Andreas Øverland : Photography

Gear

Summarit-M 75mm f/2.5



This was the first piece of Leica gear I owned. I bought it used, together with a Summarit 35mm f/2.5. After that, I ordered a camera for them , the Leica M Monochrom. I later sold the 35mm, and immediately regretted it because it was after all the lens that made me descide to completely switch from my Canon 1Ds and wonderful set of L-lenses to Leica the Leica M system.

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Leica M Monochrom



My first Leica camera. The black and white only Leica M Monochrom. Combined with the incredibly sharp Leica lenses, the black and white chip in this camera provides the maximum amount of sharpness in a system of this size. Compared with my Canon's it was easy to see the difference.

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Apo-Telyt-M 135mm F/3.4



The M system does not have a lot of long tele photo lenses. In fact, this is the longest "native M" tele photo lens. Only 135mm, but it is sharp and gets the job done. Of course, I sometimes do miss my old long Canon lenses like the insane 200mm f/1.8 or the 300mm f/2.8 with a 2X etender turning it into a beast of an autofocising 600mm. But I still feel the switch from Canon to Leica M was right for me.

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Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH.



This has been a dream lens for a long time, since way before I even considered buying my first Leica lenses. The crazy f-stop f/0.95 simply means that the opening in front, is slightly larger than the optical length of the lens (50mm in this case). The effects of a small number after that f/ are three things: 1) It takes in a lot of light. Hence the name Noctilux which translates to Nightlight. 2) At full aperture, it has a very shallow depth of field, or a very short range of what is in focus in the photo. 3) It is expensive. It is probaly my favourite lens, allthough it is a bit short for portraits.

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Summilux-M 21mm f/1.4 ASPH.



Perfect for both low light indoor situational photography, and for landscapes. Being a pretty wide angle you have to be careful not to place people to close to the edges, as it will distort quite alot. But if you manage that, this is a great lens for people photography, which I find the Leica M system is perticularly great for.

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Leica M10



After only owning a black and white camera for a couple of years, the addition of a bit of color was welcome.

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Summilux-M 21mm f/1.4 ASPH.



This is my latest addition to my lens lineup. It is small and it has that signature focusing handle that make focusing a real joy. It is super sharp, even if it was the previous version that made me make the switch from Canon to Leica, this is even sharper according to the MTF-diagrams.

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