Old 01-25-2017   #6841
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On the inside front cover of his book "Proof" there is a bag shot with I think 4 BP M4s, one has a 35mm pre-asph, another a 21mm SA. (I think the others are a 50mm cron and a 28mm elmarit, but I'm not sure)

Just looked at my copy of Proof ... yep and a Leica SLR.
I`ve been talking about getting a 21 SA for as long as I can remember .... maybe this year
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Old 01-25-2017   #6842
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Gabor,

Hope youíll reunite with your M4 soon. 35 Pre-ASPH Lux is a lens Iíve never owned. Iíd really love to one day. I so wish it could be modified to focus down to 0.7m like v1 (too expensive for me). This is my first SA, it is built like tank.


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My personal fav (just visually) with black paint Leica is polished silver lens like SA 21/4 above or Option Sonnar. I know both I mentioned are not made by Leica but they sure look nice together. Nice 8-element Cron you got there. I had it once with marks on lens. Loved the overall rendition but it was a little too hazy/dreamy due to the condition . Iíd love to try a clean copy one day.


Michael,

Maybe one day Iíll try the 3.4 version as well. I do like original SA for its LTM compatibility and small/common filter size. Iíve taken some test shots on film at Leica Store SF borrowing their lens, and that came out nicely.


Travis,

Great combo you got there and cool background story. I was testing the water with CV 21/4, and over time I grew to really like 21mm. If I had to choose 3 focal lengths to live with for good, Iíd take 50, 35, and 21mm.


Thanks, benlees! Good userís kit ready for action.


Dirk,

Thank you. Kind of crazy the WHOLE setup in my last photo costed less than HALF of M10 price. Lol. I know itís not just money but still. I think I am done with my GAS for a while.


Fraser,

Wow. I so hope one day, one day Iíll be able to teach myself how to service M.


Maitani,

I see you pulled back your M4 BP sale. That M4 is a beauty. I hope youíll keep and shoot.

I wasnít sure if Iíd use Leicavit, and mod could be reverted for the most part as the outfit included the original plate, but Sherry K did a masterful job and I think Iím liking the Ďvit this time around. I had it before on my M4-P but couldnít deal with the size and weight. Now Iím used to M5, so that changed me I guess. According to the previous owner who heard from Jim himself, Jim had his M4 modified by Sherry to take original Leicavit MP so I guess it goes well with the theme.


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Iím looking forward to putting the 21 SA in good use. I was using CV 21/4 for a year or so to test the water, and I am now a believer that 21mm works for me, and I lean towards older optical design for my b/w film so I hope the SA will treat me well.
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My personal fav (just visually) with black paint Leica is polished silver lens like SA 21/4 above or Option Sonnar. I know both I mentioned are not made by Leica but they sure look nice together. Nice 8-element Cron you got there. I had it once with marks on lens. Loved the overall rendition but it was a little too hazy/dreamy due to the condition . Iíd love to try a clean copy one day.
Yeah, mine has been sitting around for a while because I shot it with the (significant) haze in it with b/w and it was super glowy. Then I shot some color with it and it looked like trash so I shelved it for a while and *finally* got around to having it serviced. It's got some internal coating damage from the haze I think but it'll be fine. I'm looking forward to seeing my results later tonight when I scan some stuff in that I'm developing right now.
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Old 01-27-2017   #6844
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My Leica M3 DS

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Here's mine

This is what I have guys. Hope you like.
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...with SMC Pentax-M 50mm f/1.4
How does your 50mm Pentax lens connect with the Leica rangefinder?
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Old 01-27-2017   #6848
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Old 01-29-2017   #6849
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Nice bit of info there on Jim Marshal, the Leicavit and Sherry Krauter Sug ;-)
I always loved a Leica M with Leicavit over a naked M as it improves the handling enormously. It does become a little heavier but it just grips so nicely + you can advance with your left hand.
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Not mine, but a buddy's M-A and 35 FLE.

Brett's M-A by Brennan McKissick, on Flickr
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Old 01-31-2017   #6852
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After telling myself for years, that I want to own a Leica M at some point, the time has finally come. I sold of most of the stuff, that I got over the years and bought myself this M4-2 in very good condition.

The seller then also told me, that he had a 50 Planar for sale and the price was very reasonable.

So here it is, my very first Leica M
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Saw this earlier on Instagram. Congrats, Oliver. I think the combo will do really great for you for many many many years to come.
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Thanks Sug!

Yes, I think I made a good decision on the Planar.
The money saved will be helpful towards a 35 and then I'm set for now.
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Impressive, how you made the ugly duckling look so good, Sug
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Old 02-01-2017   #6857
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Oliver, very beautiful camera and lens! I had the Planar some years ago and it was a great performer... hope you will enjoy it a lot!

Sug... lovely camera and lens you have! I'm waiting for my Black M5... I hope it will arrive tomorrow. I have bought a silver Voigtlander 35mm 1.7 Ultron for it... How it will feel in my hands???

Ah! And I have an HP5 Plus ready for it... ;-)
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Finally it has arrived today. Here you have some photos:







The song in my head: "You are so beautiful..." :-)

And now, I need to learn how to put the film in this camera!! I'm going to read the manual... :-)
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And now, I need to learn how to put the film in this camera!! I'm going to read the manual... :-)
Congratulations with your new M5. The camera looks very good indeed.

Don't forget to fold the rewind lever into the bottomplate before you start to advance the film. The film transport is blocked when the rewind lever is out.

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Thank you very much Erik! I didn't know it, so I will keep it in mind! :-)
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Shab, congrats! Looking really sharp. "Speed loading" is a little different from M4 and other Ms, but You'll have no problem.

If you prefer leaving the tongue of film out when you rewind the roll like myself (I'm lazy I put the film on reel from there in dark bag), then be careful rapid rewinding. M5 rewinds quite a bit quicker than other M4 style Ms thanks to geared crank.
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Sug I also prefer leaving the tongue of film out! So, thank you for your advice! :-)
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Old 02-03-2017   #6865
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I hope this one cured my GAS
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Finally it has arrived today. Here you have some photos:







The song in my head: "You are so beautiful..." :-)

And now, I need to learn how to put the film in this camera!! I'm going to read the manual... :-)

Aupa Xabi!!

So You've been missing the good film, eh?

I'm glad You have returned!!!
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I love all the M5 love that's happening! I wish I had kept mine. I'd happy acquire another one in the future, but I'll be more than happy with my three Ms for a long long time.

I just got another copy of the Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5, this time in chrome and it's really nice on my M3. I think I'll enjoy that combo!

I'll have some things to share once I get a delivery from Australia
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Looking very, very classy!
Imagine how this silver chrome M5 would look with a silver chrome 35/1.4 FLE with those modern square lens hoods - mmmhhh Ö
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Looking very, very classy!
Imagine how this silver chrome M5 would look with a silver chrome 35/1.4 FLE with those modern square lens hoods - mmmhhh Ö
Sadly won't happen for this one. As for now I can't afford FLE...
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My "new to me" M4 sporting a 35mm summilux pre-asph with customised 35/2 hood (details here) and a v2 prototype of my customised lens tab. I'll post details about the lens tab in the 35 pre-asph thread later tonight Edit: here. It's a work in progress - I hope to be able to offer the final product in the classifieds soon...


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The M4 is very quickly becoming my favourite M, and is relegating my much loved M6 to back-up duties.
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My "new to me" M4 sporting a 35mm summilux pre-asph with customised 35/2 hood (details here) and a v2 prototype of my customised lens tab. I'll post details about the lens tab in the 35 pre-asph thread later tonight Edit: here. It's a work in progress - I hope to be able to offer the final product in the classifieds soon...
Awesome work on both the lens hood and the focusing tab! I used the Heavystar tab on my v4 50mm cron for years and it held up well with heavy duty double sided tape. I was one of the beta testers of Lens Taab and have been using it ever since. Just realized I don't have any photos of the final version of the product which is much thinner and streamlined, but this should give you an idea of how the two compare.

Heavystar


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Lens Taab


The fact I don't have a picture of the final product is irking me so I'll have to take a photo of it soon
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Poor-man's GR1. OK not quite cheap, but M4-P can be repaired and outlive me.
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