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Light-tight Box My Ass!

A camera is most decidedly not just a light-tight box to hold the film. This one isn’t anyway.

[caption id=“attachment_153” align=“alignnone” width=“1024”] Leica M4 with Gordy’s strap[/caption]

This is my new Leica M4. It was built in 1966 and looks practically new. You camera nerds might notice that it has been customized with the much cooler M3-style levers. I love everything about this camera. It’s small, built like a tank, and every single thing it does it does with buttery-smoothness. You’ve gotta love buttery-smoothness.

I’m getting used to shooting without a built in meter, which is challenging. One thing I’ve noticed is that I no longer meter every shot. Just once per situation and from then on I just fire away. Gives me goosebumps.