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What body do you use? M / LTM
Old 4 Weeks Ago   #1
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What body do you use? M / LTM

What body do you use? M / LTM
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Camera (RF) #2 : BP Leica iii
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Canon 50/1.2 LTM (REALLY WANT TO SELL IT)

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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #2
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I personally use LTM for various reasons
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Camera (RF) #1 : Kiev 4 (don't use it)
Lens : Jupiter 8m 50/2

Camera (RF) #2 : BP Leica iii
Lenses : Summicron 50/2 Collapsible LTM
Summaron 35/3.5 LTM
Canon 50/1.2 LTM (REALLY WANT TO SELL IT)

Camera (TLR) #3 : Rolleiflex K4A

Camera (RF) #4 : Leica IF
Lenses : Voigtlander Color Skopar 21/4 LTM
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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #3
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Left LTM as soon as I was able to afford M. The reason - no frame lines and two windows to juggle to frame and focus 35 mm lens.
But still enjoying few times per year my LTM FED-2 and wouldn't mind Contax with 50 1.5, after I burned hole in the FED-2 curtain with 50 1.5.
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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #4
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I frequently use the Bessa R...so is it an LTM with the handling of an M? Am I a closted M user?
I also have an M 6 but the last few times I traveled I took the R
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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #5
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Mainly an M user (M4BP, M4-P, M5) but I still have my If, which is glued to a wide angle (21/4 SA nowadays) and great for motorcycle/bicycle ride as I don't have to deal with vibrations and bumps much.
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@ jusxusfanatic:

I suppose you have annoyed a couple of people when you deleted your very recent thread.
You got there decent serious answers and very useful tips, by at least three* persons.
The fact that you deleted the thread in question is actually offending, and at least I consider your manners inacceptable.

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Alexander, don't judge the guy too hard for his lack of forum etiquette. He's 15 years old. Let's be happy that he wants to be a member of this group!
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I was on the verge of buying LTM Leica's for multiple years until I finally said "screw it" and sprung for a M3. After using multiple lesser rangefinders (partially joking), I couldn't be happier with my decision. I've had my M3 for close to 6 months now and I shoot it daily.
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Mostly M (M3, M2, MDa, MD-2, Bessa-T) but I do have a Canon VI-T that comes out every now and then.
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Use an M7. Alternate between a 35 and 50 lens.
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Both,

I prefer the size and feel of a Barnack as my travel partner

I prefer my M8's CCD to developing film.
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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #12
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I use LTM because:
- I could afford it, and it lets me use great LTM lenses, which can also be adapted to an M body in the future
- I like small cameras (I have small hands)
- I like the look and feel of Barnack cameras - old tech, and classy
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My daily camera is a M4-P which I love, with a 28mm lens.
I also have a FED-2 but don't use it much, I find it a little bit quirky to use, but would like to try other LTMs.
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another both here!

I like Ms a lot and shoot an M3 and an M6, but I also shoot a 1f, which I like very much, and find it matches the ltm 21mm Color Skopar perfectly!
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The LTMs always seemed overly arduous to load and use.
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The poll can be a little confusing. I have all kinds of LTM bodies but my only M-mount camera is not an M body. So I'll vote LTM.
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Michael, it's definitely something you get better at with time.

Especially if you have a few extra take up spools to prime a few rolls for loading.
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Both. In LTM I mostly use a Nicca III-S, and a Nicca 5L lever wind. Sometimes a black Leica II. I like these bodies because they are small and fit in a pocket.

M3 for the other times. I like this body for the big, easy viewfinder.
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Both M and LTM. Leica M6, MD-2, and Canon P.
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Not a weenie. Use what is right for you.

These days I mostly use a pair of IIIc's. Maybe it's a season of life thing. They are small, fit in a pocket and I almost always carry one. If it's something important then I will use a Leica M or Nikon F but I am just a casual hobbyist and the IIIc fits me. It's also been quite liberating to spend ten years not using/carrying a light meter. Use what works for you. Joe
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It's all M-mounts for me. M4, M6, Zeiss ZM Ikon, CLE and GXR M.
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M mount here, Bessa R2. I enjoyed the original R but upgraded when it broke.
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Both.

Lately it has been my Leica 3 because it is easy to carry it in the pocket with the Elmar 50. But, if I am working indoors then I carry the Bessa R for the obvious reasons.

But that will pass and I'll be back to the M-A and the ZI. Again, the ZI usually gets the indoor nod.
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Both, my III with 50mm Elmar Red Scale fits in any pocket and goes with me a lot of days.

My M2 with it's 50mm Summicron is an amazing machine but its size means it won't fit in a pocket therefore only goes with me when I'm carrying a bag of some kind.
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Both. Depends on what I feel like grabbing before I walk out the door.
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Bessa R with cv lenses and M7 with crons.
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IIIf, Canon 28 f/2.8, 50 f/1.8, & 135 f3.5

MP, 28 f/2.8 Elmarit-M ASPH & 50 f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH plus CV15 f/4.5

The MP gets more use, but I also love the IIIf ; )

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Michael, it's definitely something you get better at with time.

Especially if you have a few extra take up spools to prime a few rolls for loading.
I'm sure you do. On the other hand, I believe Leica just made it better with time, and it turned into an M...
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I couldn't vote. No "both" option.
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Alexander, don't judge the guy too hard for his lack of forum etiquette. He's 15 years old. Let's be happy that he wants to be a member of this group!
Oh wow really? He's only 15 eh? No wonder his lack of etiquette of just disappearing when he contacted me saying he was interested in buying something from me and then pissing off with no reply on whatsapp. (On a buysell forum in HK)
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Depends. Both or neither. Mostly M, occasionally LTM. Plus medium format. The poll assumes a binary world but camera systems are much more vast (and more fun as a result).
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I frequently use the Bessa R...so is it an LTM with the handling of an M? Am I a closted M user?
I also have an M 6 but the last few times I traveled I took the R
The R is lighter, right?

In terms of Leica, I have the IIIf and I use it. Just put a roll through it over the weekend in fact. I also have a Bessa R - it speeds things up and I like it, but it is still LTM. The only M mount camera I have is a Bessa T and I hardly use it. One thing I don't have any M lenses.
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Both!

Ms for practically everyday use

LTMs for when I feel like slowing down the process a bit more
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Both. 2 M's & 2 LTM's.
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Alexander, don't judge the guy too hard for his lack of forum etiquette. He's 15 years old. Let's be happy that he wants to be a member of this group!

He did it AGAIN.

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Both. If I know I may have to shoot quickly in uneven light, it will be an M with metering. If I think I'll have time to work more deliberately, a pair of IIIa cameras with 35 Elmar, 50 Summar, and 90 Elmar. In black and white, the older non-coated lenses are a treat.
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