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Old 09-28-2018   #241
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Old 09-28-2018   #242
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First time seeing this post and I really enjoy looking at the photos you've taken!

I do have some questions as I've recently discovered the M4-2 and there aren't many videos or reviews talking about it to satisfy my curiosity.

Since the M4-2 appears to be cheaper than other M versions, mainly the older ones such as M3, M2 and what not. How would you compare the feel and every day use of the Canada made one compared to the ones made in Germany.

Also the advanced lever on the M4-2, is that a plastic covering on the end of it? Does the camera feel any "less expensive" than it's older counterparts or would you say that it still gives the Leica experience while in use in the field? I've never held or used any of the older M or any M cameras so I'm curious for a honest opinion on the experience of using the Canada made to that of the Germany.

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Old 09-29-2018   #243
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Thank you.

I don't think I'll provide satisfaction for your question.
First of all I never used Gernan film M as everyday. I had M3 ELS DS with C seal. It was "more expensive" in the feel. In the field it was totally irrelevant. I had M4-P and its feel was more toyish, than M4-2. And then I saw M6 for first time, I did not recognized it was Leica...
Yes, it is plastic part, just like on M4. In the field and under -20C it feels better than bare metal.
At the end, it is what you need from everyday camera. German feel or something else. All film M are in use, because of it. Here is no bad M.

I feel M4-2 as well balanced tool. If you ever worked with tools every day it is obvious that it is not about how rich it feels, but how unubstractive it is. M4-2 is the tool I could set and use without looking at anything, but viewfinder. It has normal hot shoe. It has smoothest shutter speed dial. It worked for three years as everyday camera, before it needed new part. But you'll get to this if any film Leica is in everyday use. If in real use. If it is one frame a day and no -20, +40 C use then it will lasts longer.
So, German, ELC think twice if you have money and willing to send it for service every three or so years and wait. Someone like DAG might sit on your Leica for months. It took several months just to find broken part for my M4-2 with another service.
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Old 10-22-2018   #245
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I have Telenal C-41 1L Press Kit from BH, before they stopped shipping it. I mixed it on July 20th 2017.
Today I present you roll #34, Kodak Ultra Max purchased in BH store during our family Manhattan 2017 trip.




On same roll I used Summarit-M 35 2.5 and switched from 50 IV to 50 III with next town M4-2 owner.
Summarit-M 35 2.5 is above.



This one is 50 III for sure.






and this one:






I think this one was with 50 IV:

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Remembrance Day.



















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Same M4-2. Same hometown, same street.
















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Old 12-14-2018   #248
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Friday edition.

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M4-2 with J-3.

Ontarian bottled vodka from Ukraine.
https://youtu.be/3siAXgfl5sA

Don't know why, but I'm finding local Smirnoff to be better.

I purchased it once they told me it is Ukrainian. It is shown at our Ukrainian friends house, We also brought these sausages. .
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I will copy your idea, and I will use my German made camera in Germany next year! The big challenge is finding a good US made camera for taking photos in the USA!

Well done.
How about a Speed Graphic or a Graflex SLR?
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How about a Speed Graphic or a Graflex SLR?
These might be an overstatement. Large one.

Argus is cute and so are Kodak folders and Polaroids.
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Old 12-29-2018   #251
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M4-2 and J-3 were goofing around GTA with me this time of the season.










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Thank you.

I feel M4-2 as well balanced tool. If you ever worked with tools every day it is obvious that it is not about how rich it feels, but how unubstractive it is. M4-2 is the tool I could set and use without looking at anything, but viewfinder. It has normal hot shoe. It has smoothest shutter speed dial. It worked for three years as everyday camera, before it needed new part.
Excellent on the camera as a tool.
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We are using artificial christmas tree. Same since our first New Year in Canada.
First years we kept celebrating New Year as most important.



M4-2 with Summarit-5 35 2.5. Prints scan before they get dry.

M4-2 now has vertical disaligment and extra line in 50mm framelines...
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Drying negatives?







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Old 01-27-2019   #255
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Drying prints, not negatives. Drying negatives shows different artifacts.
For later on I'll have negatives scans which went to the toilet before developing.

UPD, vertical alignment done. Still don't know how to adjust framelines.
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that's too bad about your M4-2. Sounds like that body is a bit of a Lemon.
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Old 02-12-2019   #257
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Probably it is. But I'm so lazy to sell anything. And buying as well.


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Thank you, Majki.

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I always enjoy seeing pictures of Canada taken by Canadian Leica in the hands of Ko.Fe.
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Old 03-04-2019   #261
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Thank you all, for nice words!
Something is crappy with one of the image hosting. I'll revert it to Flickr.

Icy on Ontario. M4-2 with J3.









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Seeing this thread one day while visiting RRF as a guest was one of the main reasons I joined. The first picture “Montreal Canadiens” is as good a street shot as any I have ever seen. All the pictures have a “day in the life” spontaneity that I admire greatly. As a Canadian with all Canadian Leica myself, I look forward to seeing every new post. Well done.

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Thank you, Greg!

This thread is yours as well. It is open for every one who took picture in Canada with Canadian Leica.
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Thank you for the kind invitation Ko.Fe. I would be pleased to post pictures on this thread. My own Canadian Leica is an early M4-2 with "Leitz Wetzlar" and "Made in Canada" on the top, no red dot on the lens release and the old M4 viewfinder. I've owned it for almost 30 years now. My ELC lenses are a 50 Summicron-M v4 from the late 1980s and the very underappreciated Slim 90 Tele-Elmarit. Since all the Mandler lenses from this period came out of the ELC, I never thought much about them being Canadian, but I guess others do.

Here in the interior of BC it's mostly snow and trees now so I've included a couple of pictures from the summer. The snow scene uses the 90, which is a great landscape lens for compressing the space in the scene. The other two are with the 50 Summicron. Thanks again for the invite, Greg

My Neighbours' Yard, Nelson, BC


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Well done, Greg!

I'm in the opposite side of Canada, where they want to build it all other. And then on top of it...
I was taking Saturday courses for couple of months. Over now, but I have to study at home.
This picture was taken at the break during this course.

All two with M4-2 and Summarit 35 2.5.




And then I'm home I'm walking on last remaining fields near home, to take pictures of farms and large stand alone trees. All of it will be gone soon.



Near by these, it was another large trees. Taken out by bulldozers, laying on the ground. Nobody gives a crap about trees been killed here.
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Love the’Remembrance Day’ set kokokofe !

Wonderful shot the Tree, last remaining ....Sad about all the Trees people cut down... Beauty, Air, nature & roots, all destroyed
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Thank you, Helen! Been able to walk in the fields is one of the things I'm missing in Ontario. But some owners are still allowing it.
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I concur, great photo of the tree! I spent my morning walking in the forest with the M4-2. Hopefully a few good images will emerge to share. I lived so many years in Toronto that sometimes I miss the big city life but not the damage that it does to our environment. Greg
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Thank you, Greg.


M4-2 with Summarit-M 35 2.5.

We have maple syrup going, but it was snowing today...

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So many good photos here, the two photos taken during your course are super. I can feel the cold...and the powerful story of such a giant tree...
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So many good photos here, the two photos taken during your course are super. I can feel the cold...and the powerful story of such a giant tree...
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Thank you, Robert.
I have to skip last class of this course and fly over to Washington to work for 14 hours overnight on previos Saturday. Strait, no food, no seating, no brakes. My noise started bleeding and my senior collegue was pale on Monday.
My current work has minuscule base salary and only trips and overtime helps.
Canada is far behind of developed world. Then I worked for French office they introduced overtime ban in France. It was in previos century.
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Ko.Fe. the Sugar Trees of early spring are a happy memory for me. Here in Nelson, BC. we have few maples, just evergreens and aspens so maple syrup comes only from the grocery store. Today may be the last day of winter but still lost of snow. I took this one last weekend on the Rails to Trails paths made from the old freight line which carried ore and lumber through the mountains.

I am so happy to post a few pictures on this great thread you created. Thank you, again. Greg

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Awesome take, Greg!

We had few days suatable for cross country right in GTA . Will post later.
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Winter is still here. It was snowing last night. Maybe because I keep on posting about it.

We have couple of days suitable for skiing right from the door.



My driven to work Nissan Micra was in trouble to get through deep snow. Couple of times or so.



Couple days later after major snowfall.



Another day I went from our home to family friends home on skis.
Not so much snow, to be honest.



Not like it used to be, but media hysteria and just open lies about how big than ever snow storms are. Why these lies needs to be aired?

Anyway, I had this picture in my backpack.



Those are foreign students and it is even more complicated of what I wrote before.

They came well before Christmas. Stayed at friends home, even after friends went on vacation. I was responsible to bring them to their campus living rooms to check in. In one week before semester starts.
Guess what, it was very snowy day to drive them in...
So I took their picture at their first day on campus and delivered in on skis to have it flying over back to motherland.

Next time I'll post something with higher temperature. Picture I took some time ago and this picture didn't meet international contests requirements.
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Well didn't know that it's still winter in Canada.
I feel lucky that I live in a tropical country.
Once I was in Korea in winter for few days in a business trip, could not stand the temperature -12*C.
I remember that I was so happy to be back in Vietnam after the trip
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Btw the first photo in latest batch looks like it was taken several defaces ago. Great mood.
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HEY! Kostya,

Nice series of photos. I've just returned from Ottawa, and Montreal.
Bought a 154 year old stone home on 35 acres of riverfront, just before Perth.
Got tired of all the socialists and socialites, BC has on offer. lol

Can't wait to get the real winters back again, one of the things I missed most about Ontario.
We'll practically be neighbours! lol

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Awesome location! Canada wise we are very close.
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Yes, it's a great location. We're 3 hours from Toronto, so I'm guessing another 45 mins to Milton.
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During weekend, yes. And we are in half-hour from Niagara winery route.
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