The Beginning of Leica M Ultra-Wide Optics

A unique and rare piece of Leica history is currently available at Leica Store San Francisco and Camera West Stores. This piece is the first ultra wide optic to be fitted for the Leica M system and finds itself among some of the rarest and most desirable Leica lenses...

Elevated & Inovative: A Review of the 75mm APO Summicron-SL

Introduction

 

When Jim Sullivan called me up one evening and asked if I would be interested in assisting him to photograph Dominque Crenn in one of San Francisco most esteemed restaurants I was ecstatic! A few weeks earlier Jim purchased a Leica SL system, leaving his...

4700 Miles With the Leica TL2

I’m not much an of a digital shooter, in fact, I almost exclusively shoot film. When I do shoot digital, it’s mostly for weddings/professional work. When it comes to everyday life, I don’t find my bulky DSLR to be that inspiring or...

Wetzlar Journal “Friends in High Places”

A Story of SF Food & Cocktails

Shot on the Leica SL & 24-90mm

Recently I made the rookie mistake of booking the first flight into SFO. I arrived early to the airport on a Saturday morning only to find out it&rsquo...

Analog & Digital Simple Setup

Sometimes it is hard to keep things simple with all of the great gear on the market today. This is a simple yet elegant setup that features both film and digital and two focal lengths that are going to cover a lot of photographic needs. Of course, this would...

The Leica CL: First Impressions

Introduction

I began using the Leica TL lenses and initial "Leica T" the day it arrived at our store in Rancho Mirage three years ago. At the time I was regularly using the Fujifilm X-T1. That quickly changed as I fell in love with the Leica TL glass. I...

Introducing the Leica 90mm F2.2 Thambar-M

Introducing the 90mm F2.2 Thambar-M. This is a special reintroduction for Leica. The Thambar was originally introduced in the 1930s and was only made in a limited production of 3000 units. 

The Thambar-M holds true to the original counterpart. It will render dreamy bokeh and soft highlights...

On Vacation With The Leica SL Summilux 50mm f/1.4

I received the new SL Summilux 50mm f/1.4 in late December, right before I left for a two week vacation in the Philippines. I’ve used the SL system for the past year to document travel and moments with family, and I was eager to observe how the...

photography Wide Open Workshops

Fine art photographer and director Mark de Paola presents an exclusive one day workshop at Camera West in Walnut Creek on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Leica Store San Francisco Saturday, January 28th, 2017 from 9 am – 4 pm.  Focused on “Photography Wide...

The “0.95 Edition” Noctilux

The Noctilux 0.95 Edition is one of the most unique noctilux lenses ever to roll off Leica's production lines in Wetzlar.  Built to resolve past the capabilities that are known in any other fast primes or even the faculties of human vision, the Noctilux is a legendary benchmark...

Focusing on the Essential: New Products from Leica

Focusing on the Essential

Leica has released several exciting new products, and there are more on the way! Here at Made in Wetzlar we are keeping you up to date with all the new products from Leica, and providing you with the latest information on how you can order...

Wedding Photography with the Leica M Typ 246 Monochrom

Let me just preface this post by thanking Matthew David Studio for bringing me to enjoy their work alongside them. I thoroughly enjoy shooting weddings, and without you, I would be missing out on something that I truly enjoy. 

In all honesty, I am not as...

Filming with the Leica SL & Summicron-C Lenses

A few weeks ago CW Sonderoptic sent me a couple of their infamous, and exquisite Summicron-C lenses to take out for a spin on the new Leica SL. But wait, Cine Lenses on the Leica SL? Yes, you read that right. Sonderoptic has done an excellent job at engineering...

Traveling Through Italy with the Leica T System

Many of you know me as the representative for Leica Camera in Northern California, and I have access to all of Leica's photo gear. This can be a problem when choosing what camera and lenses I should use.

December seventeenth I boarded a flight to Rome....