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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.

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One Year Later

It's now been a year since I added a Leica M240 to my collection. You can see my initial impressions and thoughts here. I've stuck with a single lens for my kit, the Voigtlander 50mm F1.5 lens, which I've been pleasantly pleased with. The DNG files are a joy to edit and work with. They have plenty of latitude and the traditional bayer setup makes for speedy processing (compared to Lightroom's handling of Fuji's X-Tran's sensor pattern). I picked up a Leica EVF a few weeks ago, specifically for nighttime use and any other times where I'm a bit time/quality constrained and need to get the shot and move on.

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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.

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Embarking on a Safari with Fuji

After receiving questions and comments about traveling with Fuji gear and about my editing process, I thought it would be helpful to dive deeper into those aspects of the safari. Over the years, I've shot with almost everything available to me — Nikon, Canon, Sony and Leica. My most recent GAS (Gear Aquisition Syndrome) has landed me with Fuji, specifically the X-Pro2.

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