Monday, October 22, 2012

Friday's Night Catch

Leica M2 has become my #1 camera for night work. Tried: Leica IIIf, Nikon F5, Nikon S, Contax name it. M2 is a clear winner. The lenses are 35mm and 28mm (this is 28mm).





  1. So, what is it about the M2 that trumps the F5? I actually have both, and used the M2 with a wide (15mm) lens at f/22 and shutter stuck at 1/2 second and hand actuated flash to act as the actual shutter. I got the F5 to do things the 'right' way, with its sophisticated metering and good autofocus. I'm drying my first rolls of HP5+ with it right now, so I sat down to google the camera and came across your blog. Cool stuff, could you elaborate why you would like the M2 or F5 over one or the other?

    1. I shoot in available light at night, ISO from 3200 to 12500, M2 is smaller than F5, and very quiet. It is also less shaky. F5 is big heavy beast. The lens I now use on M2 is 35mm f/2 Zeiss.
      Bessa R3M is another fine camera for night work, sometimes I use it instead of M2. Easier to load.