Pictures taken with the Leica I (A).
Old 04-24-2017   #1
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Pictures taken with the Leica I (A).

Leica I, Elmar 50mm f/3.5, Tmax400.

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Leica I, FODIS, Elmar 35mm f/3.5, Tmax400.

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Old 04-24-2017   #3
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Leica I, Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY.

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Old 04-24-2017   #4
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Leica I, Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY.

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Old 04-24-2017   #5
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Leica I model C, Elmar 35mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY

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Old 04-24-2017   #6
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I always admire your photos Erik.
Do you carry the Leica I as your usual camera?
I find it is mostly the one I take, for its ease of carry, but also it has rarely failed to get what I want.
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Thank you, David, I take the Leica I when I want to go really basic. I just love that little thing.

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Old 04-24-2017   #8
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Leica I, Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY.

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Leica I, Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-4TMY.

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Beautiful!
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Thank you, Emile!

Leica I, Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY.

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Old 04-25-2017   #12
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Leica I, Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY.

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Stunning composition in all the photos Erik but this does not surprised me.

Superb work as usual.

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Very well composed and exposed, a pleasure to view.
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Erik, whatever camera you use your photos are really excellent!
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Superb photos Erik, thanks for sharing.
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Great shots Erik!

I really need to improve my composition skills, your classic compositions always breathe calmness, I'm often amazed that you can find these 'empty' shots in the crowded and crammed Netherlands...
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Thank you all!

Leica I model C, Elmar 35mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY.

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And as always, the sharpness you squeeze out of your images.

Hmm. I should take my Model E out for a spin one of these days. It's been too long.
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Nice composition. The little guy delivers.
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Thank you, Rick and Mojo!

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Old 04-25-2017   #22
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Old 04-25-2017   #23
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Nice photographs.

In the hands of an artist great photos can be made even with an old Leica!
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Old 04-25-2017   #26
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Thank you, Bill!

The Leica is indeed old: 87 years.

Leica I model C, Elmar 35mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY.

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^^ I can't believe "Bill Clark " got away with that remark on this forum . I'm impressed.
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You notice I wrote old Leica not old photographer!

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Strange way of rangefinding

I have one of those too, unfortunately one of the lenses is cracked
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Looks more like a periscope. But it apparently works well. I like the idea of having the option to put a viewfinder directly above the lens and as close as possible to its axis.
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I was joking, Erik has positioned the FODIS back to front
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Insanely good shots. Nice work. I am really impressed by the capability of the photographer and the camera/lens.
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Thank you all!

Usually I don't keep the rangefinder "FONOR" on the camera, but in my pocket. A Fonor is incredibly precise. They date back from before WW1 when Leitz made them for hunters and so on. Of course huge models of them were used in WW1 for the artillery.

It is nice to use a SBOOI in the accessory-shoe. The built in finder of the Leica I is unusable. It is more a 35mm finder than a 50mm one.

The quality of the lenses is very uneven. This one is very good. I cleaned it inside to remove the haze from the elements.

The number of the camera is 58734 (1930).

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Leica I, Elmar 50mm f/3.5, 400-2TMY.

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Here we have a fantastic photograph.
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Thank you, Nicolas.

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Nice to see how it could handle indoor shots.
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I keep thinking I want an early Leica (Leica A), but only if it were a truly "usable" camera that I could actually use with satisfactory results. They're dang pretty, but I require function as well.

Erik seems to get "satisfactory" results.........No?
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