Shared: The new Leica M-A (Typ 127)
Matthew Osborne Photography
Here is a link to Leica’s latest camera, the Leica M-A (Typ 127) film camera on the PetaPixel.com webpage. I think it is great that Leica continues to support and believes in film photography. I 100% agree with the purest Leica mentality. Film cameras without batteries shot using available light is to me the purest form of photography. Unlike digital photography, when shooting film I think twice or maybe three times before I press the shutter. That gives me time to recompose, assess the situation better and decide is the photo actually a keeper. If not I take my finger off the shutter and move on.
Am I tempted by the Leica M-A?
Not really. It looks almost the same as my 1950’s Leica M2 35mm film camera that is slimmer than my Leica M9. Yes there are some differences but the only option to me that would improve a Leica film camera is increase the flash sync speed to something more useful such as 1/180. For this reason the Voigtlander Bessa R3A is better than my M2 for strobist 35mm film photography.
I promise I will have some new Leica M2 film photos coming soon! I now have more Rodinal (R09) for black and white film developing so just need to finish my wedding editing and then I can ‘play’! 🙂