A polarizing camera from a polarizing brand for many, but here are five reasons you might want to buy one.
Is there a camera brand that divides opinion faster and more completely than Leica? On the one hand they have a cult following and a small army of loyal fans and collectors. On the other, they have many opponents waging war on specs and prices. I do my best to walk the line between the two, but of late, I find myself more and more attracted to their cameras and lenses.
One photographer and YouTuber who contributes to this yearning which puts my wallet in serious jeopardy, is Mattias Burling. His photography is often performed with Leica cameras and the vintage, film feel to his style is enjoyable in the digital era.
The Leica M-D Typ 262 was released in 2016 and is already rather difficult to find. With its excellent dynamic range, beautiful colors, and compact design, it won a lot of fans, but perhaps not enough. Nevertheless, if you can track down a copy, they sell for around $5,000 second-hand, so as fun as they seem to be to shoot with, they’re a major investment for most.
Have you used the Leica M-D Typ 262? Would you recommend it?