The point and shoot Leica
Yes, there is such a camera. I was lucky enough to happen upon such a camera over a month ago, while we were enjoying Sunday Streets in the Dog Patch. A gentleman was having a sidewalk sale, I spied a few cameras and the cute little Leica caught my eye. He gave it to me for a song.
The camera is the Leica AF-C1. It’s Leica’s first point and shoot, dual lens and pretty much automatic everything. It’s compact and light. Perfect for street shooting, or just fun little snapshots when you don’t really want to lug around your heavy DSLR or Medium Format cameras. The Leica AF-C1 is now always in my camera bag. Perfect for when I want to take casual snapshots. The camera takes a 6V lithium battery (2CR5), kind of a pain to find, but I found it on the interwebs and stocked up. So far, the battery has lasted and still working.
The photos below are taken with Kodak Portra 400 35mm. I think they are decent in exposure, but at times while shooting , the camera craved more light. I now have a roll of Fuji 800Z loaded and I look forward to seeing how those photos turn out. My prediction is the 800iso may be the magic number for the lovely Leica AF-C1.