Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by MaDeVa, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. MaDeVa

    MaDeVa Leica Place Rookie

    Feb 22, 2015
    Hello Leica Place members,

    My name is Massimo Della Valle and I’m a no-pro photographer based in Turin, Italy, with passion for street photography.
    The passion for photography started when I was a kid: from 8y to 15y I had a lot of film cameras but never something really serious.
    Then the GAS (gear aquisition sindrome) for camera tools disappeared until more or less I was 25, when I purchased a Fuji point&shot digital camera (I don’t remember the model) from a friend.
    The Fuji served very well for many years following me during several trips around the world, then it was replaced by a fantastic Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX9 equipped with a luminous and very sharp Elmarit lens (which now I passed to my 9y daughter).
    In 2011 I decided that it was arrived the time to jump into the DSLR world, but while looking for the best camera to buy, I got attracted by the Sony Nex 5. It was small, with the possibility to use Zeiss lenses as well many other “vintage” lenses with an adaptor. I got it and I started taking pictures of everything.
    A year later I changed it with a Nex 7 (GAS started again…) and I started also using old lenses in manual mode, such as the very nice Contax Zeiss Planar T* 50mm/1.4….. what a beatiful lens!
    Months after months I was more and more interested on shooting in manual mode, understanding the basic concept of using the light………
    I started looking for more information to learn how to use the camera in manual mode…… and I back to the roots of the photography……… Henry Cartier Bresson, Robert Capa, Josef Koudelka…. all this amazing photographers started with a Leica ……..
    The Leica M is “the camera”, simple, nothing more than what you need….. I decided that it was the camera for me.
    I got my first Leica in 2014, a brand new M-E and from that moment I cannot think about a different way to take photos.
    Most of my pictures are taken with the Leica M-E (digital) and a Leica M7 Black 0.72 (film camera), which I prefer to use most of the time.
    My preferred lens is the Leica Summicron-M 35mm f2 ASPH, most of the time attached to my M7 loaded with Kodak Tri-X 400.
    I have also a Leica Summarit-M 50mm f2.5 (very light and sharp, nice combo with the M-E), a Voïgtlander Nokton 50mm f1.1 (fabulous bokeh, I can’t afford to buy a Noctilux!) and a Leica Elmar-C 90mm f4 (very nice for portraits).
    So this is more or less all about me: if you want to know more about me or just look at my work please have a look to my Flickr

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/madeva71/(link is external)

    and / or follow me also on Tumblr

    http://mylifethroughaleica.tumblr.com(link is external)

    Or Wordpress

    Https://massimodellavalle.wordpress.com(link is external)

    I have also made my first free photo book that can be downloaded from iTunes (if you like it, please leave a comment on iTunes)

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/hats-o ... ls=1&mt=11(link is external)

    Thanks for watching

    http://mylifethroughaleica.tumblr.com(link is external)
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/madeva71/(link is external)
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/hats-o ... ls=1&mt=11
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  2. Mijo

    Mijo Leica Place Veteran

    Apr 11, 2013
    San Francisco
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