Perhaps no camera system is more iconic and more polarizing than the Leica M system. While some see it as an overly extravagant status symbol for wealthy people, others absolutely swear by both the experience it offers and the images it produces. So, who is the system really for? This fantastic video review features one photographer sharing his thoughts after four years of using Leica M cameras and lenses.
Coming to you from Justin Mott, this interesting video review discusses his thoughts after four years with the Leica M system. No doubt, the M system is very polarizing, but it also features some of the most fiercely loyal users of any camera brand. Many appreciate the rangefinder, both because it keeps you connected to the scene and because it allows you to see outside the frame through the viewfinder, making it ideal for genres like street photography, where being able to anticipate action is critical. And, of course, there are the images, which have the famous "Leica look." I have to admit I have always been envious of that look, and I bought an old Leica lens to adapt to my Canon cameras for experimentation, and it has been a lot of fun to use. Check out the video above for Mott's full thoughts on the Leica system.