Updated site

Earlier today my site was offline for a few hours.  I’ve switch my domain from gagemphoto.com to rangetraveler.com.  I did this because I never liked using my name within the domain and felt “range traveler” would be better.  The reason for “range traveler” is because I use a rangefinder  camera (if you’re not familiar with rangefinder cameras click here to read about them).

I hope to have an updated review on my Leica M9-P in a few days.  The reason for updating is that I have changed my opinion over the past few months as I have become more familiar with the camera and have spoke to others who use the  Leica M9 and/or earlier Leica film and digital cameras.  Also, Steve Huff posted an open letter from one of his followers about his disgust with his Leica M9 (read here).  This post has brought a lot of comments for and against Leica.  Personally, I think many have the wrong interpretation of the Leica M9.  Hopefully I can clear some of it up.

P.S.  Here is a list of changes to my site:  changed url to rangetraveler.com, added favicon next to url, removed affiliate programs, added my favorite links, changed home page main image

Steve Huff Photography Workshop – Chicago September 24th

No new pictures tonight (hopefully tomorrow).  Steve Huff of Steve Huff Photo will be having a photography workshop in Chicago on September 24th.  You can find details here.  Steve is probably the biggest Leica user and supporter on the internet right now.  He is a big reason why I moved the Leica M9.  He’s not only a good photographer with a lot of rangefinder and micro 4/3 experience, he’s a good person.  Please go to his site to find out more information if interested, I’m sure it will be a great time.

Leica M9-P

As many of you know Leica announced an updated version of the Leica M9 yesterday, the M9-P.  No internal changes, only visual changes to the body consisting of removal of the front “red dot” and “Leica” logo and placement of an engraved logo on top, a leatherette grip, and a new sapphire anti-reflective lcd cover. Definitely gives the camera a more “retro” and “stealthy” look.

Amazon.com  (black or chrome) and B&H Photo now have it listed and for pre-order.

Below are a few pics and video.