Two Weeks with a Leica M TYP 240

I have recently been back over in England and wanted to give my Leica M TYP240 a proper spin.  I had planned on using more film than I did and did not really want to get used to shooting too much digital, but the truth is it was such a joy to use I could not help myself.

I used it in conjunction with a Summicron 40mm F2 lens and shot in DNG and Black and White Jpg mode.  I found it a little tricky at times to get the exposure right, especially when shooting dark subjects against the bright sky, but all in all, I was happy with the results.  I set it to single shot to force me not to become trigger happy.  I still go back and forth with digital, I find it's a completely different type of photography vs. film.  Having it set to one shot really forced me to slow down and consider what I was shooting.  The lens coped well with low light situations, but sometimes shooting at F2 the depth of filed was tricky to get the right part of the shot in focus.  

I charged the battery to full and it pretty much lasted the whole of the two weeks, and I only changed the battery on the last day of my holidays.  I was shooting with an M7, a Mamiya 7ii, and a Widelux too, but the M TYP 240 quickly became my go-to camera.

The one thing I took away from the trip was I need to slow down even more than I have and really take time to think about the shot, but sometimes that can be a challenge.

As soon as I get the film back from the developers I will follow up with a post on the other cameras, but fr now I thought I would share the shots from my vacation to illustrate what this great little camera can spit out.

Thanks for reading.

Gary

 Good times catching up with old friends in the garden of the grade II listed cottage where we were staying.  View taken from the bedroom window.

Good times catching up with old friends in the garden of the grade II listed cottage where we were staying.  View taken from the bedroom window.

 Old Post Office at the top of Steep Hill in Lincoln.

Old Post Office at the top of Steep Hill in Lincoln.

 One of my oldest and best friends...

One of my oldest and best friends...

 Waiting for a "Full English"

Waiting for a "Full English"

 Union Jack apple boxes waiting to be picked up by the bin men.

Union Jack apple boxes waiting to be picked up by the bin men.

 Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral

 Gargoyles at Lincoln Cathedral, "The Greedy Banker"

Gargoyles at Lincoln Cathedral, "The Greedy Banker"

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 Not many of these around now, so I could not resist this shot.

Not many of these around now, so I could not resist this shot.

 I loved this old building and especially loved the signage either side..

I loved this old building and especially loved the signage either side..

 Never found time for Fish N' Chips

Never found time for Fish N' Chips

 View of Lincoln Cathedral taken from the Castle Walls.  I was lucky here as the sky was really overcast and the shone threw on the other side and illuminated the cathedral.

View of Lincoln Cathedral taken from the Castle Walls.  I was lucky here as the sky was really overcast and the shone threw on the other side and illuminated the cathedral.