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Old 05-01-2012   #5051
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Nice one Luke. That looks like Digilux 2 bokeh to me

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Old 05-01-2012   #5052
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Nice one Luke. That looks like Digilux 2 bokeh to me
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It's actually Fuji X100 bokeh
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Old 05-02-2012   #5053
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M4P, Summicron-C, ML-Grip, + black rapid strap. I *really* really love the handling of this combo. It just feels perfect.


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Old 05-02-2012   #5054
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Old 05-02-2012   #5055
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"Pimp my M8" feat.: Leicagoodies sling, 9days.hk matte silver mini soft release, Steve Barnett Thumbie, Aki Asahi #4034 leatherette.

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Old 05-02-2012   #5056
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talking of aki-asahi - this is #4008 on my M9:


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Old 05-02-2012   #5057
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talking of aki-asahi - this is #4008 on my M9:


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(taken with mobile phone, after consummation of a double strong cappucino)
And you've got the 28 Biogon as well! How is the grip with #4008? I find that #4034 makes holding the camera much nicer.
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Old 05-02-2012   #5058
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Sweet looking sebastel!
I have to have a grip on this one on the weekend ;-)

Thinking about having my still broken M7 overhauled and changing the cover to this.
Is it very close to the original Leica Vulcanite (M3 era)?
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Old 05-02-2012   #5059
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i cannot compare to the #4034, but so far, i find it very pleasant. looks and feels a lot like the old vulcanite (like M4, M4-P). it's a big improvement over the original slip-wrapper.

as for the ZM: i use it already for quite a while & i was extremely pleased with it - until the old summilux showed me a handful of "mandler magic". now i am on the search for a similarly gifted 28. but since the ZM is such a nice imager, that's a relaxed and laid-back quest.
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Old 05-02-2012   #5060
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i cannot compare to the #4034, but so far, i find it very pleasant. looks and feels a lot like the old vulcanite (like M4, M4-P).

as for the ZM: i use it already for quite a while & i was extremely pleased with it - until the old summilux showed me a handful of "mandler magic". now i am on the search for a similarly gifted 28. but since the ZM is such a nice imager, that's a relaxed and laid-back quest.
You mentioned the Mandler 28 Elmarit already, didn't you
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You mentioned the Mandler 28 Elmarit already, didn't you
actually i did - i mentioned both. i said:
"this <referring to the summilux> is one of the three lenses that i am still interested in."
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Old 05-03-2012   #5063
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Old 05-03-2012   #5064
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There's nothing like a Mandler!
Strange, eh ?
Everybody seems preaching ASPH lenses, while some seem to have reached zen with the odd ones.
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Old 05-03-2012   #5068
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Not quite mine, but it's mine in my heart. Man, I love playing with the A la Carte Configurator.


Now add a BP hot shoe, BP shutter release collar, a black frame counter (this particularly makes me twirly , especially, as I can't have it on my film Ms) and vulcanite covering as a final touch, making it one of my dream cameras (don't forget the Leicavit though).

Now add a black paint rigid Summicron …

Anybody has a photo of this very camera?
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You prefer the skateboard griptape covering?
No, I just chose the lowest cost covering knowing it would come off immediately in favor of Aki Asahi's real leather.
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Old 05-03-2012   #5070
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No, I just chose the lowest cost covering knowing it would come off immediately in favor of Aki Asahi's real leather.
Good (better) choice. The GripTac is nice but I found out the hard way that it is not very suitable for a Leica M. It is less thick than vulcanite, which is part of the light baffling of the bottom plate with an M camera (or a Barnack).

I had a GripTac covered M3 and it regularly had light leaks along the bottom plate since the GripTac wasn't thick enough to seal the light out.
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Strange, eh ?
Everybody seems preaching ASPH lenses, while some seem to have reached zen with the odd ones.
ASPH lenses are overrated, I much prefer the Mandler designs that came before them. I still have single 24, 35, 50 and 75 in ASPH versions but I've sold off all my others.

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Good (better) choice. The GripTac is nice but I found out the hard way that it is not very suitable for a Leica M. It is less thick than vulcanite, which is part of the light baffling of the bottom plate with an M camera (or a Barnack).

I had a GripTac covered M3 and it regularly had light leaks along the bottom plate since the GripTac wasn't thick enough to seal the light out.
I see your point but have not experienced this on my MP. Maybe the base is a bit tighter on the newer cameras? My MP with the Griptac is 10 years old now though.

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Just put on the 4008 to replace the original. Really love the look and feel. Came super fast (playing with iphone)

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Now add a BP hot shoe, BP shutter release collar, a black frame counter (this particularly makes me twirly , especially, as I can't have it on my film Ms) and vulcanite covering as a final touch, making it one of my dream cameras (don't forget the Leicavit though).

Now add a black paint rigid Summicron …

Anybody has a photo of this very camera?
Hey, that's my camera!!!

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Now add a BP hot shoe, BP shutter release collar, a black frame counter (this particularly makes me twirly , especially, as I can't have it on my film Ms) and vulcanite covering as a final touch, making it one of my dream cameras (don't forget the Leicavit though).

Now add a black paint rigid Summicron …

Anybody has a photo of this very camera?



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Just received this great lens today from member David Murphy


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