Evolution of a Rebuild.

2021, Favourite, Inspiration, Leica M3, Q&A, Teaching point

I’ve had several of you contact me asking about who did the rebuild on my latest M3.

The answer is:


They are based in Taiwan and they do amazing work, as you can see.

The results are not just cosmetically impressive — the camera functions exceptionally smoothly and accurately.

Having now commissioned two M3 cameras (first a Single Stroke and now a Double Stroke) from Shueido, I would say overall they are among the best rebuilds I have ever owned.

The customer service is also exceptional.


NOTE:  As long time visitors to this blog know, I pay for my own gear and do not receive any compensation for endorsement.  My opinion is based based on my personal experience.


NT Team Photo – 2021/09/12.

2021, Baseball, Beyond 200 feet of My House™, Favourite, Inspiration, Kodak Portra 400, Leica M2, Leica M2-R, Portrait, Q&A, Scanner - Plustek 8200i, Sports, Teaching point, Voigtländer 35mm f/1.7 Ultron Aspherical

This season is officially history.

Speaking of which, the medium of film gives this photo a nice vintage vibe.

Lastly, I choose the skyline + clubhouse as a backdrop but I lucked out  that the field was empty and the sky was overcast (making for some gentle lighting despite it being midday).


Leica M2-R, Voigtländer 35mm Ultron f/1.7, Kodak Portra 400, and Plustek 8200i.

Guest Post: Aaron C Greenman

2021, Guest Post, Inspiration

Photographer Aaron C Greenman has graciously contributed a guest post this week.

Some of his past contributions may be found here and here.

Thank you my friend.


Aaron writes:

I hope this message finds you and your family well in such strange times.
As for me, due to some less than pleasant personal circumstances, I have moved back to the US to live for the first time in 16 years, and while the move wasn’t really preferred or expected, I have embraced it as an opportunity to take a new look at the country through eyes, ears and tastebuds, and of course also through camera (the Monochrom).
That being said, before setting off for North America, I was able to sneak in a short photographic trip to Crete, which I had never before visited and was an appropriate destination for more reasons than one in terms of helping me fight some personal demons. It was a satisfying way to say a temporary farewell to a beautiful continent, the fourth on which I have lived and worked.
If you would be so kind, I would welcome the opportunity to show these to your readers (and fellow photographers):
Most important of all, stay safe and keep shooting……. photography is a wonderful tonic for staying sane these days.
Best Regards,
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aaron c greenman