Old 02-22-2016   #7601
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Griptac is awesome. I have it on my Nikon F in black.
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Old 02-22-2016   #7602
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Old 02-22-2016   #7603
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I think you're suffocating your MP with all the protective casing and band-aids

Let it breathe!

Love the clean look though.
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Old 03-02-2016   #7604
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midland vs. wetzlar
Can someone educate me why so many people gasp when they see this combo? That's a chrome M4-P made in Canada and an M4 made in Wetzlar, right? They are beautiful, don't get me wrong, but not exactly exotic cameras, unless I am missing something here?
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Can someone educate me why so many people gasp when they see this combo? That's a chrome M4-P made in Canada and an M4 made in Wetzlar, right? They are beautiful, don't get me wrong, but not exactly exotic cameras, unless I am missing something here?
Lenses, lenses, lenses...
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Old 03-02-2016   #7606
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Yes, the lenses are both special. The M2 version of the Summilux 35mm "steel rim" is rare, although it is very unclair how rare. Can anybody shine some light on that?

The Summicron 35mm v4 in chrome is made in Germany. Most of these lenses are black and are made in Canada.

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Old 03-02-2016   #7607
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i just thought they look good side by side (the camera on the right is an M2 btw), they display some canadian and some german heritage, are similar but still all different. although the plain M4-P brasstop in chrome and 'non-anniversary' is quite very rarely seen nowdays, anniversaries, or zinc-top chrome are more common.

for the summilux V1 i remember i read somewhere that approx. 1700-1900 chrome steel rim lenses (M2 type) exist (will double check when i find the source), M2-style and black mantled steel-rim type even less 80-100 pcs or so. most steel-rim v1 were M3 type with goggles.

the chrome V4 summicron was only made in a lower 4digit quantity during the nineties as far as i remember.
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Old 03-02-2016   #7608
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[quote=maitani;2590206

i read somewhere that approx. 1700-1900 chrome steel rim lenses (M2 type) exist [/quote]


All I know is that numbers exist starting with 173[....], 177[....], 178[....], 206[....] and 216[....]. Most often seen is 177[....].

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Old 03-02-2016   #7609
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Old 03-05-2016   #7610
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I have a thing for the 35mm pre ASPH Summilux.
M4-2 with 35mm f1.4 version II pre ASPH Summilux.
M3 double stroke wth 35mm f1.4 version I steel rim pre ASPH Summilux.
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Old 03-07-2016   #7611
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My Summaron arrived after being in the mail for more than a month (from Austria).

My current, "perfect" kit



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Old 03-08-2016   #7612
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Whammo!

Just arrived, my "accidental" M5 purchase. Just after I said I didn't need two film Ms, now I have two film Ms again (and a digital! Help me!).

Looking forward to using the beast.

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Old 03-09-2016   #7614
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Congrats on the M5. I know the feeling.
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Congrats on the M5. I know the feeling.
Thanks! It was one of those "I'm definitely not going to win with this bid" moments on eBay. I expected it to be in considerably more worn condition based on the photos and description, but I was pleasantly surprised at how easily it cleaned up. May need a CLA, not sure yet, but I'm going to shoot a few rolls through it to test it out.

At least it will for sure get used.
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Old 03-12-2016   #7616
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This funny looking camera just got here.



So weird looking. So impractical. And I love that. I shall call him the Pale Man (Pan's Labyrinth reference).
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Weird looking, but beautiful!

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Weird looking, but beautiful!

Erik.
Yes, it's really funny yet beautiful in its own twisted way. I get startled a little every time this thing gets in my view because I guess I'm so used to seeing regular Ms. It's a different feeling from RF-less Barnacks or RF window blocked-ff M1. This simply throws you off a little and I love it. Maybe someone's gonna ask me on the street "is that Fuji X-E2??"

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Old 03-12-2016   #7619
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[IMG]H 214 #7 Joe's black paint M3 by T&T and Mr B Abrahamsson, on Flickr[/IMG]

Leica M3. black paint, 1961. Used to belong to Mary Ellen Mark. She gave it to her assistant who in turn traded it to me in the early 80's. Interestingly enough, it was converted to take the Leica M Winder and Rapidwinder. I sold it to a friend in the e early 90's. Now needs a shutter repair.
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Old 03-12-2016   #7620
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What a life that M3 has had! Tom, you lucky dog!
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[IMG]H 214 #7 Joe's black paint M3 by T&T and Mr B Abrahamsson, on Flickr[/IMG]

Leica M3. black paint, 1961. Used to belong to Mary Ellen Mark. She gave it to her assistant who in turn traded it to me in the early 80's. Interestingly enough, it was converted to take the Leica M Winder and Rapidwinder. I sold it to a friend in the e early 90's. Now needs a shutter repair.
Did you get it back?
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Old 03-17-2016   #7624
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Hey Tom, remember me asking you about my difficult rewinding M2 when we were in Tokyo last year? Yes, well I never did send it in for a CLA. I didn't want to be without a camera, so this weekend I ended up buying a second M2 to use while I get my old one fixed. Four rolls through and the one one seems to be pulling it's weight. Time to ship off the old one.

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Old 03-19-2016   #7625
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Leica M5, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 pre asph steel rim (full aperture), Tmax400.

Leica M2 button rewind black. This one belonged to Inge Morath, not as great a photographer as Mary Ellen Mark.

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Relatively new to me beautiful black repaint M2 purchased here, and summilux 35mm pre asph with Gordy strap.
An absolute joy to use.

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Relatively new to me beautiful black repaint M2 purchased here, and summilux 35mm pre asph with Gordy strap.
An absolute joy to use.

[IMG]Leica M2 black repaint & Summilux 35mm 1.4 PreAsph by john m, on Flickr[/IMG]
What else could one possibly need! 😀😀
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M4 + Summaron was my very first leica kit.
still have the Summaron but replaced the M4 with an M2

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Since Maggie up above post 7641 has My 35 Summaron, I finally decided to get another years later ...



a teeny tiny sloooow lens the 35 3,5 summaron on a trusty old M5
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still have the Summaron but replaced the M4 with an M2
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Relatively new to me beautiful black repaint M2 purchased here, and summilux 35mm pre asph with Gordy strap.
An absolute joy to use.

[IMG]Leica M2 black repaint & Summilux 35mm 1.4 PreAsph by john m, on Flickr[/IMG]
Looking good John and glad it went to a good home,
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a teeny tiny sloooow lens the 35 3,5 summaron on a trusty old M5
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Nice little lens. I have one and don't mind the sloooow-ness one bit. I like sharp lenses and this one doesn't disappoint.
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So weird looking. So impractical. And I love that. I shall call him the Pale Man (Pan's Labyrinth reference).
Looks excellent
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yes William, I must Agree
the 3.5 35 summaron is Special
i love the 35 framelines on the M5 , like 'Her' BIG

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New old stock Leica M6 classic. When it arrived the low speeds started out erratic but they smoothed out and now all speeds are sounding like they should. Ran a roll through it yesterday and developed it. First scan looks promising.



This camera sat in a box on a self in a store since the 80's. From the first batch made ( 1984 ).
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