Old 11-26-2015   #7481
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This baby just came back.

Is this natural brassing?
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Old 11-27-2015   #7482
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Old 11-28-2015   #7483
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Old 11-28-2015   #7484
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This baby just came back.

Lens looks like a paintjob but i'm afraid not very perfect.....
and the camera has a very strange kind of brassing....
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Old 11-28-2015   #7485
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Usage brassing is near impossible to replicate as it's so irregular. This looks like it's been aged a little. The problem with ageing a repaint is that the brass underneath is always too bright and shiny for the age of the camera that's usually painted ie m2,3 and 4's.
I've only ever seen 2 lenses painted that looked original and they were done by an ex Wetlar employee.
This still looks nice though.
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Old 11-28-2015   #7486
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The lens and camera are both re-painted.
Even it looks exactly like the original, they are still re-painted, no doubt about that.
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Old 11-29-2015   #7487
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People, don't "brass" your rig with sandpaper or a nail file. We can tell. Brass it by using the hell out of it. By product: you might become a great photographer.
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Old 11-29-2015   #7488
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Old 11-29-2015   #7489
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[IMG]IMG_0031 by CW LEE, on Flickr[/IMG]

My M3 finally come back to home

[IMG]M3 by CW LEE, on Flickr[/IMG]
l absolutely love this shot of your M3, love the angle and the fact l had to scroll down ubtil l got to the camera
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Old 11-29-2015   #7490
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For some reason this is one of my most viewed pictures on flickr. Possibly because of the lens attached.

Leica M3 DS (1957) & Voigtlander Nokton Classic 40mm f1.4 by Philip McAllister, on Flickr
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Old 11-29-2015   #7491
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For some reason this is one of my most viewed pictures on flickr. Possibly because of the lens attached.
Aesthetically speaking those Zeiss / Voigtländer lenses with the bright chrome hood bayonet do look well balanced on the chrome bodies - more so than on black bodies unless the hood is attached.
Very versatile fast compact lens the 40 Nokton - it took me a while to get beyond all the internet pros and cons ... and just try one ; glad I did - I really like it.
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Old 11-29-2015   #7492
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Ahhhhh the Rotring 600 (mine is black and brassing nicely)
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Old 11-30-2015   #7493
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Usage brassing is near impossible to replicate as it's so irregular. This looks like it's been aged a little. The problem with ageing a repaint is that the brass underneath is always too bright and shiny for the age of the camera that's usually painted ie m2,3 and 4's.
I've only ever seen 2 lenses painted that looked original and they were done by an ex Wetlar employee.
This still looks nice though.
As I'm thinking of repainting mine, I stopped and read this post. Then I saw something out of the corner of my eye, behind you. Some non-descript mountain -- wait a minute, Mt. Everest, and Nuptse.
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Old 12-01-2015   #7494
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Old 12-01-2015   #7495
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As I'm thinking of repainting mine, I stopped and read this post. Then I saw something out of the corner of my eye, behind you. Some non-descript mountain -- wait a minute, Mt. Everest, and Nuptse.
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Old 12-01-2015   #7496
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Ahhhhh the Rotring 600 (mine is black and brassing nicely)
You mean like this one Nick ;-)

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Old 12-03-2015   #7497
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Old 12-04-2015   #7498
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Like the bag, Dirk
Thanks, I brought it home from a trip to France a few years back. I believe they are not made any longer.
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Old 12-04-2015   #7499
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Old 12-05-2015   #7500
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Crazy night in Bangkok , I lost that little rubber plug on my M6ttl (under the film advance lever) and then somehow I ended up with 2 Leica SL's..... I guess you win some and lose some.

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Old 12-05-2015   #7501
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Crazy night in Bangkok , I lost that little rubber plug on my M6ttl (under the film advance lever) and then somehow I ended up with 2 Leica SL's..... I guess you win some and lose some.

Cheers, michael
If you're lucky you might be able to trade of of those SL's for a new rubber plug for your M6ttl!

I love the wear on your M6 btw. Beautiful.
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Crazy night in Bangkok , I lost that little rubber plug on my M6ttl (under the film advance lever) and then somehow I ended up with 2 Leica SL's..... I guess you win some and lose some.

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Ah... you mostly won on that one.
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Old 12-06-2015   #7504
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Old 12-06-2015   #7505
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No, it is a Leica M6 TTL "Øresundsbron".
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Old 12-06-2015   #7507
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What film does that M-E take?
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Haha wrong forum! :P
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Mine isn't quite that impressive yet... I'm writing a thesis next year, so hopefully it'll get there

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You mean like this one Nick ;-)

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No MP Hammertone owners here? To me, that's the most beautiful finish ever made.
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What film does that M-E take?
That's not really fair. The thread was created before the M8 existed. And then moved into the film camera forum later.
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That's not really fair. The thread was created before the M8 existed. And then moved into the film camera forum later.
I know - I was around back then too - I was just joking a bit with the man ... hence the
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You went thru every single post?
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Old 12-08-2015   #7515
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Nice, I like to see an M6 here now and then!
I just bought another early M6, the pull is strong! I like my M2 and M4 but I do miss a meter and I think out of all M's the M6 is the best all rounder. It came with a ZM 50 planar to match up with my biogon C 35 so I'm looking forward to seeing some results.
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Old 12-09-2015   #7518
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You should try the M6TTL... The bigger shutter speed dial make all the difference.

IMO the best all round M camera.

The M7 is great but the electronic shutter timing may be a long term Achilles heal.
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Crazy night in Bangkok , I lost that little rubber plug on my M6ttl (under the film advance lever) and then somehow I ended up with 2 Leica SL's..... I guess you win some and lose some.

Cheers, michael
That lens looks huuuuuuge, but congrats on the find in any case ;-)

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Since 7 years in use.
Very pretty! This is my user 50mm as well, love the lens but I sometimes wished, Leica would have gone the whole distance and removed the useless lens hood along the way as well (nice to have but most of the time it's just sitting there and doing nothing).

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When the M-E was out new I didn't like the battleship grey color but the more I see these, the more I like it. I finally get how it can be a really nice looking M.

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Mine isn't quite that impressive yet... I'm writing a thesis next year, so hopefully it'll get there
A thesis will work nicely on that patina ;-)
Keep the pen and use it - they usually die hard and just keep getting prettier each year of use.
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Wow. What a thread, it took me about 6 months to get to the end!
So many wonderful M's - so much drool!

Here is my humble addition - unfortunately the lens + finder are an xmas present so they go under the tree until xmas. I did sneak in a few "test" shots though.

M6 + 21 SA.

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