ugliest Leica M7
Old 08-01-2017   #1
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ugliest Leica M7

I see my camera as a tool and it was way too beautiful. and coming from an M4 that red dot on front was much too obnoxious. so I did my best to make it look like what it is. a very good tool


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Think you went a bit too far.
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Old 08-01-2017   #3
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It was educative. I didn't know what M7 actually needs this many batteries to operate.
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Old 08-01-2017   #4
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Like drawing a mustache on the Mona Lisa.
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It was educative. I didn't know what M7 actually needs this many batteries to operate.
That's what I was thinking, four batteries per roll of film? Because if you can get through more than one roll of film with those batteries, you could tape a few to the baseplate.
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Like drawing a mustache on the Mona Lisa.
C'mon Huss, He said M7, not M4. The Mona Lisa deserves better
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Old 08-01-2017   #7
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C'mon Huss, He said M7, not M4. The Mona Lisa deserves better
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I see my camera as a tool and it was way too beautiful. and coming from an M4 that red dot on front was much too obnoxious. so I did my best to make it look like what it is. a very good tool



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That's what I was thinking, four batteries per roll of film? Because if you can get through more than one roll of film with those batteries, you could tape a few to the baseplate.
haha ! the last pair died on me in the middle of the day. after 3 years with the M4 that was very frustrating,
also that part of the plate is real estate that's not in the way of hands or eyes of the operation.
anyway detractors will either say "what will you do when the batteries die" or "isn't that too many batteries ? "
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haha ! the last pair died on me in the middle of the day. after 3 years with the M4 that was very frustrating,
also that part of the plate is real estate that's not in the way of hands or eyes of the operation.
anyway haters will either say "what will you do when the batteries die" or "isn't that too many batteries ? "
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Old 08-01-2017   #11
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That's really weird.
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I did my best to make it look like what it is. a very good tool
Or a battery hog.
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haha ! the last pair died on me in the middle of the day. after 3 years with the M4 that was very frustrating,
also that part of the plate is real estate that's not in the way of hands or eyes of the operation.
anyway detractors will either say "what will you do when the batteries die" or "isn't that too many batteries ? "
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Sounds like a good reason to have an M4.
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I would be concerned about the tape leaving some residue on the batteries, and lowering the surface conductivity.
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I would be concerned about the tape leaving some residue on the batteries, and lowering the surface conductivity.
the batteries are on their sides
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They sell the M7 in black, I think that is the color you always wanted. Also, you can replace the leica red dot with black or place a small square of electrical tape cut to fit over it. To each their own, not sure what reaction you were seeking, if any, other than weird stares.
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Old 08-02-2017   #18
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There is lots of shiny glass stuff visible. That will attract attention. Did you run out of tape?
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I don't know. I still think that those leatherskinned, exotic leathered, or ridiculous repaints are far more ugly.

At least the tape can be removed after you're done. replacing leatherette or repainting costs money to fix someone elses poor taste.
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I think the OP's camera modifications are on a par with my Leica II anti theft storage facility...

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Old 08-02-2017   #22
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brazen utilitarianism is often under appreciated. good on ya.
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Old 08-02-2017   #23
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Your camera makes me visualize a U haul trailer behind a Porche 911 turbo. With roof racks and boxes lashed to the roof of the car. Something beautiful turned ugly.
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The battery bandolier look makes me think vintage Che Guevara or Black Panther pics from the sixties in the US. Do you happen to wear a beret while shooting? Fatigues?

Where do you stash your film? Might echo the battery one with a film canister-loaded version of a bandolier on yourself or your bag/pack. On the other hand, you might be mistaken for a terrorist in which case your shooting will be severely curtailed while in detention. Clearly there are risks to utilitarian expression.

Overall, I find the increased weight from the tape a hindrance. I prefer to roll lightly taped with my stuff in a well-worn diaper bag. No scent added. Visually ugly is one thing, olfactory ugly is another.

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I own and regularly use an M7 and I don't remember it needing that many batteries . . .

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That's what I was thinking, four batteries per roll of film? Because if you can get through more than one roll of film with those batteries, you could tape a few to the baseplate.
Might I suggest using gaffer's tape instead of electrical tape, it's not as "shinY".
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Your camera makes me visualize a U haul trailer behind a Porche 911 turbo. With roof racks and boxes lashed to the roof of the car. Something beautiful turned ugly.
Agree on the trailer. But a 911 with a roof rack and a couple of well-worn bags strapped in somehow inspires me ...
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the batteries are on their sides
And that camera is on the skids.
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The battery bandolier look makes me think vintage Che Guevara or Black Panther pics from the sixties in the US. Do you happen to wear a beret while shooting? Fatigues?

Where do you stash your film? Might echo the battery one with a film canister-loaded version of a bandolier on yourself or your bag/pack. On the other hand, you might be mistaken for a terrorist in which case your shooting will be severely curtailed while in detention. Clearly there are risks to utilitarian expression.

Overall, I find the increased weight from the tape a hindrance. I prefer to roll lightly taped with my stuff in a well-worn diaper bag. No scent added. Visually ugly is one thing, olfactory ugly is another.

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Surely there are better ways to deal with batteries. And just pull out the can of spray paint already!
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The adhesive from the electrical tape gets sticky and spreads in hot weather. So there's that to look forward to.
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I own and regularly use an M7 and I don't remember it needing that many batteries . . .



Might I suggest using gaffer's tape instead of electrical tape, it's not as "shinY".
But it's on the batteries so it has to be electrical tape to keep the electricity in there.
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Old 08-03-2017   #34
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In that last decade I shot an M7 for about 5 years. Nice camera. I tapped against the wall once, and a big piece of chrome flaked off, revealing the brass undercoat. Not ugly but not nice and pretty either. No longer have the camera though, so no pics.
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set the M7 free and get one of these instead :



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