Image comparison Leica SL vs M 240 with Summilux M 35mm FLE

Here is a quick image comparison between the Leica SL and the Leica M 240 with the Summilux M 35mm FLE.

As you can see, the Leica M produces much warmer colors and a bit more vignetting. I prefer the Leica SL as the images look more natural. Of course I could correct the white-balance to let the M240 images look like the SL-images. But I have to do that every time for each picture. Sometimes the M240 toning is attractive even if it is not neutral. At the end it’s a matter of taste.

And here is a comparison between the Leica SL with the Summilux 35mm at f4,0 and the native lens 24-90mm with 35mm and at f4,0.

Napoli / Naples

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Street photography in Santorini Thira

Santorini is one of the most popular islands in Greece. Especially for U.S. americans and Asians, this island seems to be mandatory.
The view into the caldera is really fascinating. Unfortunately, the island is totally in the hand of tourism. The main town Thira is more like a shopping center than a typical Greek place.

I had the opportunity to spend two days on Santorini, including a day in Thira. Since this island has already been photographed entirely by catalog photographer, it makes no sense to make more romantic Caldera photos. Instead, it was a good chance to walk around and to make some street photos.

All pictures were taken with the Leica M with the Summilux 35 FLE and the Tri-Elmar 16mm.


Farm pictures


Naxos Maragas and Agia Anna

Maragas is the most beautiful beach on Naxos and Agia Anna is a very, very small port 500 meter before maragas.
Here are some impressions made with a Leica M240 and the Noctilux f 0.95.
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Pompeii


Chalkio and Apeiranthos at Naxos

Chalkio (Chalki) is a small village on Naxos, it’s about 5 km before Filoti. Only 500 people live here. There are many olive plantations in the surrounding area. From Chalkio starts many wonderfull trails.
From the fire station turn left into the small street. At the end is a small place from where you can start going to the village Moni in the mountains. 10 km away from Chalkio is Apeiranthos, a nice mountain village with a view to the biggest mointain Zas.
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Santorini Kamari

During my  trip to to Santorini I was one day in Kamari. It is a tourist destination on the south east coast consisting only of hotels and restaurants. There is no old town or similar. But there is a long beach with black pebbles of volcanic stone. A little off there is also a quiet place without bars and parasols. Kamari is at the airport so the planes fly low over near kamari.

The water quality is not as good and the stony beach is not comfortable to stay for longer. The mountain Profitis separates the south of Kamari and Perissa is nice to look at. Overall, a place for people who like bars and beach and for those who don’t want to pay the extreme prices in Thira and Oia.

All pictures were made by a Leica M 240 and the Summilux 35 FLE and the Noctilux.


Ischia Italy

I have made a one day trip to Ischia which is a nice island across from Naples. From Napoli you come with the boat directly to Ischia. It is definitely worth a trip. This pictures were made with a Leica M240.

Katapola Amorgos

Armorgos is a quiet and beautiful island in the Cyclades. We were three days on Amorgos and visited Katapola, Chora and the Monastery Chozoviotissa. There are separate posts about the places. Katapola is situated in a bay and has three parts which are connected by a road.
On the side of the small port there are hotels, restaurants and shops. Opposite there are some nice little restaurants right on the water and in the middle part there is a large church.

Who visit Amorgos should definitely stay in Katapola as this place has a special charm. We stayed at Hotel Amorgion about 1 km above the village, with a beautiful view into the bay. In addition, the hotel has a small pool which is wonderfully refreshing after long walks. We left Amorgos with the 6 in the morning ferry Blue Star which is rewarded with an awesome sunrise.


The monastery Chozoviotissa Amorgos

The monastery Chozoviotissa is the most popular and impressive place on Amorgos. It’s well known by the movie ‚The Deep Blue‘ by Luc Besson.
The start sequence is a fly over the sea directly to the monastery which is build in the cliff. Some other szenes of this movie were made on Amorgos, and so this movie gave the tourism a little push.
The monastery was build in the 9th centry and there still live monks. You can visit the monastery every day but don’t forget long pants.

Naxos Greece

Naxos chora is one of the most beautiful towns in Greece. The old part called labyrinth was built in the middle ages and still has the charm of the past. Each photo here was taken by a Leica M9 and the 35mm Asph and 50mm Summilux Asph.

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