First set of shots with the Leica M-D. It’s essentially a digital leica M without an LCD screen. Using the M-D mimics the experience of using a Leica film camera – a decluttered shooting experience…with only the most essential controls (aperture, shutter speed, ISO).

Obviously, the big downside is not being able to review your shots – so no mid-shoot optimization possible. The upside is that you’re just focused on your subject. Constant reviewing of your shots (chimping) is a surefire way to break the rhythm of a shoot and disconnect from your subject.

With the M-D, like film, everything just flows. It’s also a great joy to “discover” what you’ve captured only after you’ve digitally developed your shots.

The Leica M-D is an odd beast, but I’m a fan.

Sample images:

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