Old 12-10-2015   #7481
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Jeez,

I want another M3 so bad...

I miss the smaller, lighter feel of a film M that my M8 just doesn't accommodate.

But then again... I do not miss loading rolls onto spools for developing...
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Old 12-10-2015   #7482
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Old 12-10-2015   #7483
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For some reason my browser closes every time o try to add a link or photo...

But here's a link to my M8 on Instagram.

https://instagram.com/p/-uX-iHr8ZN/
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For some reason my browser closes every time o try to add a link or photo...

But here's a link to my M8 on Instagram.

https://instagram.com/p/-uX-iHr8ZN/
The new leather looks great! I do dig a stealthed-out black chrome Leica.
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That 21mm + finder is a fantastic Xmas present for sure Michael!
It is mostly from me to me, but my folks chipped in. I had to sell my 50v3 cron to fund it - but I didn't really get along with it.

The waiting is killing me!!!!!!!!!
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That beat-up M6 is a beauty!
I like it - but at first I didn't realise how much attention it would get. It's actually not beat-up, it's just been used a lot. There are no dents or deep gauges, just buttery smooth enjoyment (rewind excluded). More close ups from a thread I started a while back http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...d.php?t=146044
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I like it - but at first I didn't realise how much attention it would get. It's actually not beat-up, it's just been used a lot. There are no dents or deep gauges, just buttery smooth enjoyment (rewind excluded). More close ups from a thread I started a while back http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...d.php?t=146044
Surprised that thread didn't catch on harder! I like it.
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Old 12-10-2015   #7489
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Better go walk your pooch! I've got 3 dogs at home, and the word "walk" is forbidden in small talk... It evokes a rather ecstatic response from the peanut gallery.

Good lookin rig!
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Old 12-10-2015   #7490
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u huh !
we say 'W' but it's the body language and the keys, boots, jackets, leicas etc that really give it away.

i'm just trying out the MR4 for it's first roll.
it's consistent so far, but consistently two stops out ... eg: i set the ASA dial to 100 and i get good results for 400 ASA.

i'll get inside it and turn some little screws one day.

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At the risk of making matters worse: is the M5 really that big, or is something else going on here?
this was interesting ( well, interesting to a film-nerd anyway ) to discover : these two top-of-the-line 70s tanks are built to exactly the same width. the M5 is a shade skinnier front to back but swapping between them shows a real consistency of feel in my big, dumb hands. it's tempting to think that Leitz took the dimensions of their nemesis ( the F which is just a mm or two less broad than this F2 ) as an acceptable frame to 'work within' as they spent most of the 60s figuring out how to cram a TTL meter into an M.

food for thought ?



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I like it - but at first I didn't realise how much attention it would get. It's actually not beat-up, it's just been used a lot. There are no dents or deep gauges, just buttery smooth enjoyment (rewind excluded). More close ups from a thread I started a while back http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...d.php?t=146044



It's definitely been handled a lot.
My TTL shows the same wear patterns. It's just 15 years newer.
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Finally, I got an Elmar for it and now it is ready for outdoors fun:

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this was interesting ( well, interesting to a film-nerd anyway ) to discover : these two top-of-the-line 70s tanks are built to exactly the same width. the M5 is a shade skinnier front to back but swapping between them shows a real consistency of feel in my big, dumb hands. it's tempting to think that Leitz took the dimensions of their nemesis ( the F which is just a mm or two less broad than this F2 ) as an acceptable frame to 'work within' as they spent most of the 60s figuring out how to cram a TTL meter into an M.

food for thought ?



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Taller than an F2 - I see! I just bought one those (F2S) so now I have a frame of reference - thanks!
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Old 12-12-2015   #7494
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That F2 looks very nice, I bought one of those new in '73 and the meter is very sensitive , actually it was the first finder with LEDs I think . I had the DE-1 finder at first but changed it for the metered one , should have kept it though as an additional finder .
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Old 12-12-2015   #7495
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the haggard looking F2 with DP1 arrived last week from japan.
it cost me all of $26 + $20 postage so i'm enjoying lugging it around this week and running a test roll thru it. i appreciate being able to get closer to my subject ( well, okay .. my dog. it is a test roll after all ) than with an RF and i love the fact that the rewind button on the F2 allows you to cock the shutter for double exposures without the gymnastics needed on the M5 ( i do love my double exposures ).

and yes the meter is very nice. this body has inaccurate 1, 1/2 and 1/4 speeds but i can honestly say that i've never used those speeds on any camera in my life so it's no great loss. i'll take the escapement out and give it a soak when i get the time.

the M5 just goes everywhere with me usually with a Canon 1.4 on it.

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M6 with a bunch of M3-style parts and a black dot

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Old 12-16-2015   #7498
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Old 12-16-2015   #7500
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Those new levers look really nice bud! Your classic stealthy now!
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Old 12-17-2015   #7501
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Old 12-17-2015   #7502
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That's a beautiful M2, and the Summaron is a great lens to pair with it. I've got 2 black paint M4's, but now I've got the itch for a BP M2...and with it the price goes up...
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P.S. If you're looking to sell your BP M2, Erik...I sometimes have the cash...ha.
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Old 12-22-2015   #7505
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What a very pretty M2 BP Erik!
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Old 12-22-2015   #7506
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What a very pretty M2 BP Erik!
Thank you, Dirk, the camera was once owned by a Magnum photographer.

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Old 12-22-2015   #7507
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Old 12-22-2015   #7510
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Istvan, I always enjoy your product shots of Leica gear ;-)

As I finished my 35/1.2 with some magic grease from Japan today (it finally has the buttery smooth focusing action mine never had from the factory), I made a quick size comparison of some of my favorite 35mm lenses while it was raining (the filter is gone after a few first test shots out this night - it reacts really badly with the 35/1.2 and bright lights - have to find a nice lens hood now, not a fan of the standard screw on lens hood):

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That hood. So cool and stylish, alas it's made of rare unicorn tears. Glad to see it's being used though!
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Nice 35s Dirk,
Interesting to see three different takes on a fast 35, that infinity lock lux is tiny!
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That hood. So cool and stylish, alas it's made of rare unicorn tears. Glad to see it's being used though!
As a matter of fact I bought two of them when they were introduced (accidentally) when their prices where not as outrageous as they are now.
When I received the second sample, I was made aware that these actually are part of a limited production run (often said to be just 500). I decided to keep the second one unused in the box while using this one as its meant to be.

Leica forgot to paint the index dot on this one, making it even more rare


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Nice 35s Dirk,
Interesting to see three different takes on a fast 35, that infinity lock lux is tiny!
It is indeed a marvel how Leica managed to put so much in such a tiny lens - probably the smallest 35/1.4 ever made of any system.
It has it's downsides though - which curiously are seen as it's upsides by people who love them (myself included) ;-)
I find it impressive how seriously large the Voigtländer 35/1.2 really is.
The entire optical cell is huuuuge, extending even partly in excess of the lens mount.
The focus mount of the lens is quite substantially built on this one with one really massive main brass tube as the central part taking the heavy work from the heavy optical cell and moving parts.
It is a beautifully engineered lens - if Cosina would have used machined brackets instead of the steel stampings it would even be downright engineering jewelry but the metal sheet stampings do the job just fine in this case.
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@Deardorff38: very nice MP indeed and a great match with the 21mm as well.
It seems to see good use in your hands - any photographs to share?
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This beauty just arrived today. I decided to sell my M6 classic and get an M6ttl because I am used to the bigger shutter speed dial and the slightly different meter. I decided to "splurge" and get the black paint millennium, I have a black dot on its way from DAG and my A&A strap just arrived. I plan on taking this camera tomorrow down to Miami Beach (not on the actual beach) and shoot some Velvia 50 and hang out.

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