New to Leica (with 35mm Summaron 2.8)
Old 10-12-2016   #1
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New to Leica (with 35mm Summaron 2.8)

After more than a decade in the digital world, I've returned to my film roots, recently acquiring a used Leica and lens. I'm enjoying the more contemplative pace, far removed from the SLR and it's ability to shoot and buffer hundreds of images in mere seconds -- followed by hours of culling and editing.

Think about the shot, squeeze, click; when the roll is finished, wait for a few days to get it back, and in the meantime, start another roll.

Here are a few images from the first roll (Tri-X) that I had souped, scanned and printed by a local custom lab.
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Old 10-12-2016   #2
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Great pictures. And nice to support the lab.
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Old 10-12-2016   #3
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Thanks, Ko. Fe. I'm glad there's a local lab to support; film has become significantly more difficult to buy and process since I last partook (no surprise to the folks on this forum, I'm sure).
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nice images, welcome back to film, l have taken a similar path and likewise was taken aback regrading buying and getting film processed
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Old 10-19-2016   #5
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Very nice, and welcome back! What camera did you get?
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Old 10-20-2016   #6
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I picked up a black MP from KEH. Just got my second roll back from the lab, and I'm pleased (again) with the results. A high percentage of keepers have me loving the combo of that camera and the Summaron!
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That little Summaron is one of my favorite Leica lenses, not to mention the black MP. I've got the same combo and both are just about perfect tools. Congrats!
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Welcome back to the analog side. Congratz on the MP. Great camera .
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Some photos from my second roll through the MP:


Los Angeles Subway 1 by Michael Lief, on Flickr
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Los Angeles Subway 2 by Michael Lief, on Flickr
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Farming heavy metal by Michael Lief, on Flickr
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Some photos from my second roll through the MP:


Los Angeles Subway 1 by Michael Lief, on Flickr
Yes, yes yes! Great shot. Talk about classic old school Leica look to this image. Welcome back.
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Great set of photos.
My Summaron Goggles is simply wonderful.
The lens is superb in close ups and at max. aperture.
I prefer the look to my (stolen) 35mm Summicron Goggles.
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Yes, yes yes! Great shot. Talk about classic old school Leica look to this image. Welcome back.
Thank you; it's one of my favorite shots.
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Great set of photos.
My Summaron Goggles is simply wonderful.
The lens is superb in close ups and at max. aperture.
I prefer the look to my (stolen) 35mm Summicron Goggles.
I couldn't be more pleased with this lens, and the fact that it's more than 40 years old adds to my enjoyment.
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Great set of photos.
My Summaron Goggles is simply wonderful.
The lens is superb in close ups and at max. aperture.
I prefer the look to my (stolen) 35mm Summicron Goggles.

Indeed, not too wild a comment to make to be honest. I have both presently and both are goggled versions. Honestly not sure which I would choose if I had to pick only one. Given the price difference, and the identical build quality, materials and glass etc....that's quite a statement in favour of the Summaron really when you think about it. It's a close call.
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Some new shots from my latest roll shot with the MP and the 35mm Summaron.


Detail, San Buenaventura City Hall by Michael Lief, on Flickr
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Detail, San Buenaventura City Hall by Michael Lief, on Flickr
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Detail, San Buenaventura City Hall by Michael Lief, on Flickr
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Detail, San Buenaventura City Hall by Michael Lief, on Flickr
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Malibu afternoon, Christmas 2016 by Michael Lief, on Flickr
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Old 01-07-2017   #22
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35mm Summarons are great lenses.
They bring engaging emotion to the image.
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