I've been learning my way around a Leica M-P Typ 240 that I just received last week from Ken Hansen in NYC. I've been so busy at work, all I've had time to do is skim through the manual, charge the battery and hold the camera in my hands. This afternoon, I finally had some time to pop on my 35/2 Summicron and take a little walk to the beach. I didn't fiddle with much, just left everything on the factory default settings. It was a nice day.
After working my way through most of the Leica film bodies: M2, M3, M4, M6TTL and MP, I've settled on the Leica M7. I think I can safely say that I have finally found my personal favorite film Leica in the M7. I'll be writing more about the M7 here soon and why, after shooting all of these legendary M body Leicas, the M7 was the one I liked best.
Likewise, on the digital front, I've owned the M8 and M9-P. The "something missing for me" in those two cameras I have finally found in the M-P Typ 240. Of course, I'm only one day and a few shots in. :-)
Upcoming very soon:
- My thoughts on the Leica M7
- Why, after lots of research, I chose the Leica M-P Typ 240 for my only digital camera
- The most unique and amazing Leica dealer on the planet