Wednesday, February 22, 2012

LEICA IN THE DIGITAL AGE


Leica has definitely become a major player in the field of digital photography, not so much in terms of market share, but in terms of quality and performance.  This is one of the reasons for the late success of the company.  Unlike just a few years ago, the Leica balance sheets are quite healthy.

But this blog is not just a reflection of the current Leica Camera company.  It is our full intention to be of interest to all Leica owners.  For that reason we will reflect on older Leica models and have extensive information on photography with film as well.  We will have comparisons of film v. digital in many of the upcoming articles.  However, this is not meant as a discussion of ‘which is better – film or digital’?  After all, ultimately we are using our Leicas to take photographs.  The end result is always a picture and the camera is the tool to enable us to do so.  Digital or film ultimately are just two different means to record the image.  This blog will reflect all of that.

1 comment:

  1. The Leica and cameras and photography in general certainly offer a lot of topics for discussion. But we must not forget the ultimate purpose of why we have cameras; to take pictures. For that reason I would like to start a weekly (or possibly daily) gallery of photographs. But I don’t want this to be a showcase for just my own work; to the contrary, I would like to encourage everyone to submit photographs for display on this blog. The copyright to the photographs will remain with the photographer and no pictures will ever be used for any other purpose unless permission is given by the copyright holder.
    No registration for this site is necessary. Just email any of the photographs to either of my email addresses at:

    info@gmpphoto.com or gmpphotography@msn.com

    If possible, please include the make and model of the camera (any camera, not just Leica) and any other information you deem important.

    It is my hope that this may become one of the most sought after topics of this blog.

    Thank you,

    Heinz Richter

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