3 shots with a Leica M9-P

This camera is really amazing, I do really appreciate it and it totally matches my style. But not my wallet, so I have to admit, it’s not mine. It’s Teymur‘s camera, whom I have the pleasure to visit during this long weekend.

I never used a Leica before and still, after 24 hours, I find pretty strange the way to focus and the way to compose the shot with a telemeter. But beside that, this camera is really amazing.

The full frame sensor and the 50mm summilux f1.4 are are so sweet! But let’s dive into the pictures.

Woman smiling at a friend


I was having breakfast in a bar in Cologne, getting ready for a street shooting session when this woman started waving to a friend and I captured the moment. It happened with a very silent whisper: “click”. Yes, this camera is silent and extremely sharp.

Street player


The amazing thing about this camera is that people tend to relax and be available when I point the lens in their direction. Usually they tend to be nervous when I do the same with my DSLR. Even when I’m equipping a small lens like a 20mm or a 28mm.
With the Leica they look totally unaware of the camera and they keep on doing their own business. If they realize I’m taking a portrait they just smile. I’m trying to figure out the reason behind this surprising behavior.

Teymur in the dark


It was not just dark, it was completely dark. So I convinced Teymur to hold a couple of portable micro-softboxes commonly known as iPhone4 and voilà, enough light for this portrait. Amazing result, I have to admit.

Let’s keep on testing the camera for another day and let’s see what comes up, you’ll find all the pictures on my Flickr set. Viel Spass!

Published by Luca Sartoni

I lead a team of engineers across three continents at Automattic. I love hiking, photography, and 3D printers.

3 thoughts on “3 shots with a Leica M9-P

  1. Hey very nice article on the Leica, you made feel like I want to try it my self as well. Congratulation also on your picture, really worth.
    Take care

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