I am selling my beloved Leica M8. The reason is that I never use it anymore. With never I mean less then once a month this year, and that is not enough to warrant the equipment. I did photography during primary and secondary school, proper film photography, even did some darkroom work. I used my fathers cameras. The Canon Canonet QL17 when he got the Canon AE1. Then the AE1 when he bought the Canon EOS5. I shot mostly birds and pretty views. During secondary school I did less and less of that and then I went to university and didn't do any photography for years.
|Canon EOS 1D the 2001 flag-ship digital SLR with a Sigma 300mm f/2.8.|
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|Canon 30D with a 100mm f/2.8 macro and the twin-head macro flash. You can do amazing macro photography with this set up, but as it turns out so can anyone else.|
|Fly on flower photographed with the setup above. Search for "fly flower macro" on flickr and you will find another million pictures just like it.|
|Epson R-D1 digital rangefinder camera with a 21mm f/4 Voigtländer color-skopar lens and an external viewfinder.|
|Strobist kit of three flashes with radio triggers, stands and umbrellas around a bored boxer.|
About half a year later I sold the R-D1 and bought the Leica M8, which I am now selling. However, before the present state of disuse, I used it quite a lot. Strobist fashion for portraits and I did street photography (which is kind of like photo-journalism but without being a journalist or going to a war-zone), and less pretentiously I photographed dogs. Lots and lots of dogs.
|Dogs at play in Langeskogen in Bergen, Norway.|
I started out frantically. In the second half of 2007 I shot 68 days. Then in 2008 it was 98 days of the year. In 2009 it decreased to 70 days, and in 2010 to 39 days. So far 2011 I have only photographed 8 days, and at least two of them were completely inane things like using the camera instead of a scanner. So now I am selling my Leica equipment.
|Leica M8, four lenses and some accessories.|