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Leica M3 - Camera Review - 60 year anniversary - Digital Rev TV
Old 05-12-2014   #1
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Leica M3 - Camera Review - 60 year anniversary - Digital Rev TV

As Kai would say... "it's sex... in brass..."

"Even after 60 years; and now manufacturing is easier and people have got computer aided design and why can't anybody make a camera as good looking as this?"

The Leica M Free (Kai Speak)...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NB0yxXYj1Y

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Quite nicely put in fact. Thanks for sharing !
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one of their best videos after Alamby left.
to me it truly is a great camera, I like my double-stroke version as it gives me a different shooting experience than the M6
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Like this video because it is full HD and has CC in it. Office mode compatible.

Knowing how much camera and lens costs it is a torchure to see how guy walks with it in the crowd and it is totally nuts once he gets Hero on top of it.
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I shivered where he showed how to open the camera and put the film in. The camera top side down on that concrete planter on the sidewalk....
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I see Ko.Fe. had similar feelings...
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The body was pretty beat. I was cringing more for the summilux!
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one of their best videos after Alamby left.
to me it truly is a great camera, I like my double-stroke version as it gives me a different shooting experience than the M6
Alamby left? Yes it was a good video.
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I don't think this is his camera...
He doesn't seem to be able to use it and mistreats it indecently. it's just a kid. does not deserve an M3, nor a summilux. It's better he plays with other toys
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No it's not his camera. It was a loaner from a store. To paraphrase Mr T, I pity the fool .. who buys that camera later. Say what you like about Kai's clowning, the b/w pics he got shows he has the knack for anticipating a shot and getting into position for a good angle.
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I agree his pics are good. I was too disturbed by him scratching the camera on the stone wall and by the badly applied vulcanite copy on his M3.
The pics from the M3 are the best I've seen him take in these videos. Odd since he uses so many more advanced cameras.
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I agree his pics are good. I was too disturbed by him scratching the camera on the stone wall and by the badly applied vulcanite copy on his M3.
God forbid you should ever have to watch me with my M3...or my M9.

I suspect they were built to handle a lot worse than this.
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No it's not his camera. It was a loaner from a store. To paraphrase Mr T, I pity the fool .. who buys that camera later. Say what you like about Kai's clowning, the b/w pics he got shows he has the knack for anticipating a shot and getting into position for a good angle.
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No it's not his camera. It was a loaner from a store. To paraphrase Mr T, I pity the fool .. who buys that camera later. Say what you like about Kai's clowning, the b/w pics he got shows he has the knack for anticipating a shot and getting into position for a good angle.
I'd say yes, you are right if I could see the negatives. I rather think they are simply BW conversion of digital frames of a videocamera. the guy seems a little mischievous. the only two good things in the video are the M3 and the 'lux. also seems to me that tease who takes pictures with film. in short it is not a pleasant person.
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I don't think this is his camera...
He doesn't seem to be able to use it and mistreats it indecently. it's just a kid. does not deserve an M3, nor a summilux. It's better he plays with other toys
He owns a M9 and an M2 I believe. He is not a Leica novice.
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I don't think this is his camera...
He doesn't seem to be able to use it and mistreats it indecently. it's just a kid. does not deserve an M3, nor a summilux. It's better he plays with other toys
Quit being ageist. You don't dictate what anyone deserves.
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Alamby left? Yes it was a good video.
yes she quit back in Oct 13, the show felt different back in November and after finding out that Alamby left and went back to Australia it all made sense.


also i don't see anything wrong on how he handled the M3, i'ved loaded the M3 like that a couple of time on cement walls and even on the ground.
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Kai's no strap and walks around with cameras in one hand makes me cringe the most. Strapless certainly feels nice but my camera is always around my neck or wrist.
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Kai's no strap and walks around with cameras in one hand makes me cringe the most. Strapless certainly feels nice but my camera is always around my neck or wrist.
I use straps on cameras quite a bit myself but the truth is I have dropped more cameras where the strap got hung up on something than I have dropped when I carried without. The problem with carrying a camera with no strap is where to sit it when you need to do something else with your hands, not that it is any less droppable.
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The wrist strap is where it's att.

Like Pioneer above, most of my close calls or disasters with a camera have been when the strap snagged something (Or I snagged it while moving around) and the camera gets pulled off the table and directly onto the ground..... gravity, bleh.

I've changed most of my cameras to leather wrist straps which I made for myself. They work great - they are usually too small to get caught up on anything, but they still provide the protection you need against dropping the camera by accident.
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Sheesh. Tough crowd. The guy pays tribute to a camera most of us love or at least respect in a day and where the rest of the could care less, and he gets picked apart. Kai can be annoying sometimes, but I thought he did a good job overall in his own quirky way.
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