Leica M7 with Kodak Portra film – like color painting artworks

The main reason I started using Leica film camera is to take a picture that looks like a color painting artwork. With digital camera, sometimes you could make this feeling, but with crystal clear photo, it’s tough to make it look like a color painting work. However, with analog film grain in combination with excellent color produced by the Kodak Portra film. It’s done in many occasions.

 

Leica M7 summilux-M 1:1.4/35 apsh fle | Kodak Portra 400 film
Leica M7 summilux-M 1:1.4/35 apsh fle | Kodak Portra 400 film
Leica M7 summilux-M 1:1.4/35 apsh fle | Kodak Portra 400 film
Leica M7 summilux-M 1:1.4/35 apsh fle | Kodak Portra 400 film

Especially when it rains, it’s rather easier.

Leica M7 summilux-M 1:1.4/35 apsh fle | Kodak Portra 400 film
Leica M7 summilux-M 1:1.4/35 apsh fle | Kodak Portra 400 film

Some people give up on digital photography when they start film photography but I kind of like them both. To me, it’s pointless to compare between the two. They are simply different.

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Leica M7 summilux-M 1:1.4/35 apsh fle | Kodak Portra 400 film
Leica M7 summilux-M 1:1.4/35 apsh fle | Kodak Portra 400 film

When it rains, Leica M7 has a great benefit. Unlike other Leica film camera, Leica M7 is the only one to provide an aperture priority mode. Therefore you don’t have to change other settings under rain while holding an umbrella, just focus and shoot. Leica M7 built-in light meter works great. The only time you need to be cautious is shoot against bright light however this applies to digital camera as well.

 

Leica M7 summilux-M 1:1.4/35 apsh fle | Kodak Portra 400 film
Leica M7 summilux-M 1:1.4/35 apsh fle | Kodak Portra 400 film