Collin J Örthner – Photographer

August 8, 2014

Leica T

Filed under: Abstract, Architecture, Flowers, Hand of Man, Leica T, Plants — collin j örthner @ 11:13 pm

Nothing like having the Leica rep drop by the shop and offer to leave the new Leica T camera for me to play with for a bit. I immediately went for a walk around the block and wow am I ever enjoying this camera. It is carved from a solid block of aluminum and the screen on the back takes up the whole back of the camera and is a touch screen just like an iPhone. In fact this thing looks like it could have come out of an Apple factory with it’s complete minimalism of 2 dials and a shutter button and clean lines. The image quality appears to be very nice too. I am looking forward to doing a lot more with it shortly, but the few minutes I’ve used it so far are making me a happy camper!







[ Leica T ]





  1. I know that it’s not the camera but the photographer that makes the picture, but it seems to me that the equipment we use can give tharpt extra spark of inspiration – whether that’s because of our confidence in using it or simply from the joy of using something that is just so beautiful! 😉

    Comment by Stephen G. Hipperson — August 9, 2014 @ 2:51 am

    • I so agree Stephen. I heard once a photographer who shot weddings with the same equipment as everyone else and he got the standard wedding pics that everyone got. One day he splurged on a gorgeous Rolleiflex Aurum edition with gold plating. All of a sudden those wedding couples and their entourages started paying close attention to him and what he was doing that he started to get some fabulous images. I had the same sort of experience using a 4×5 in similar circumstances. I took out this beautiful new Leica T, and while it isn’t the perfect camera with a few glitches and what not, but boy was it fun to go a shooting with it. Some cameras do that to me and others don’t, and some do it every time I take them out.

      Comment by collin orthner — August 11, 2014 @ 7:24 pm

      • I do wonder if such a difference is the effect of said equipment on the subject or the photographer taking on a more confident/assertive persona…..
        I have a piece of gaffer tape holding the battery door of my old canon dslr closed – that doesn’t seem to have any effect on my subjects! 😉

        Comment by Stephen G. Hipperson — August 12, 2014 @ 2:51 pm

      • I think it can affect both the photographer and the subject. Of course when I am out on a hike by myself, I really don’t think the trees, rocks, and water care a whole bunch as to which piece of equipment get used to image them! 🙂

        Comment by collin orthner — August 12, 2014 @ 8:54 pm

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