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Old 01-03-2009   #481
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Leicaflex SL, the second SLR made by Leitz with TTL spot metering.

This particular SL is one of the 1000 SL cameras made to commemorate 1972 Olympic Game at Germany


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Leicaflex SL MOT, the first motor driven SLR manufactured by Leitz; differ from regular SL in external appearance by without self-timer. This one is one of the 1080 SL MOT manufactured by Leitz.



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Old 01-03-2009   #483
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Leicaflex SL2, the latest and the best mechanical SLR made by Leitz.

The particular SL2 is one of the 1750 cameras made to commemorate 50th anniversary of Leica.


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Old 01-03-2009   #484
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Leicaflex SL2 MOT, a modified SL2 version for fitting with motor drive, with no self-timer. This one is one of the 1020 camera made for this purpose.


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Old 01-03-2009   #485
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Old 01-04-2009   #487
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My collection #6...

Leica R3, the first Leitz electronic SLR manufactured in Portugal.


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Old 01-04-2009   #488
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Leica R3 MOT, last Leitz SLR that need separate body for motor-drive/winder attachment.


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Old 01-04-2009   #489
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Leica R3 safari, in charming khaki color


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Nikon FM2 ready for battle
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Leica R4


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Old 01-04-2009   #492
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Leica R4s, my copy is a mod 2 version which has improved electronics


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All tricked out...
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All tricked out...

Here's my F in "1968 journalism" mode...

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keeping the T mood!
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The Black one!
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Here's my F in "1968 journalism" mode...

Not yet, here come another collection of mine #11...

Leica R5, the first model with OTL feature


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Old 01-05-2009   #497
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My good friend from the seventies! - FT2......the whiskey's pretty good too! Cheers, Dave.
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Old 01-05-2009   #498
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My collection #12...

Leica R6.2, return of mechanical camera since R3 in 70's.



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Leica R7, this particular set is one of the 250 R7 "Partner-Aktion Deutschland 1996" cameras issued to commemorate combine of East and West Germany




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Old 01-05-2009   #501
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hks3sgte, that is a nice selection of Canons; especially that nice early FTb. I recently traded an EOS A2E & a 35-135 zoom for my second FTbN - that is MUCH nicer than my old one - and a 35/2 chrome nose. It's funny as I had sold that lens to him & regretted it

I find I turn to that combo quite often right now as it's so solid & reliable. Good meter, too!

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Old 01-06-2009   #502
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Leica R8, the first model that deviate from the external appearance set by R4 in 1980.


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Old 01-06-2009   #503
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Praktica MTL50

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Another R8 in black chrome


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Old 01-06-2009   #505
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Man those R8/R9 are so gorgeous. Some people think they're ugly... If my DSLR looked like that I'd be stoked.
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Second the vote on the R8s.
Great, unique design. They seem a bit unwieldy and heavy (compared to my Digilux 3), but I'd be willing to give 'em a try!
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Old 01-06-2009   #507
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Leica R8 with DMR, a digital face-lift

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Man those R8/R9 are so gorgeous. Some people think they're ugly... If my DSLR looked like that I'd be stoked.
Ah, yes. The Hunchback of Solms. ;-)

I really like my R8. The ergonomics truly are first rate. All of the controls are in the exact right place. You could run this camera with your eyes closed. It also happens to be one nice looking piece of gear.

I only have a few complaints.

The shutter speed dial turns far too easily and will change settings unless you are carefull. I often lock it down with a piece of gaffers tape.

The R8 is a little on the heavy side, especially with the Winder. It's a lot of mass to quickly raise to your eye, even with a 35 or 50.

It's a rather bulky camera and you really need the Winder to get the most out of it. Even something like an SL looks trim in comparison. It dwarfs something like an R6.2, so it's not exactly an additional camera you toss in the bag without much of a thought.

The viewfinder is the brightest around, but I really wish the eye piece was round like on a Nikon F or the new S2. Eyes are round, not square... But then again this is a complaint I have about almost all cameras out there...

I wish the Winder used AA batteries, instead of the much more expensive CR2(?). You can get an additional battery pack, but it adds bulk and weight.

The matrix meter is pretty good, but starting to show its age, especially in comparison to something like Nikon's 1005 point RGB metering system, which is pretty close to sorcery.

No serious weathersealing. So, far no problems, but it is something you need to keep in mind under severe conditions.

But never the less it is a great camera and I really enjoy it.
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Motor drive and winder for Leica R8

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I'm new here, I actually like SLRs . This is one of my favorite toys, acquired about 25 years ago.
I always wanted an F with an action finder. How bright is the image with one of those?
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An SL with Elmarit 180 getting ready for Taipei. Note the authentic Zenit strap!

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Zeiss Ikon Contarex Bulleye I with Carl Zeiss Planar 1:2/50 lens


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Ah, Contarex. Now we're talking! I need to get a shot of my Contaflex to match it

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Contarex Bulleye II with legendary Biogon 1:4.5 f=21mm and Zeiss Ikon 435 finder. Bulleye II differs from Bulleye I in having a slot at the back of the camera for plastic insert to record data on film, besides, the meter indicator also have different shapes.


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I haven't seen a pic of a Pentax for a while. Here's the K20D with the 21mm pancake lens.

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I love the setup K20D + Da21 for walking in the highlands of scotland!
Great camera! Chris, you should try the DA35 lens and the FA135 (if you not yet tried it). Leica lens feeling!

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Zeiss Ikon Contarex Special with waist level finder and Carl Zeiss Planar 1:1.4/55mm. The same model used by Edward White in American's first space walk from Gemini capsule on 3rd June 1965.


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Holy Cr*p. A ZI nut's holy grail of SLR's. That thing is gorgeous. Please tell me you take it out and _USE_ it to really make pictures? That thing is too nice to be a shelf queen. OK, preferably with a prism rather than the WLF, but still...

I just can't help but imagine how I'd like to take a special & that lens or a 35/2 Distagon out for a day of just burning Plus-X.

Time to stop blathering, I guess. Thanks for sharing these even if they bring out the fool in me

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Here come the Zeiss Ikon Contarex Special with eye-level prism and a Carl Zeiss Distagon 1:2.8/25mm. I did take pictures with these Contarex cameras including the Special, ... great pictures with them.


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