Snowzilla" in 2016. Leica SL with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0. © 2016-2017 Thorsten von Overgaard.

 

 

Courage

I never feared to ruin a camera, and I never feared to get one stolen. Most likely that is why it never happened to me.

If you have considerations that you carry an expensive camera and that someone might steal it? Get rid of them - I use it normally - most people don't know anyway.

You are afraid that you migth damage the camera? It's possibl, I drop mine on the floor "all the time". But Leica M cameras and lenses are hand-made, and as such they can be repaired with new spare parts, not in some xotic repair facility, but in the factory that assemled them in the first place. It's not even expensive (in the view of someone who can afford a $7,000 camera and a $4,000 lens). I've had front lenses replaced at prices from $250 to $550 after they had been hit and scratched. I've had the front tubes and lens shades of Leica lenses replaced (after I dropped them on the floor) for $50 to $200. My Noctilux has been repaired four times and my precious 35-70mm Leica R Zoom (the rare one that cost $12,000) had the front replaced twice.

If I had kept them safe, nothing of this would have happened. With nothing, I refer to both the repairs and the pictures I made.

 

My precious Leica M9 showing some usage. This one had the bottom plate and part of the body replaced. So far it has taken 140,000 pictures.
My precious Leica M9 showing some usage. This one had the bottom plate and part of the body replaced. So far it has taken 140,000 pictures.

 

 

Rain is photography weather

It's fairly annoying when it rains, but it can make some great photographs. I wouldn't bring an umbrella, unless I had a plan for how to use it. For one particular photo, for example. You need both your hands for photography, and you need to be able to move with speed.

 

The Leica Digilux 2 in action with Alexandra on 5th Avenue in New York. Leica M10 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95. © 2017 Thorsten Overgaard.
The Leica Digilux 2 in action with Alexandra on 5th Avenue in New York. We might not have felt lucky during the seven hours we walked the city in pouring rain, but it's refreshing to think back on. Leica M10 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95. © 2017 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Walking in the rain in a city, you can often find shelter for the worst rain, and dress for the rest. A jacket that can hold out the most of the wetness, and eventually a hat made for rain.

I'll have a microfiber cloth or something similar I can use to dry off the camera from time to time, and I'll have the camera on the side with my arm resting over it when I don't use it. It works pretty well.

 

While everybody else was waiting the rain out in a doorway, Salvatore found a way to get the picture he wanted. Leica M10 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95. © 2017 Thorsten Overgaard
While everybody else was waiting the rain out in a doorway, Salvatore found a way to get the picture he wanted. Leica M10 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95. © 2017 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Umbrellas are not very practical, in my opinion. Leica M10 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95. © 2017 Thorsten Overgaard.
Umbrellas are not very practical, in my opinion. Leica M10 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95. © 2017 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Rain and light

When we photograph, we write with light. As all shapes, textures and colors are the result of reflections of light, something really extraordinary interesting happens when it rains.

There is a reason most film sets drench the streets and roads with water before they film. It increases contrast and makes the scene look alive.

 

London in the rain. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 II. © 2016-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.
London in the rain. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 II. © 2016-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Also, rain causes some chaos, or at least different scenes and possibilities. In Shanghai, traffic breaks down when it rains. In Los Angeles, a little rain results in the chaos that a snow storm with 6 feet of snow in Norway would. In all places, people behave differently when it rains.

 

A really wet evening in Florida. If you want the photo, you have to get out there in the rain yourself. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0. © 2013-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.
A really wet evening in Florida. If you want the photo, you have to get out there in the rain yourself. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0. © 2013-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

 

How to photograph rain?

If one notices, it's not easy to photograph falling rain, even when it is raining heavily. You may see a few drops around the headlights and such, but in the overall you only see rain in pictures if you put strong light behind so the scene gets backlit, and shoot at very slow shutter speed so you get lines of rain. And even that usually doesn't show the rain you experienced.

The point is that you use reflections of wet surfaces to show that it rains, or that it's wet.

 

My beautiful daughter Robn Isabella outside her school in Denmark. Leica M9 with Leiac 90mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0. © 2012-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.
My beautiful daughter Robin Isabella outside her school in Denmark. Leica M9 with Leica 90mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0. © 2012-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Lots of dramatic light behind the scene will create contrast and reflections. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95. © 2016-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.
Lots of dramatic light behind the scene will create contrast and reflections. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95. © 2016-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

 
 

 

 

 

Communicate rain

To communicate rain and wetness in a photograph, you usually have to go down and photograph from a low level to capture the reflections. I will also usually try to shoot against the light to get more dramatic reflections, high contrast and edge light.

 

Paris in the rain, April, 2013. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95. © 2013-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.
Paris in the rain, April 2013. You see the reflections but not the actual rain. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95. © 2013-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Colors and rain

It's given that after a really good amount of rain - thunder preferably - the light and colors will look amazing. My favorite light is when the light comes from "a large panorama window from the side", and after thunder the sky is dark, with the light coming from the horizon.

Aruba where it rains every afternoon like a clockwork. Very nice colors and reflections afterwards. Leica M9 with Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 II. © 2009-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.
Aruba where it rains every afternoon like clockwork. Very nice colors and reflections afterwards. Leica M9 with Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 II. © 2009-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

In Amsterdam they do bike rides in the rain. As you can tell it's fun. Leica M10 with Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 FLE. © 2017 Thorsten Overgaard.
In Amsterdam, they do bike rides in the rain. As you can tell it's fun. Leica M10 with Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 FLE. © 2017 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

       
 

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A little rain is not the end of the world

Next time it rains, take your camera and get out and about. It's fun, and you will get unusual pictures. The camera will get wet, but it will get dry again.

 

The latest Paris fashion is to dress the staues in plastic. Leica M10 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95. © 2017 Thorsten Overgaard.
The latest Paris fashion is to dress the statues in plastic. Leica M10 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f0.95. © 2017 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

In some placs, rain seems to be the end of the world. Leica M10 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f0.95. © 2017 Thorsten Overgaard.
In some places, rain seems to be the end of the world. It's pathetic. Leica M10 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f0.95. © 2017 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Leica M9 in the rain

When I was using the Leica M9 back in 2011, I had an one hour long photo session in London where it was really raining. It was part of the model shoot that there was rain, so there was a point be be in the rain with the camrea. But it was more of an Italian heavy rain than the normal London rain.

That caused the shutter release to be sticky for two days. The shutter release would work, then not work. For the next two days I just had to expect that the camera would take oictures only half the time I pressed the shutter (so I pressed to twice as many times than normally).

After those two days, it was back to normal. I've been told Nikon's will have the same, and the shutter release on the Leica M9 was the same model as the Nikon. The Leica M10 is a different model of shutter release.

 

Leica film cameras in the rain

I rememeber once - also in London of course! - where I had to photogrpah in heavy rain for about an hour. Back then in 2006 I was using a film Leica R8, a film Leica M4 and a Panasonic DMC-L1 (the sister camera to Leica Digilux 2). Everything went fine, and I was out and about for several hours after this event. Where the film cameras were fine, the Panasonic DMC-L1 never woke up again after a night in the photo bag.

Whether it was the rain, or the saulty sensor, I will never know. Panasonic replaced the sensor under the warranty program, and then the camera worked again (the Leica Digilux 2 and Panasonic DMC-L1 both used faulty Sony sensors that would go black, and a replacement program was in place for year where Sony paid for free replacement of sensors that caused the camera's to go black).

 

Another rainy day in Paris. Leica M 246 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0. © 2014-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.
Another rainy day in Paris. Leica M 246 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0. © 2014-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Which Leica M to get?

I won't get into that in this article. But here is an overview of the different models. Currently Leica Camera AG offers some discounts on Leica M 240 with lenses that might make that camera the choice while Leica M10 is on waiting list.

Model Leica
M8
Leica
M8.2
Leica
M9
Leica
M9-P
M
Typ 240
M-P
Typ 240
M
Typ 262

M-D
262
Leica
M10
EVF No No No No 1.4MP
EVF-2
External
1.4MP
EVF-2
External
No No 2.4 MP Typ 0020 Visoflex with GPS device.
(or 3.7MP
Leica Bizofurex)

Screen
              No  
Start 2006 2008 09/2009 06/2011 03/2013 11/2014 12/2015 05/2016 01/2017
End 2009 2009 2012 2012 - - - - -
MP 10 10 18 18 24 24 24 24 24
Sensor CCD CCD CCD CCD CMOS CMOS CMOS CMOS CMOS
Format 18x27 18x27 24x36 24x36 24x36 24x36 24x36 24x36 24x36
AA filter No No No No No No No No No
Video No No No No Yes Yes No No No
Adapters Leica
screw
mount
Leica
screw
mount
Leica
screw
mount
Leica
screw
mount
Leica R
Nikkor
LeicaCine
Leica
screw mount
Leica R
Nikkor
LeicaCine
Leica
screw mount
Leica screw mount

Leica
screw
mount

Leica R
Nikkor
LeicaCine
Leica
screw mount

Shutterless No No No No No No No No No
Mirrorless Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Live View No No No No Yes Yes No No Yes
WiFi No No No No No No No No Yes
Framelines         LED
White or
Red
LED
White or
Red
LED
White
LED
White
LED
White or
Red
DNG DNG DNG DNG DNG DNG DNG DNG DNG DNG
JPG JPG JPG JPG JPG JPG JPG JPG No JPG
Base ISO 160 160 160 160 200 200 200 200 100
Max ISO 2800 2800 3200 3200 6400 6400 6400 6400 50,000
Processor         Maestro Maestro Maestro Maestro MaestroII
Buffer No No No No No 2GB 1GB 1GB 2GB
Frame selector Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
USB port Yes Yes Yes Yes Extra Extra No No Extra
GPS         Extra
handgrip
Extra
handgrip
No No Extra
(Sits in
the EVF)
Viewfinder     0.68X 0.68X 0.68X 0.68X 0.68X 0.68X 0.73X
Weather sealed No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Weight     580g 600g 680g 680g 580g 680g 647g
Digital color filters for B&W         Built-in Built-in      
Price $US new 4,800 5,995 7,000 8,000 6,595 6,995 5,395 5,995 6,595
Price Pounds 2,990   4,950 5,395         5,600
Price Euro                 6,500

 

 

More articles coming

I hope you enjoyed this first article on the Leica M10. I'm preparing quite a few more. As always, feel free to mail me questions, suggestions and ideas to thorsten@overgaard.dk

 

     
 

To be continued ...

<-- Previously: "Leica M10 : The Force Awakens"

 
     

 

 

 

Leica M 10 Forums:

L-Camera-Forum. Also known as Leica User Forum.
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Leica M 10 Reviews:

The "Viewfinder" issue contains user report by Jono Slack, interview on the Leica M10 with Leica Camera AG Global Manager Stefan Daniel and Leica M10 Product Manager Jesko Oeynhausen, and more. Sign up for a print membership or digital membership at lhsa.org (Leica Historial Society International).
The "Viewfinder" issue contains user report by Jono Slack, interview on the Leica M10 with Leica Camera AG Global Manager Stefan Daniel and Leica M10 Product Manager Jesko Oeynhausen, and more. Sign up for a print membership or digital membership at lhsa.org (Leica Historial Society International).

 

Enche Tjin: "Interview with Stefan Daniel and Jesko Neuhausen on M10" (as of January 29, 2017)
Sean Reid: "Black & White Comparison of Leica M10, M240 and M246"
(as of January 28, 2017)
Sean Reid: "Color Studio Comparison Tests of Leica M10, M240 and SL"
(as of January 22, 2017)
Chromasoft: "Leica M10 raw file (DNG) analysis"
(as on January 21, 2017)
Erwin Puts: "Leica M10, 2,000 hours"
(as of January 20, 2017)
Steve Huff: "Leica M10 higher ISO tests vs Sony A7RII, Leica SL"
(as of January 20,2017)
Jonathan Slack: User Report Leica M10
(at L-User-Forum as of January 18, 2017)
Jonathan Slack: User Report Leica M10 (at LHSA as of January 18, 2017)
Steve Huff: The Leica M10 is Here!
(as of January 19, 2017)
RedDotForum.com
(as of January 18, 2017)
Sean Reid: Reidreviews
(as of January 18, 2017)
DP Review: The M U want: Leica M10 First Impressions Review and Samples (as of January 18, 2017)
DP Review: Leica Boss: Hands-on with new Leica M10 (as of January 18, 2017)
Thephoblographer.com: Review of M 10 (as of January 18, 2017)
Mirorless Comparison: "The 10 Main Differences Between the Leica M10 and M240" (Jan 18, 2017)
Amateur Photographer: Leica M 10 Hands On First Look (as of January 18, 2017)
INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS: Leica M10 (as of January 18, 2017)
Techcrunch Stefan Etienne: "Leica M10 more artisan than professional" (as of Feb 6, 2017)
Street Silhouettes: "An Inquiry into Digital versus Film - The M10 vs M9 vs M6" (March 2017)
John Barbiaux: "Street Photographers Review of Leica M10" (as of July 3, 2017)


Leica M 10 Video Reviews:

The Phoblographer: Stafan Daniel talks about the Leica M 10 (as of January 18, 2017)
Amateur Photographer: Leica M 10 Hands On First Look (as of January 18, 2017)
Steve Huff: The Leica M10 video review (as of January 19, 2017)
DP Review: "Leica M 10 Hands On" (as of January 19, 2017)
Matt Stuart - "Exploring Brussels with the Leica M 10" (as of January 19, 2017)
Kai W: "Leica M10 Hands-on Preview" (as of January 19, 2017)
Matt Granger: Leica M10 (as of January 19, 2017)
Red35 Photography: "The Leica M10" (as of February 1, 2017)
The Verge: "Leica M10 Review" (as of February 17, 2017)
Thorsten von Overgaard/Magic of Light Television: "Leica M10 Introduction Review PART 1":


 

Leica M 10 Live Blogging:

David Farkas of Leica Store Miami is on site, provied up-to-the-minute coveraeg from Wetzlar, Germany. You can follow him on twitter at http://twitter.com/reddotforum and on facebook.com/reddotforum. After the event, he provided a re-cap with more details at www.reddotforum.com.

 

Leica M 10 Rumors:

LeicaRumors: "New Leica M 10 in 24 hours" (as of January 17, 2017)
Steve Huff: A New Leica M Coming Soon..?"
(as of January 17, 2017)
Leica M10 Rumors: The Big Recap
(LeicaRumors as of January 11, 2017)
LeicaRumors: One more picture of the Leica M10 in black (as of January 11, 2017)
LeicaRumors: "New picture of the entire back of the Leica M10 camera" (as of January 11, 2017).
LeicaRumors: "New leaked picture shows the buttons on the back of the Leica M10 camera"
LeicaRumors: "Another picture of the Leica M10 camera" (as of January 10, 2017)
LeicaRumors: "Leica M10 camera to be announced on January 18th, 2017" (as of Dec 8, 2016)

 

 

 

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Index of Thorsten von Overgaard's user review pages covering Leica M9, Leica M9-P, M-E, Leica M10,
Leica M 240, Leica M-D 262, Leica M Monochrom, M 246 as well as Leica Q and Leica SL:

Leica M9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 M9-P   Links
Leica M10
V 1   3                                  
Leica M 240
P 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44         What if?
Leica M-D 262 1 2                        
Leica Monochrom 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
A
29
B
29
C
29
D
               
Leica Q 1         Leica TL2: 1 2              
Leica SL 1 2 3 4 5                               Books

 

 
 

 

 

   
   

 

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leica.overgaard.dk
Thorsten Overgaard's Leica Article Index
Leica M cameras:   Leica S:
Leica M10   Leica S1 digital scan camera
Leica M Type 240 and M-P Typ240   Leica S2 digital medium format
Leica M-D Typ 262 and Leica M60   Leica S digital medium format
Leica M Monochrom Typ246 digital rangefinder    
Leica M Monochrom MM digital rangefinder   Leica Cine Lenses:
Leica M9 and Leica M-E digital rangefinder   Leica Cine lenses from CW Sonderoptic
Leica M9-Professional digital rangefinder    
Leica M4 35mm film rangefinder    
Leica M lenses:   Leica SLR cameras:
Leica 21mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4   Leica SL 2015 Type 601 mirrorless fullframe
Leica 21mm Leica Super-Elmar-M ASPH f/3.4   Leica R8/R9/DMR film & digital 35mm dSLR cameras
Leica 21mm Super-Angulon-M f/3.4   Leica R10 [cancelled]
Leica 28mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4   Leica R4 35mm film SLR
Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH FLE f/1.4 and f/1.4 AA   Leica R3 electronic 35mm film SLR
Leica 35mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leicaflex SL/SL mot 35mm film SLR
Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95    
Leica 50mm Noctilux-M f/1.0 and f/1.2   Leica R lenses:
Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f//1.4   Leica 19mm Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leica 35mm Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leitz 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 "rigid" Series II   Leica 50mm Summicron-R f/2.0
Leica 75mm Summilux-M f/1.4   Leica 60mm Macro-Elmarit f/2.8
Leica 75mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leica 80mm Summilux-F f/1.4
Leica 90mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leica 90mm Summicron-R f/2.0
Leica 90mm Summarit-M f/2.5   Leica 180mm R lenses
Leica 90mm Elmarit f/2.8   Leica 400mm Telyt-R f/6.8
Leitz 90mm Thambar f/2.2   Leica 35-70mm Vario-Elmarit-R f/2.8
    Leica 35-70mm Vario-Elmarit-R f/4.0
     
History and overview:   Small Leica cameras:
Leica History   Leica Q full-frame mirrorless
Leica Definitions   Leica Digilux 2 vintage digital rangefinder
Leica Lens Compendium   Leica Digilux 1
Leica Camera Compendium   Leica X
The Solms factory and Leica Wetzlar Campus   Leica Sofort instant camera
    Leica Minilux 35mm film camera
    Leica CM 35mm film camera
     
Photography Knowledge   Thorsten Overgaard books and education:
Calibrating computer screen for photographers   Thorsten Overgaard Masterclasses & Workshops
Quality of Light   Overgaard Lightroom Survival Kit for Lightroom CC/6
Lightmeters   "Finding the Magic of Light" eBook (English)
Color meters for accurate colors (White Balance)   "Die Magie des Lichts Finden" eBook (German)
White Balance & WhiBal   "Composition in Photography" eBook
Film in Digital Age   "The Moment of Impact in Photography" eBook
Dodge and Burn   "Freedom of Photographic Expression" eBook
All You Need is Love    
How to shoot Rock'n'Roll   "After the Tsunami" Free eBook
X-Rite   The Overgaard New Inspiration Extension Course I
The Origin of Photography   The Overgaard Photography Extension Course
Case in Point    
The Good Stuff  
Hasselblad/Imacon Flextight 35mm and 6x6 scanner   "Magic of Light" Television Channel
Leica OSX folder icons   Thorsten von Overgaard YouTube Channel
   
Leica Photographers:  
Jan Grarup   Riccis Valladares
Henri Cartier-Bresson   Christopher Tribble
Birgit Krippner   Martin Munkácsi
John Botte   Jose Galhoz
 
Douglas Herr    
Vivian Maier  
Morten Albek    
Byron Prukston    
     
The Story Behind That Picture:   Thorsten Overgaard on Instagram
More than 100 articles by Thorsten Overgaard   Join the Thorsten Overgaard Mailing List
Thorsten Overgaard Workshop Schedule   Thorsten Overgaard on Twitter
    Thorsten Overgaard on Facebook
Leica Forums and Blogs:    
Leica M10 / M240 / M246 User Forum on Facebook   Heinz Richter's Leica Barnack Berek Blog
The Leica User Forum   Leica Camera AG
Steve Huff Photos (reviews)   Leica Fotopark
Erwin Puts (reviews)   The Leica Pool on Flickr
LeicaRumors.com (blog)   Eric Kim (blog)
Luminous Landscape (reviews)   Adam Marelli (blog)
Sean Reid Review (reviews)   Jono Slack
Ken Rockwell (reviews)   Shoot Tokyo (blog)
John Thawley (blog)   Ming Thein (blog)
  I-Shot-It photo competition
 
 
The Von Overgaard Gallery Store:    
Hardware for Photography   Von Overgaard Ventilated lens shades:
Software for Photography   Ventilated Shade for Current 35mm Summilux FLE
Signed Prints   Ventilated Shade for older Leica 35mm/1.4 lenses
Mega Size Signed Prints   Ventilated Shade for Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH
Mega Size Signed Limited Prints   Ventilated Shade E43 for older 50mm Summilux
Medium Size Signed Limited Prints   Ventilated Shade for 35mm Summicron-M ASPH
Small Size Signed Limited Prints   Ventilated Shade for older 35mm/f2 lenses
Commisioning Thorsten Overgaard Worldwide   Ventilated Shade for 50mm Summicron lenses
Thorsten Overgaard Archive Licencing   Ventilated Shade for Leica 28mm Summilux
Vintage Prints   Ventilated Shade for current 28mm Elmarti-M
Photography Books by Thorsten Overgaard   Ventilated Shade for older 28mm Elmarti-M
Home School Photography Extension Courses   Ventilated Shade for 75mm Summicron (coming)
Overgaard Workshops & Masterclasses   ventilated Shade E55 for 90mm Summicron
Artists Nights   Ventilated Shade for 28mm Summaron
    Ventilated Shade for 24mm Elmarit
Gallery Store Specials   Ventilated ShadeE60 for 50mm Noctilux and 75/1.4
 

 

Above: Thorsten Overgaard by Ray Kachatorian. Hasselblad with 80mm and Phase One P45 CCD back.

 

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Thorsten von Overgaard by Mort O'Sullivan (Milano, May 2017)

Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish writer and photographer, specializing in portrait photography and documentary photography, known for writings about photography and as an educator. Some photos are available as signed editions via galleries or online. For specific photography needs, contact Thorsten Overgaard via e-mail.

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Leica Definitions
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"Photographer For Sale"
Leica Lens Compendium
Leica Camera Compendium
Leica 21mm Super-Elmar-M ASPH f/3.4
Leica 21mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4

Leica 28mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4
Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4
Leica 35mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0
Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95
Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M f/2.0
Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0
Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4
Leica 75mm Summilux-M f/1.4
Leica 90mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0
Leica 35-70mm Vario-Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leica Cine lenses from CW Sonderoptic
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