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I have started a Leica M4-2 Blog, all welcome to view!
Old 07-03-2006   #1
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I have started a Leica M4-2 Blog, all welcome to view!

My first foray into web blogging!

I have recently purchased a Leica M4-2, here is my experience with using it and pictures and text will be updated monthly.

Regards to all,

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http://leica-m4-2.blogspot.com/



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Old 07-03-2006   #2
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Old 07-04-2006   #3
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This is just silly - David Douglas Duncan, who is one of the few photographers that Leitz ever gave a custom serial number to (serial number M3D), was famous for using non-Leitz glass. From his book <i>Great Treasures of the Kremlin</i> "All of the photographs were taken on Kodachrome with two Leica M3D cameras fitted with Canon, Nikkor and Zeiss-Biogon lenses."

Enjoy your Canon lense. The link to history is one of the enjoyable things about using mechanical cameras like the M4-2.
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Old 07-04-2006   #4
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Likewise, Winogrand used the Canon 28s ...

plenty of great lenses out there, many of them bear the Leica name, and many of them do not ;-)
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Old 07-04-2006   #5
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Thanks Guys,
I have already started using my "dream" lens, the Canon 50mm F1.2 which arrived early last Saturday. I have psoted some photos in the gallery already. I am very happy with the quality and balance of this lens. I have not had time to thoroughly test it yet ie: try it wide open at F1.2 but by early results, it looks very sharp. Perhaps I've been a bit lucky with this example.
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Old 07-04-2006   #6
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Fluff,

If you search the gallery, you will find that fellow member Mackinaw has some shots made with his 50/1.2.

From what I've seen, the OOF look at wide open is quite unique (I like it). Another Canon lens to try, when you get around to it, is the Canon 50/1.5 (sonnar design) LTM.

Canon made some wonderful lenses in LTM.

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Great blog, even for us M4-P owners

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Old 07-04-2006   #8
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Nice blog Fluffthecat,

Don't get the lens purists under your skin. I own a Leica M3 and most of the time I am using the Canon 50 f1.4 on an adapter and a 35 f2.5 Skoper from Voightlander. Cool photos.

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niiiice. the canon 25mm is what koudelka used for 'gypsies' and lots of other stuff.
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Funny... I decided to google my blog and found the first blog (the one I picked up when the domain became available).

So, folks, this is now my blog, feel free to click on it (as some of you may have done already).
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Just took a peek. Those are some beautiful back lit photos. What film was used?
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Wow... sorry about the shamefully late reply, Huss! A lot of the photographs from 2016 were made with Kenmere ISO 100 (the inexpensive Ilford), or with APX ISO 400. When it comes to metering, I used a nice, reliable Sekonic L-86 that's been kicking about since the mid sixties, thanks to its nice selenium cell.

Take another peek at my blogs... and don't hesitate to leave comments!
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Just started reading through your blog and hopefully you're still active on RFF and will see this.
First off, I love your B&W photographs.
Second, I love Spain and spend a good deal of time there and recognise a few of your landmarks. I'm looking forward to returning in October for a couple of months.
And lastly, it seems the first few posts I've read have been shot on a M4-P.. how are you finding using it and do you still use your M4-2 as well?
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He last updated his blog in March 2019, so it's still active after all these years. Maybe he will see these new messages!
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