Limited Production of the LHSA Leica M6 TTL – Do You Have One? Only 650 units were made!

We at weshootleica often times find ourselves in a position to purchase Leica gear that is unused or in mint condition. Today, one of our colleagues found this beauty for sale and could not help but purchase it right away. The Leica gear is an unused LHSA special edition M6 TTL camera. What a Score!!! He found it at OC Camera located in Mission Viejo , California owned and operated by Roozbeh Pirghibi. OC Camera specializes in new and used equipment catering to high end clientele. The owner of the camera kept it in its original package and only took it out of the box to fire the shutter and keep the lubricants from drying up and render the camera inoperable. It has never seen a roll of film.

History behind this camera. In 2000, the Leica Historical Society of America asked for a special edition M camera with black enamel paint. The black paint finish necessitated the return to the brass top and bottom plate. Engraved on the back of the top plate with the LHSA logo and the words “Special Edition” along with a Leica script logo on the top, this M6TTL was the first Leica engraved with the words “Solms Germany”. Six hundred and fifty were made with the .72 viewfinder magnification. The price in 2000, was $2,595. This was the first special edition not associated with an anniversary. Black paint Leica M cameras have always been among the most sought after of all Leicas.

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Could Your Smartphone Replace Your Leica?

Yes, you read that correctly – could your smartphone replace your Leica?

The Panasonic CM1 smartphone is equipped with a Leica DC Elmarit f/2.8 lens and will be available in the US this summer.  Could this be a game changer?

Read more about the CM1 here.

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Photography + Railroad Tracks = Bad Choice

It’s sad that articles such as this have to be written, however how many times have you seen photos where the subject is standing, sitting or even straddling railroad tracks?  With the right lighting and composition, sometimes the first words that come time mind are, “that’s an awesome shot”.  However, have you ever considered how dangerous the practice of shooting around trains really is and especially with the subject physically on the tracks?

As photographer’s, it’s our responsibility to ensure that we abide by all Federal, State and Local Laws and ensure our subjects are safe at all times.  To that end, please click here to read “Why You Should Never, EVER Photograph Subjects on Railroad Tracks” – written by Rangefinder magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Jaqueline Tobin.

San Diego Trolley

Photo courtesy of Gregory A. Simmons Photography

LIMITED EDITION: On Sale Now For Only $22.99

At, we listen to our followers and we’d like to thank Mark Rosales for his brilliant suggestion.

Leica is a brand that only a select few truly appreciate and like Mark said, “the camera alone speaks for itself”.  As a result of his statement, we’ve designed this Limited Edition TShirt that you can only buy HERE.

Once the campaign for this shirt ends, that’s it; no other shirts will be printed and they will them become collectors items.  Don’t wait to order because once the sale ends………..
Leica Camera Shirt

Tips for Overcoming Your Fear of Street Photography

Street Photography can be very intimidating and sometimes, downright scary if you’re used to shooting with a long lens.  With a long lens and a digital camera, you can go virtually undetected, grab your shot and move on.

However, with a Leica that’s outfitted with a 35mm, 40mm or even a 50mm lens, that’s not the case and this is when your confidence and your skills as a photographer are pushed to the limits; yes, Street Photography is both fun and frightening at the same time.

To assist you in moving beyond those fears, click here for some great tips from some well know Street Photographers.

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ON SALE NOW – We Shoot Leica Because It’s An Attitude Custom Designed T-Shirt

We are pleased to announce that our new, custom designed, 100% ringspun cotton, “We Shoot Leica Because It’s An Attitude” T-Shirt is now on sale for only $22.99 – CLICK HERE to purchase yours.

We believe that owning and shooting a Leica is an attitude and there’s no better way to show it, than by wearing this one of a kind, custom designed t-shirt – buy yours today!


We Shoot Leica Because It's An Attitude

We Shoot Leica Because It’s An Attitude


5 easy tips to prepare you for a Photo Walk, Eliminate Calories and having Sustainable Energy!!! Try it, you will be amazed at the results!!!


Checking under the hood


1. Throw out ALL of the junk food from your house. It’s true; if it’s out of sight it will be out of mind, too. (Calories saved = 1500 per day… maybe more as processed food = calories)

2. Increase your fiber intake to 40 grams per day. (Most Americans only get 15.) This will help clean out pounds of “toxic junk” from my digestive system right away AND help you feel full longer. High-fiber foods include: barley, beans (black beans, navy beans, and lima), bran, sprouted grain cereal, peas, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, red potatoes with the skin, broccoli, oatmeal, and apples. You can also use Benefiber in your nutrition shakes which you can find at any grocery store. (Calories saved… 400 a day.) Your stomach will reduce in size and your pants will need a belt.

3. Drop sugar intake to 30 grams or less per day. Sugar causes belly (and body) blubber, it lowers your immune system, and it is highly addictive. Lose it and you’ll lose those pesky cravings, too. (Calories saved… 300 a day.)

4. Easy one to do: Drink a gallon of water a day to help flush your system and improve natural calorie-burning metabolism. If you aren’t properly hydrated you won’t burn the flab as fast as you could. It’s true.

5. Exercise intensely twice a day for 30 to 45 minutes a session. An example would be today, I exercised with weights and tonight I will go on a 30 minute walk/jog on the treadmill. Remember… body blubber is just stored fuel. To burn it, you gotta move! (Calories burned = 600 a day.)

If you do the 5 things listed above, you will improve your health, increase your energy and be able to perform the maneuvers it takes to perform and get the exacting photos during  a photo walk. Let me know what your habits are and how you have improved yourself to prepare for a photo walk.


Joel and Josh Biotrust Nutrition