Leica M2 / 12 Cameras 12 Months

12 Cameras 12 Months

It’s been a fun journey so far this round of my 12 Months 12 Cameras project.

I’ve not blog nearly like I was hoping, documenting my journey, but nonetheless, I’ve been shooting away each month with my cameras.

I’ve shot with and have owned a variety of cameras brands over the years, but up until recently I’d never shot with much less held a Leica. It was a little more than a year ago that I acquired a Leica M2. The Leica M2 is a 35mm rangefinder camera with completely all mechanical functions. It’s a fun camera to shoot with. There is a standard Leica Summicron 50mm f/2 lens on the camera.

Leica’s are very unique and well balanced but very simple to use if you know your way around 35mm cameras. There is a little learning curve loading film into the camera, I had to google it and watch a youtube video to load film the first time.

There is no internal light meter in the camera. I generally have my Nikon DSLR or iPhone with me so it’s easy to get the correct exposure on my DSLR and then translate it to my Leica. Years ago I found a really nice light meter for the iPhone APP (Pocket Light Meter) and it seams to be really accurate.  

There was no camera strap with the camera. I did some research on camera straps and decided what I wanted and went to Xenia Shoe and Leather in Xenia and had a camera strap custom made.

I will follow up with some samples after getting images back.

May 2019 – #monochromeaday

Another successful month of shooting a monochrome image a day. Follow me on IG @scotthuckphoto to view my images.

March – 12 Cameras 12 Months

I’ve been delinquent posting on the blog about my camera project. January & February flew by very quickly. I’ll follow up with the Mamiya ZM & the Canonet QL17 G-III.

The Ansco Speedex has been a longtime favorite camera in my collection. There’s several reasons to make it a favorite … the biggest is that the Ansco shoots 120 film, specifically 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 square w 12 images. I like that the camera folds compact for easy storing in a camera bag or jacket pocket. Then finally, the ease of use also makes it a favorite. The Ansco is fully manual with no battery and I do need to use a light meter. I can shoot in nearly any lighting condition even though the shutter speed setting only goes to 1/300th, I can go down to f/32 on the aperture.

It’s such a fun camera to use, I look forward to adding a few examples as soon as I process the film.

April – Monochrome A Day

Slowly catching up on updating my Monochrome A Day photo project.

May, June & July will be posted soon.

Images are so much better than a whole bunch of text.  ENJOY.

March – A Monochrome Day

I am way past due on updating my Monochrome A Day photo project but I’ve not stopped shooting. There’s nothing like shooting in black & white … well actually shooting black & white film is the purest way but I still enjoy shooting on the monochrome setting in the camera.

More to come …


February – A Monochrome Day

February Picture – A – Day … 7 months strong. It has been a change looking though waiting for that right image to document in monochrome. There’s nothing like shooting in black & white.

More to come …

January – A Monochrome Day

January Picture – A – Day. Some days are easier to come up with a shot than other days.  I generally purposefully find a shot to shoot in black & white rather than just take a picture and change it later in Photoshop. Since starting in August, I’m going 6 months strong.