i´m René Grube from Wermelskirchen near Cologne/Germany and parttime resident in the Netherlands.
After 20 years of „shooting“ News for Print an Television, i stopped in 2013. Now i prefer Street Photography on film – back to the (my) roots.
I use different cams. Mostly the pictured Leica M4 black and the M4-P with a Leicameter MR4 (tuned to 1,5V cell). For digital i use the Leica M-E (The best digital Leica!).
My usual Optics Range is 28mm Elmarit, 50mm Summicron and the Elmar C 90mm. Very funny is also the Fujinon EBC 16mm Fisheye with Adaptor M42/LM.
On this lens you dont need to focus -its at f 5,6 sharp from beginning till infinity. For aiming i use a cheap HOLGA Finder.
I shoot both color and B/W – Kodak T-Max, Tri-X and the lovely Portra 160/400. And i develope at home with Jobo CPE.
But 20 years of shooting News are leaving tics! I always take a modern „Aim and shoot“ Cam with wide optical range and TV skills for actualities with me.
Ok, a prof. DSLR with 3 Optics is rather heavy -So i found my „dirty nasty beast“ – The Leica V-Lux 114 – a great performer for all situations and easier to carry.
On picture is also my new Rollei bag. Lightweight, black and from Nylon with Raincover. I am afraid of cotton and leather, because of humidity.