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.

February 2017 – Monochrome A Day

February brought NFL Super Bowl, friends, snow, college sports, buildings & an abandoned house along with many more images.

I’m interested in hearing how you like my monochrome project, please comment below.

If you would like to follow my monochrome project, follow me on Twitter or Instagram where I post images more regularly @scotthuckphoto.

 

December – Monochrome A Day

December was a fun month for shooting an image a day, let alone a monochrome image a day.  I am completely fascinated with shooting in monochrome, seeing all the tones from white to black. That is why I continue this project with such enthusiasm.

Please like and comment, I’m interested in hearing what people think.

January – Monochrome A Day

January’s photo a day. Keeping it going. … follow me on Instagram @scotthuckphoto