LEICA M (Typ 262)

LEICA M (Typ 262)

Dedicated to the essence of rangefinder photography


Leica Camera presents the Leica M (Typ 262), a camera which embodies the M rangefinder philosophy in its purest form. The Leica M focuses on the essential functions for photography and an intuitive handling concept. It is the most compact full-frame camera system with access to the best lenses in the world. The Leica M (Typ 262) is dedicated to the essence of digital M rangefinder photography. It is a streamlined experience, eschewing the contemporary features of video and Live View to focus on the tried and true methods of using a rangefinder camera. Now with a top plate made of aluminum, the Leica M (Typ 262) is lighter than its M and M-P (Typ 240) siblings by nearly 100 grams.


  • Compact digital M camera concentrating solely on the traditional rangefinder focusing and picture taking methods
  • Top plate made from durable aluminum, making it lighter
  • Streamlined and simplified menu system, consisting of only 2 pages
  • Dedicated button on the back of the camera for White Balance (WB)
  • Quieter shutter mechanism for more discreet shooting
  • 24 megapixel CMOS sensor (still-pictures only) ensures exceptional image quality
  • Leica Maestro processor for fast recording of captured images
  • ISO values up to 6,400 ensure great quality images in low light
  • Fast and accurate manual focusing
  • All the essential controls and functions logically and ergonomically placed
  • LCD made of scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass


LEICA M (Typ 262)

Dedicated to the essence of rangefinder photography

The images from the Leica M (Typ 262) are characterized by outstanding contrast, exceptional detail resolution and low image noise. It is ideal to shoot with available light.

The Leica M (Typ 262) features a shutter cocking system that is quieter than that of its sister models the M and M-P (Typ 240). In single exposure mode, the shutter release frequency is up to two frames per second. In continuous mode, the Leica M (Typ 262) has the same burst rate as its sister model and shoots up to three frames per second.

The low noise and compact size of the camera allows photographers to not only get close to the action, but to the heart of where it is all happening.


Comparison of Leica M (TYP 262), LEICA M (TYP240) & LEICA M-P (TYP 240)


Leica M (Typ 262)         Leica M (Typ 240)                     Leica M-P (Typ 240)


Sensor technology       24 MP-Still-CMOS         24 MP-CMOS                            24 MP-CMOS


Processor                    Leica Maestro               Leica Maestro                           Leica Maestro


Memory Buffer             1 GB                             1 GB                                         2 GB


Monitor                        3” (921,600 pixel),         3” (921,600 pixel),                     3” (921,600 pixel),        

Gorilla Glass                Gorilla Glass                            Sapphire Glass


ISO                              up to 6,400                   up to 6,400                               up to 6,400


Video                           No                                Yes                                          Yes


Live-View                     No                                Yes                                          Yes


Weight incl. battery      600g                             600g                                         705g


Price                            $5,195.00                      $6, 380.00                                 $6,996.00




LEICA SL (Typ 601)

The new professional camera system.

(We are now taking orders- Call Sam 1-888-534-2272 or email us @ sam@classicconnection.com)

Leica Camera presents the Leica SL (Typ 601), the new professional camera system which pairs cutting-edge mirrorless technology with speed and optical performance.

The Leica SL is a new generation of a true Leica which promises to challenge the status quo of modern photography. Featuring a 4.4 MP EyeRes Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) with a 0.8 magnification, the Leica SL’s autofocus is the fastest in the full-frame camera category. In addition to the new SL lenses, the Leica SL can be used with the S, R, M, T & Cine lenses with the appropriate adaptor. If you look through the Leica SL’s EyeRes Viewfinder, you see the future of photography.

Leica Camera will begin shipping the Leica SL in mid-November. The Leica SL has two-year warranty.




  • Largest, fastest & highest resolution EVF (4.4 MP@60FPS / X 0.8 magnification)
  • Fastest burst rate: 11 fps@ 24 MP, 1080p@120 fps, 4 k (UHD) @ 30 fps & Cine4K @ 24 fps
  • Fastest AF in full frame system cameras
  • 24-MP CMOS sensor: ISO 50-50,000 for highest performance under every lighting condition
  • Best in class image quality with all supported Leica lenses (SL, S, R, M, T & Cine)
  • Fastest SD standard (UHS2) with a secondary (UHS1) back up SD card slot
  • Best video quality: 4k at 30 fps (Super 35), 1080HD@120fps (FF) (10 bit via HDMI out)
  • Weather sealed to protect from spray water and dust
  • Shutter speed from 30 min (bulb) – 1/8,000s (mechanical)
  • Ultrasonic sensor cleaning
  • Latest generation of Leica Professional user interface with hybrid touch operation
  • Integrated WiFi and GPS module
  • State of the art connectivity: Remote control, Viewer & Sharing App for iOS & Android
  • Made in Germany & milled from solid blocks of aluminum



 LEICA SL – The New Leica Experience

Easy, reduced, functional – Leica professional

The Leica SL is the perfect tool for professional photographers and gives the photographer complete control be it nature, sports, action or press photography. The integrated 4.4 megapixel electronic viewfinder gives the photographer a huge field of view with the highest resolution and a bright and clear overview of the scene. The intuitive operating menu allows a straightforward handling of technical functions. Combined with its fast autofocus and high speed burst rate of 11 fps at full resolution, the photographer will never miss a decisive moment. 

With its full-frame sensor, the Leica SL sets new standards in professional camera systems category thanks to the combination of outstanding speed and unrivaled optical performance. With the fastest autofocus in its class and the exceptional Leica image quality, photographers always achieve brilliant imaging results – in still images and in 4k video. 

Made in Germany, the Leica SL is milled from aluminum and the Leica SL lenses have the water repellant Aqua Dura coating. In addition to the SL lenses, the Leica SL can be used with other Leica lenses (S, R, M, T & Cine) and 3rd party lenses via adapters even for video applications, making it ideal for any photographic situation.


Craftsmanship and Design

The body of the Leica SL is machined from two solid blocks of aluminum and hand-finished to

Create a unique piece of work. The material used in the construction of the Leica SL guarantees exceptional endurance. The Leica SL and its lenses are sealed against dust and water.

This ensures that the SL system is reliable under the toughest conditions. 

Video Recording


The Leica SL allows video recordings in Full HD & 4k for professional movie footage.

It offers 1080p @ up to 120 fps, 4k (UHD) @ 30 fps & 4k (cine) @ 24 fps.

The Leica SL records high-quality moving pictures on the internal SD cards in 4:2:0 8 bit.

The HDMI delivers 4:2:2 10 bit for external recorders. With the PL Adapters, the cinematographer can use the Leica Summicron-C and Leica Summilux-C Cine lenses.

WiFi, SL App   


The Leica SL has an integrated WiFi module.

The Leica SL App is available as a free download from the Apple App store or the Google Play Store. The App allows the user to remotely control the camera via phone or tablet.

The user will be able to set shutter speed and aperture and capture the scene via tablet or phone. This makes it easy to shoot from unusual angles.

 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor


The Leica SL has a 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor. The newly developed processor from the Leica Maestro II series processes the data arriving from the sensor with such speed that it allows continuous shooting at a rate of 11 frames per second at full resolution, much faster than other comparable cameras.

The full frame CMOS sensor offers the best picture and the following benefits: 

 *Fastest frame rate of 11 fps at full resolution of 24 MP

 *Fastest SD Standard UHS II, unlimited burst shooting in JPEG mode

 *Ultrasonic Sensor Cleaning

 *Best video quality with Full HD & 4K video recordings

 *Optimized for all Leica lenses 

Leica SL Lenses

The Leica SL lenses are full-frame AF lenses designed for professional needs. With the highest image performance at every aperture and distance, the new Leica SL Autofocus is the fastest AF available for full-frame system cameras. The SL lenses are silent and offer precise AF. All SL lenses have an AquaDura hydrophobic coating on the outer lens elements. The lenses are sealed to protect from dust and water.


Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90/f2.8-4 ASPH

With a super versatile focal length from 24 mm – 90mm, the Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL is discrete, preciseand with a fast auto-focus. The lens offers the highest image performance at every aperture and distance and Leica Optical Image Stabilization. The lens offers excellent close focus distance at 0.3 m / 1 foot. The Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90/f2.8-4 ASPH is available from mid-November 2015 and weighs 1150g or 40.57ounces.


Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280/f2.8-4

The Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280/f2.8-4 offers the highest image performance at every aperture and distance. It is precise and has a fast auto-focus with Leica Optical Image

Stabilization. With a focal length from 90-280 mm, the lens can focus closely at 0.81 m or 2.7 feet. It has a detachable tripod mount and click stops at 90º. The Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL

is expected to be available in June 2016.


Leica Summilux-SL 50/f1.4 ASPH

This professional SL prime lens sets new standards for optical performance.

With a unique combination of performance and usability, the Leica Summilux-SL 50/f1.4 ASPH is the best 50 mm AF lens. It is expected to be available in December 2016.

Leica L-Mount

The Leica SL and the Leica T share the same lens mount, now named the Leica L-Mount. The Leica T and future Leica TL lenses are compatible with the Leica SL camera. The SL changes the sensor format automatically to APS-C size. Leica SL lenses can be used in the future on Leica T cameras.

Currently, with the Leica M-Adapter T, there are 48 M lenses which can be used on the Leica SL. With the Leica S-Adapter L, there are 16 S lenses which can be used on the Leica SL while 51 R lenses can be used on the Leica SL with the Leica R-Adapter L. There are 21 Cine lenses which can be used on the Leica SL with the Leica PL-Adapter L. The different adapters make the Leica SL camera one of the most versatile cameras available to a professional photographer.

Leica SL System Accessories

A new range of SL System Accessories will be available in the near future. Among the accessories are the multifunction handgrip, flash, range of filters, straps, batteries and chargers.


Leica SL (Typ 601) Pricing:

Cat. # Description                                                         UPC                             SP

10850 Leica SL (Typ 601)                                               799429108502 –             $7,450.00

11176 Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90/f2.8-4 ASPH             799429111762 –             $4,950.00

18771 M-Adapter T                                                        799429187712               $395.00 –

14642 R-Adapter M                                                        799429146429               $395.00 –

16062 Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery BP-SCL 4                  799429160623 –             $250.00

16065 Battery Charger BC-SCL 4                                    799429160654 –             $250.00

16060 Camera Cover SL                                                799429160609               $48.00 –

16071 USB 3.0 Cable 3 M                                              799429160715               $95.00 –

16037 Camera Strap Professional                                  799429160371               $170.00 –

16064 Lens Rear Cap SL                                                799429160647               $48.00 –

16019 Lens Cap E82                                                      799429160197               $90.00 –

12301 Lens Hood for 24-90/f2.8-4                                  799429123017               $255.00 –

16072 HDMI Cable Typ A 1.5m                                       799429160722               $205.00 –

16070 Remote Release Cable RC-SCL4              799429160708               $190.00 –

14455 Leather Strap, Black with shoulder section            799429144555               $190.00 –

16046 Display Protection Foil                                        799429160463               $25.00 –

14624 SF 40                                                                  799429146245 –             $450.00

14623 SF 64                                                                  799429146238 –             $745.00

13059 ND Filter E82                                                       799429130596               $250.00 –

13052 Pol Filter E82                                                      799429130527               $385.00 –

13042 UVA Filter E82                                                     799429130428               $385.00 –

16004 Hand Strap S                                                      799429160043               $190.00


NEW Leica SL (Typ 601) 24MP Digital Camera Cat # 10850 New USA /FREE Shipping (USA)





Taking black and white to the next level


Leica Camera proudly presents the new Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246), the first and only digital camera that captures a real black and white image, still or moving. Reduced to the essentials for true, authentic and direct black and white photography, the Leica M Monochrom offers unparalleled image performance, outstanding low light capabilities and rich details. The Leica M Monochrom is available in black chrome finish.

Outstanding imaging performance with low noise up to ISO 25,000
Live-View and focus peaking
Large buffer memory and Leica Maestro processor
High quality full-HD video function
Easy to use – reduced to the essentials
Body made of high-strength magnesium alloy and solid brass top and base plates finished in black chrome
Sapphire crystal glass cover plate and 3” monitor
Access to a wide range of M lenses from 16 – 135 mm
New filters solely for the Leica M Monochrom widening creative possibilities
Compatible with all accessories for the Leica M (Typ 240)
Access to R lenses with Leica M-Adapter-R for pictures and video
Adobe Lightroom available as a download
Made in Germany

The Leica M Monochrom has a 24-megapixel resolution on a monochrom CMOS sensor similar to the Leica M. As the M Monochrom has no need for color filters, it needs no interpolation for the calculation of luminance values. This results in brilliant images which have 100% more details and contrast than what is possible in color photography

Up to ISO 25,000
The new Leica M Monochrom opens up new dimensions for available-light photography with its combination of low noise up to ISO 25,000, a bright viewfinder, a low-vibration shutter release and fast lenses.

Full Visual Control with Live View
The high-resolution 3” monitor with 921,600 pixels ensures that photographers have complete control of composition, exposure, focusing and depth of field. The Live View also offers two additional focusing methods. The up to 10x magnification in Live View Zoom mode enables full control of the sharpness of details in the image on the monitor or the closest focusing distance. In Live View Focus Peaking mode, sharply focused edges in the image are highlighted by colored lines.

Full HD Video in Black and White
The new Leica M Monochrom captures high-quality, full-HD video in black and white. With the optional Leica microphone adapter set, one can be assured of perfect sound.

2 GB Buffer Memory
With it’s high-capacity 2GB buffer memory and Leica Maestro processor, the camera captures sequences 3 times faster than its predecessor. In addition, the new processor enables extremely fast display of the captured images in review mode.

Sapphire Crystal Glass
The LC display is made of scratch-resistant and almost unbreakable sapphire crystal which has been treated with an antireflective protective coating that ensures that photographers can check their images in any lighting situation.

2 GB Buffer Memory
With it’s high-capacity 2GB buffer memory and Leica Maestro processor, the camera captures sequences 3 times faster than its predecessor. In addition, the new processor enables extremely fast display of the captured images in review mode.

Three new filters in E39 and E46 will be available for use with the Leica M Monochrom from July 2015. By influencing the conversion of colors to greyscale values, yellow, green and orange lens filters offer new opportunities for exploring creative effects with light and contrast. The use of color filters is effective for creating unusual moods in landscapes, portraits and other genres of photography. At the same time, multilayer coating reduces reflections and ensures high transmission.

All current M accessories for the Leica M (Typ 240) can be used with the Leica M Monochrom. These accessories include finger loops, electronic view finder, ever-ready cases, flash and straps. In addition, R-lenses can be used on the Leica M Monochrom with the Leica M-Adapter-R.



Sensor: B/W – 24 MP – CMOS / B/W – 18 MP – CCD
Processor: Leica Maestro / DSP based computing platform
Display: 3” (921,600 pixel) / 2.5” (230, 000 pixel)
ISO: up to 25,000 / up to 10,0000
Video: yes, 1080p / no
Live-View: yes / no
EVF: yes – EVF 2 / no

10930 Leica M Monochrom Mid-May 2015 SP-$7,450.00
13061 Filter Orange, E39 July 2015 SP-$145
13062 Filter Yellow, E39 July 2015 SP-$145
13063 Filter Green, E39 July 2015 SP-$145
13064 Filter Orange, E46 July 2015 SP-$145
13065 Filter Yellow, E46 July 2015 SP-$145
13066 Filter Green, E46 July 2015 SP-$145

Leica 12% off for the month of May


Consumer Promotion: 12% Savings on all Leica Photographic Products* , Made in Germany, Savings in America !!

Consumer Promotion – May 1st through May 31st, 2015

Leica Camera is pleased to announce a consumer promotion to compensate for the current strength of the US Dollar against the Euro. This promotion runs from May 1st, 2015 through May 31st, 2015. With this promotion, consumers can purchase most Leica Photographic Products* at 12% off Leica’s listed Selling Price (SP) on Leica Camera Inc.’s current price list.

This promotion offers consumers the opportunity to purchase most Leica Photographic Products* at 12% off the selling price listed on Leica Camera Inc’s current price list.
The current exchange rate between the US Dollar and the Euro enables Leica Camera to offer this very unique promotion to all Leica consumers in North America.

* The following Leica Photographic Products are excluded: #10789 – Leica M-P ‘CORRESPONDENT’ by Lenny Kravitz for Kravitz Design, #10933 – Leica M-P (Typ 240) Set ‘Safari’, #11688 – Leica Summilux-M 50 mm/f1.4 ASPH, black chrome finish & #11689 – Leica Summicron-M 35 mm/f2 ASPH, black chrome finish. Leica S typ 007.


Leica Camera presents the Leica M-P Set ‘SAFARI’. This set comprises of the Leica M-P (Typ 240) Safari edition, Leica Summicron-M 35mm/f2 ASPH with round metal lens hood, a full grain cowhide carrying strap and matching SD & business card holder.


Leica’s safari/olive edition cameras date back to 1960 with the Leica M1 ‘Olive‘. Made initially for the military, the safari/olive cameras’ unique color stands out. Over the years, a handful of safari/olive editions were produced. Many of these limited edition cameras are highly prized collectibles

The Leica M-P Set ‘SAFARI’ has an olive lacquered top cover, leatherette and bottom plate. The shutter speed dial, the On/Off switch, the release button, the hot shoe and some other details have a silver finish. The engraving on the top cover is reminiscent of the first safari camera in 1960 and has the classic Leica logo inscribed on one line and the wording ‘WETZLAR GERMANY’ on the second line. The 35mm/f2 ASPH has a silver chrome finish with a matching classic round metal lens hood. This set comes in a new packaging including a presentation box.

The Leica M-P Set ‘SAFARI’ will be available at Leica Stores, Leica Boutiques and Leica Dealers. There are 1500 sets available worldwide. The technical data of the camera and lens are identical to the serial versions.


Coming soon…

Breaking news for all Leica M9 / M-E owners!



For some weeks the hottest topic of the Leica Forum were problems with the Leica M9 sensor (almost 3,000 posts!).Leica watched the discussion closely and has now published an accommodating offer for all affected M9 and M-E owners.

Leica Took action Please see the  Statement From Leica Camera AG:

December 10, 2014

Leica M9/ M9-P/M Monochrom/M-E

Important Information Concerning CCD Sensors

In some cases, particularly when using the camera models Leica M9, M9-P, M Monochrom or M-E with smaller apertures (5.6-22), effects caused by corrosion of the sensor glass may be encountered. Leica offers a free replacement service for the CCD sensors of cameras affected by this problem as a goodwill arrangement. This goodwill arrangement applies regardless of the age of the camera and also covers sensors that have already been replaced in the past. Customers who have already been charged for the replacement of a sensor affected by this problem will receive a refund.

The marks on images mentioned earlier are related to the properties of the CCD sensor. The sensors are equipped with a specially coated IR filter cover glass to ensure optimum imaging performance. Should this coating layer be damaged, corrosion effects that alter the filter surface may begin to appear after several years.

The effect described does not affect the CMOS sensor of the Leica M (Typ 240). Should you be considering an upgrade from your camera to a Leica M or M-P (Typ 240), Customer Care would be pleased to make you an attractive offer following a check of your camera and under consideration of the model and its age.

If the imaging quality of your camera gives cause for complaint in this respect, we recommend that you send it directly to Leica Customer Care or the authorized Customer Care department of your country’s Leica distributor. As longer waiting times may otherwise occur, the camera should only be sent to Customer Care after prior arrangement.

Contact information for Leica Camera Inc.

Telephone: 201-962-9930

Website: www.leicacamerausa.com

E-mail: repair@leicacamerausa.com

Shipping address: Leica Camera Inc.

Att: Customer Care

1 Pearl Court, Unit A

Allendale, NJ 07401

Contact information for Leica Camera AG

Telephone: +49-6441-2080-189.

Web site: http://de.leica-camera.com/Service-Support/Reparatur-Wartung.

E-mail: Customer.Care@leica-camera.com.

For us, it is important that we offer only technically faultless products. We are therefore particularly sorry if the imaging quality of your camera should be adversely affected in any way. We hope that the goodwill arrangement we have decided upon will allow us to remedy the problem as soon as possible and rebuild and maintain the trust you have always placed in our brand.

R.I.P Arnold Crane

My friend Arnold Crane passed away recently.

I will miss talking to him about anything and everything! Rest in peace my friend!


“Crane has worked as a photographer since his youth and documented incidents such as major crime scenes, earthquakes, fires and political events and was published in various U.S. magazines. After receiving his Doctor of Juris prudence, he temporarily stopped working as a photographer, but started again in 1983, inspired by a friendship with the photographer Man Ray. His monograph »On the Other Side of the Camera«, already out of print, offers a complete collection of all the artists’ portraits Crane has created over the years. The book won the renowned KODAK Photo Book Award in 1995, the year of its publication. For example one of Crane’s portraits of Walker Evans was used as the frontispiece for the book »Walker Evans – Decade by Decade«, published in 2010. He was selected as one of 100 New York Photographers in a book of the same name in 2009. His work has been shown in many exhibitions in international galleries and museums. They are part of collections of the Metropolitan Museum of New York, Museum of Modern Art in New York and The Art Institute in Chicago. He regularly holds seminars and lectures about photography. The artist lives in Chicago and Paris. “

arnold_thumbArnold Crane has worn many hats. Starting out as a portrait photographer, a press photographer, a photojournalist/author, a curator of photography, and so forth…
Arnold Crane has been a photographer for the last 62 years, although he started out as a trial lawyer. Arnold’s passion for photography has taken him to all corners of the globe. He is a member of the White House Press Photographers Association, and he is well known for his black and white female nudes. Arnold’s most important contribution to photography, however, began after a chance meeting with Edward Steichen, curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, in the late 1960’s. Steichen, after seeing some of Arnold’s candid shots of Man Ray, suggested that he photograph “all the photographers”. And so, a project thirty years in the making was born…

Sammy Shoshan

Vince Lupo Gallery

Vince Lupo

(410) 850-4181 tel

(410) 693-1946 cel



I was born February 24, 1966 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and have been involved in photography since 1978.  I am a commercial photographer based in Linthicum, MD, and have been running my business, Direction One, Inc. since 1997.


1996 – Master of Fine Arts Degree in Still Photography, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

1994 – Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree with Honours in Still Photography, Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Awards (SCAD):

1996 – Outstanding Academic Achievement in Photography Award / Highest Overall Standing

1994-1996 – Presidential Scholarship

1994-1996 – National Dean’s List

1994-1996 – Who’s Who in American Colleges & Universities 

Awards (Ryerson):

1994 – David Shum Memorial Award for Highest Overall Standing as a Graduating Student

from the Still Photography Program

1993 – John DeBlois Memorial Award for Highest Overall Standing in Photographic Technology Studies

1993 – Canadian Scholars Press Award

1991 – Geoffrey Bullock Memorial Award for High Academic Standard and Photography Proficiency

1990-1994 – Dean’s List

Awards (Professional):

2005 – International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA) Photojournalism

2001 – American Advertising Federation ADDY Covers Magazine

1999 – American Advertising Federation ADDY, Covers Magazine


2014 – Curriculum Vitae (excerpts), Aloft BWI Hotel, Linthicum, MD

1999 – Social Studies, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD (two-person show)

1998 – Spaces and Solitudes, Goodyear Cottage, Jekyll Island, GA (solo show)

1996 – The Night Sea Journey, Bergen Hall, Savannah GA (solo show)

1995 – Group Exhibition, Prisma Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

1993 – Group Exhibition, Ryerson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

Numerous exhibits at small area retail galleries with other artists.

Artist Statement:

These photos are impressions of where I’ve been, what I’ve seen and the feelings these encounters have evoked.  Call them my visual “curriculum vitae,” or at least a small sliver of it.

Through this work, I have documented the loneliness and solitude that is part of life and part of our collective emotional experience. They are a glimpse into what I’ve passed through and some of the moments I’ve witnessed.

Nothing is planned, staged or sought out. These are simply the scenes and activities that have presented themselves to me when I was ready for the unexpected.  And either by accident or design, these are the photos that I am compelled to make at this time in my life.

This is a record of my own personal road, with its unplanned twists and impulsive turns.  At times I’m certain of my direction; at others I’m stuck at a crossroads, unable to choose between divergent paths.

The creative road is neither orderly nor routine, and these images capture what I see as the surprise, fear and joy of living.  I never know what’s around the corner or where I’ll end up.

Photo Information:

There are currently 35 photos in this portfolio, and with the exception of three images from the 1990’s, all were created within the last three years.  They each measure approximately 11”x16”, and are matted/framed 20”x24”.  They are all archival pigment prints.

Additional photos from this series can be found online here:



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Massachusetts, Boston – Walk MS 2014: Eden Shoshan – National MS Society

Dear All,

It has been 10 years since my wife, Jill, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. The road has been rocky at times but Jill is determined to lead a “normal” life, despite it all.

My daughter Eden has created a team for the MS walk this year in Boston, “Team Mama Shosh”, & a web page for donation and create awareness for MS.

I am reaching out to you to get on board with our team and to see if you would consider sponsoring Team Mama Shosh.

Please let me know if you would consider participating in and in what capacity.

We are also in the process of designing team shirts, that we would offer for sale and would be happy to add any sponsorship co. logo.
Please take the time to read & support the MS walk, my daughter, Eden Shoshan, and Team Mama Shosh in anyway you can, you can walk with us, you can make a donation, you can help us promote the event, you can help us create awareness and help the MS society find a cure and or better the life of MS patients.

Thank you in advance.
Kind regards
Sam Shoshan
Classic Connection fine camera

Eden Shoshan – Honoring a Life with MS

unnamedWhy I Participate:
Multiple sclerosis affects millions of people, including my mother and best friend, Jill Shoshan. This year marks ten years since her diagnosis, and I have watched throughout my childhood both her strength and subsequent toll the disease has posed on her mentally and physically. I registered for Walk MS this year in honor of her strength. Walk MS is a chance, with each step, to bring us closer to a world free of MS.

About MS:
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling, disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Millions of people are affected by MS and the challenged of living with its unpredictable symptoms, which range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS cannot be predicted, prevented, or cured, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. I am asking you to support me in making this dream a reality. I have seen first hand the toll it has taken on my mother and family, and I am determined to contribute to changing the future.

Please support me!
Your gift helps support cutting-edge research and programs and services for everyone impacted by MS. Ending MS means no one will ever receive an MS diagnosis again. Ending MS means no one’s family will ever live with the unpredictability of MS again.

Every step matters. Every dollar counts. Every person makes a difference.

Do it for Mama Shosh

For those of you who know my mom, you know that, besides being sassy and animated, she is the most selfless human being in the entire world. She is constantly doing for others, never asking for anything in return. Throughout these ten years and the confusion of handling MS and thecurveballs that come with it, my mom has never let this disease define her. Instead, her warmth, generosity, and strength do. I am fundraising and walking for her–and to give back to her. If there was ever anyone who deserved it, it would certainly be her especially in her condition.

This year, I will be walking in honor of her strength to not just live with MS but to have a life with MS.

James Lager- Combining The Leica M-type 240 New with the old…. !

The Leica M – Model 240

You waited a very long time for your new Leica to arrive. Finally it’s here! Of course you will attach modern APO Leica lenses to deliver the extraordinary quality you expect. If you have access to additional lenses and accessories usability of the new M is greatly expanded. Recently I fitted various “optical paraphenalia” to the new camera. Please refer to the following illustrations. Bellows units and long focal lengths are best employed with solid tripod support. The EV2 electronic viewfinder can be thought of as a “baby Visoflex”. Addition of the EV2 basically converts the Leica M into an SLR. Presently the new Leica R to M adapter is in preparation with delivery expected shortly.

The Leica M accepts rangefinder coupled lenses. With the EV2 and adapters Leica R and Visoflex are usable. Enjoy your new M and consider fitting equipment you already have. The possibilities appear endless. Consult your Leica Dealer for the adapter(s) you require.

28mm screw mount Nikkor via screw to bayonet adapter

90mm Elmar via adapter

50mm Summicron

21mm Super Angulon R via adapter 22228

55mm Auto Micro Nikkor via Nikon to M adapter

50mm Macro Takumar via adapter 22232

100 mm Macro Takumar via 22232. EV2 set for waist level.

85 mm Super Takumar via 22232.

Visoflex II as spacer (mirror up) , 65mm Elmar, 16464 mount . EV2 at 45 degrees.

Visoflex III as spacer (mirror up) , 135mm Hektor, 16464 mount, 16472 tube, EV2 at 45 degrees.

135mm Hektor in short mount, 16466 tube, with Nikon to Visoflex adapter and Nikon to M adapter.

135mm Hektor, 16472 tube, on Bellows II.

Visoflex I as spacer (mirror up), Bellows I with 135mm Hektor, EV2 at 45 degrees.

200mm Telyt with 16466 adapter.

280mm Telyt with 16466 adapter

400mm Telyt 1:6.8

400mm Canon 1:4.5

50mm Summicron lens head on BOOWU-M device at DIN A6 (fixed ratio 1:4 , coverage 4 1/8″ X 5 7/8″)