Faces Of Your Cameras – Leica M2 and Canon 35mm f1.5 LTM

Leica M2 with Canon 35mm f1.5 LTM

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Faces Of Your Cameras – Leica M2 and Canon 35mm f1.5 LTM

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Leica M2 button with Canon 35mm f1.5 LTM
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Leica M2 button with Canon 35mm f1.5 LTM

About the camera

My favourite film camera combo is the Leica M2 with the Canon 35mm f/1.5 LTM lens. The M2 is an early button rewind version and was repainted in black by an unknown Japanese painter. 35mm is my most-used focal length and the Canon lens is small and fast at f/1.5. I enjoy the tones it produces, as well as the soft glow when shooting wide open. Both the camera and lens are uncommon in the market, so I feel very fortunate to be able to own and use this unique duo. To complete the kit, I have attached the DOOMO Meter S, ONA leather neck strap and a brass soft shutter release button.


About me

I was born in Hong Kong, grew up in Canada, and presently living in Hong Kong. My passion for photography started when I discovered street photography a few years ago. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, I travelled frequently for work and I used that opportunity to document people and places whenever I could. In 2021, being grounded in Hong Kong, I was determined to work harder towards improving my photography, both in digital and film. When I shoot, I enjoy looking for good light, one that provides a nice gradient or high contrast for the frame. My goal is to make photos that tell stories with good aesthetics. I like to make candid shots of people, as they are the most natural expression of the moment, and I strive to be as respectful as I can in each situation.  – by Nicholas Ip

Website: https://www.nicholasip.com/
Instagram: nic.film

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Canon 35/1.5 LTM with Kodak Portra 160
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Canon 35/1.5 LTM with Kodak Colorplus 200 (expired)

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Share with me your favourite camera set up in two photos! It could be any type of camera, digital, analog with any accessories or instant camera. Photo resolution to be at least 1400px wide (for a horizontal image). I’d love for you to include a story (in a few sentences or even paragraphs!) about this camera and you. Whatever shows that this is a true (camera) love story. Feel free to include any photos (max 2) taken with this combo. Don’t forget to share details of the photo such as film or lenses that you’ve used.

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