Have used this lens for years. Adapted to mirrorless…
…and natively with film for years.
Now I have the good fortune to make use of it on digital M.
To say I was pleased with this setup would be an understatement. Had feared that finally using it would be a letdown. Do not meet your heroes and all of that. But I have not had it long and I have already written 5 posts about the Leica M Type 240 and I have not even gotten around to a review yet.
Took it out all day with me for the first time. It will definitely not be my last.
I cannot quite put my finger on it yet but there is something about this whole digital rangefinder thing. If I had to guess the answer has to do with what I like about film rangefinders and digital cameras.
- Film Rangefinders: I “see” differently when using a rangefinder and as a result, I tend to frame shots differently. Different in ways that I always appreciate later. I also tend to take shots that I would not normally take. The “Why this is exactly?” is the part I always have a hard time pinning down. The only limit is the amount of film I have and how many rolls I want to develop.
- Digital Convenience: Unlimited film! Also easy access to much higher ISOs at the spin of a dial.
I believe the answer to my little riddle lies in the combination of these two factors.
Here are the resulting images. Some captures as I went about my business.