Discovering Lisbon with a Leica M2 – part 1

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During my staying in Lisbon I spent some good time in the streets, taking pictures of strangers and getting lost in a wonderful city. When my good friend Diogo told me about his Leica M2 I was thrilled. I played with a Leica M9 in the past, but never with an M2.

He gave me the camera equipped with a Voigtlander 35mm f2.5, a couple of rolls of Kodak Tri-X 400 and I was totally set. I have to confess that I had to cheat a little bit during this street session but I’ll explain to you later.

The first thing to do was to load the film. A bit tricky for a complete M2 virgin like me.

Loading the film

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First thing you have to remove the bottom part of the camera and take out the spare roll.

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Then you lock the film into the spare roll and you…

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