Max Montgomery is a British photographer who now lives in New York. He has shot for numerous magazines including Vogue Italia, Marie Claire, Town and Country, and Sunday Times. Some of his advertising clients include Jitrois, Cavalli, HK Intimates, Lot78, Edge o’ Beyond, and Rohmir. Max recently had the opportunity to test the new Leica S (Typ 007). Below, he shares his thoughts and impressions on the camera. In the above video, which was shot with the Leica S video function, get a behind-the-scenes look at Max’s photo shoot and see the full video capabilities of the Leica S.
Q: You had the chance to try one of the first Leica S (Typ 007). Had you been shooting with a previous model Leica S before?
A: Yes. I’ve had one for a couple of years. Let me say, first off, that the Leica S (Typ 007) is the best camera I’ve ever used in my life.
Q: How does it compare to the previous models?
A: The old camera was amazing too, but the problem was that it was a little too slow. It was easy to miss some moments. You miss a lot on the old S. For static portraits it was fantastic, but it wasn’t quite fast enough for motion photography. I like to capture things in movement so that was really important for me.