The ErickPHOTO Red Camera Strap

I’ve waited impatiently for this strap to be finished, finally have it available for purchase. It’s made of full grain leather, soft and strongly reinforced with lateral stitching. Goes perfectly with a Red Leica. It also comes in other colors to match your camera perfectly!   It’s made to order, specifically to your desired length…

Ona Bowery 50/50 Review by ErickPHOTO

Ona has another gorgeous vintage looking Bowery shoulder bag. This one combines leather and canvas or 50/50 like they call it. Perfect for the Leica system. The 50/50 Bowery re-imagines ONA’s most popular camera bag in both full-grain leather and premium water-resistant waxed canvas. Featuring five exterior pockets and an interior padded with closed-cell foam,…

Leica M9-P Sensor Corrosion? Also affected M9, Monochrome M

Comparing dust on a Leica M 240 and M9-P I believe the halo around the dark spots means that it is corrosion while a regular dark spot is simply dust. Click on the thumbnail below to see an enlargement. Even though the dots are very visible here, they are practically hard to distinguish in every…

Ona Hudson Backpack and Bowery 50/50 review Part 02 by ErickPHOTO

Part One of the review can be found here: Ona Hudson Review 01 Originally I bought this backpack to pair it with a nice tie and do higher profile events but since purchased, I’ve been taking it everywhere! is with me on day trips into the mountains. It’s a backpack that begs to be with…

Sports photography and strobes with a Leica M

How much flash wattage do you need to over-power the sun in your photographs? The answer is based on distance. How far will your subject stand from the flash? The distance will dictate how much power you need from your strobe or speed light. At noon when the sun is right over you and not…

Why do I prefer to use a Leica rangefinder over a DSLR? by ErickPHOTO

I like the simplicity in my hands, focus distance and shutter speed.  The light sensitivity (ISO) is secondary and everything else is tertiary. I relax myself when taking photographs just for me, all distractions go away and I concentrate on what’s in my rangefinder patch. Looking for symmetry, looking for chaos or something shiny. Does…

Leica red dot replacement on lenses?

The red dot on lenses is convenient for loading lenses quickly just by feel. Using a leica camera doesn’t always mean having to change lenses quickly, is more about having a second body with a different lens on it of maybe go all fancy and carry a third body with another lens. My style of…