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Faisal is a San Francisco based lifestyle photographer who currently shoots with a Leica M 240 rangefinder camera. These are his thoughts.

Lessons Switching from Mirrorless to a Rangefinder

Going from a state-of-the-art mirrorless system to a range finder system will be considered a backward move by many. On paper, you're giving up a lot in return for little upside. In reality, though, the story is a lot more complicated. You can read my thoughts on my recent switch to a Leica system here. To be fair, I haven't switched systems in the traditional sense, since I still own all of my mirrorless equipment because there's still a time and place where that just makes sense. Having an arsenal of many options ensures you'll always have the right tool for the job.

Two Months With a Leica M 240

Ever since I jumped into photography several years ago, I've always had a fascination with Leica. I used to think their cameras were overpriced and absurd — they were heavy and lacked many of the latest features I was accustomed to being on the latest DSLRs. As I became more comfortable with my cameras and as I began understanding my shooting style, I naturally started transitioning from DSLRs to mirrorless, and finally to a rangefinder system. With this self-realization and longer tenure with the craft, I started to appreciate Leica for what the brand and philosophy stands for and for the value their products bring to their users.