Old 07-01-2017   #7121
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Deklari--wow! Nice job! Congrats--
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thanks ) Only rangefinder a little dim and I still working on adjustment. I can't see a regular text (only big title), but see edges of the poster or paper. Don't have any experience how bad it will be to use such dim rangefinder.
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Old 07-03-2017   #7122
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My new Black Chrome M4 sporting my trusty 35mm summilux pre-asph with my brass replacement focus tab. Hopefully many years of enjoyment to come.

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Old 07-03-2017   #7123
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Old 07-03-2017   #7124
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My new Black Chrome M4 sporting my trusty 35mm summilux pre-asph with my brass replacement focus tab. Hopefully many years of enjoyment to come.
Its just so simple and elegant. What more could one need?
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Old 07-03-2017   #7125
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after cleaning )

Amazing job getting rid of the corrosion!
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Old 07-22-2017   #7126
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Finally.. full story in one image :-)

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Old 07-27-2017   #7127
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Old 07-27-2017   #7128
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MP and Lux 28 ..

Leica MP BP 0.72 and Summilux 28 by William Jusuf, on Flickr


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Old 08-01-2017   #7129
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Second try on a Leica after the M3 did little to thrill me. Think I'll get along better with a 0.72x and some straighter framelines.
This one's off at KEH Repair after the rangefinder arm started sticking, thank goodness for 6-month warranties. Still has the L seal and is otherwise extremely clean, though. Currently pictured with the 1.5 Nokton, considering a Color Skopar 35mm to add to the bunch.
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Old 08-01-2017   #7130
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This. Is. Inspiring.

I too received an M3 (800xxx) that had been dropped into the ocean at the beach (not by me!). The owner put the camera on a shelf and never did anything with it. Sea water is not kind to anything with Fe atoms in it.

I received the camera some years later and stripped it down. I revived the shutter mechanism, but not the timing/shutter speeds -- all the springs corroded into brown-orange strings that crumbled to dust when I breathed too heavy. The RF suffered too, but it was possible to look through it after some attention. Unfortunately, the prism silvering was affected and the framelines too. But, I managed to clean and restore so much of the camera, that a donor slow speed module and an RF unit will bring it completely back to life. I found a slow speed donor, but no RF donor.

The old DS M3 was so well built that after I cleaned it up and worked the shutter (wind on), it was so smooth and enjoyable if I had closed my eyes I would have thought it a new, perfect camera. The definition of "buttery smooth" I often read in classified ads for various Ms.

So, I'll put this out there: I'm looking for a donor DS-era M3. Even though I found a slow speed donor, I let it move on so I again need a donor that has a slow speed module and an RF unit. Everything else can be toast . Casually on the hunt....

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Old 08-01-2017   #7131
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My slightly modified M6 TTL .85 viewfinder.
My main lens is a Noctilux so I had the 75mm frame lines masked.
And just received a chrome battery cover.
The Leicavit really feels well with large lenses used on an M.

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Old 08-01-2017   #7132
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My newly purchased M4 and 35/2.8
Really difficult to choose either my current combo M2/35f2 and this below:
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Old 08-01-2017   #7133
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All these gorgeous chrome M4s are giving me *serious* GAS...
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Old 08-02-2017   #7134
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Leica MP BP 0.72 and Summilux 28

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Old 08-02-2017   #7136
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Here is my M3, with which I have purposely embraced the relative imprecision of RF framing by taping out the frameline window and using the excellent Minolta CLE 40mm. The result has been a camera that is a pleasure to use for street photography - small and inoffensive, quick and capable of producing great images.



For anything requiring greater precision, well, that's why I have SLRs.

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Old 08-03-2017   #7137
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You can get quite precise once you know your gear "intimately." ;-)


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Old 08-05-2017   #7138
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Second try on a Leica after the M3 did little to thrill me. Think I'll get along better with a 0.72x and some straighter framelines.
This one's off at KEH Repair after the rangefinder arm started sticking, thank goodness for 6-month warranties. Still has the L seal and is otherwise extremely clean, though. Currently pictured with the 1.5 Nokton, considering a Color Skopar 35mm to add to the bunch.
I have the 35mm Color Skopar....a lovely, tiny sharp lens.
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Old 08-14-2017   #7139
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My M6 taking in some morning sun.

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Here is my M3, with which I have purposely embraced the relative imprecision of RF framing by taping out the frameline window and using the excellent Minolta CLE 40mm. The result has been a camera that is a pleasure to use for street photography - small and inoffensive, quick and capable of producing great images.



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Already shown this one in the "chrome lens on black body" thread

Nice COMBO, same of mine, only they are all in black!
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Old 08-14-2017   #7142
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Got this beautiful M6 last month, awesome camera with a cheap but great lens CV 35 2.5 colorskopar.

Camera porn time! by FISHER YU, on Flickr

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Old 08-16-2017   #7143
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I'm the second owner of this nice M2. It came with an Elmar 2.8, but I like how my Summitar shoots, so I'll try it on this one for a while.

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Let's see your Leica M

My Rapidwinder just came in yesterday. I think I'm going to like it.

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Last summer vacation i've only used this combo. Perfect allround set: My new-to-me Leica M2 + Lux 35 pre. (and of course TX400)

Summer vacation outfit! Leica M2 1964 with Lux 35 pre asph by Theo Scholten, on Flickr
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Hope these Girls will play Nice Together....



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best try and show them equal attention or they may get jealous
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Helen--wow! Beautiful cameras! I'm sure you'll be pleased with both--and that's definitely a heavy lifter in the background! Love your NYC pix--
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Haha, Too funny Adam...Thanks for that

Hi Paul: Never rknew what Fun a nikkor S2 could be ! Very Kind, Thank You !
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Here's my current collection. Please excuse the poor quality of the (iPhone-)shot:

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Here's my beauty: Leica M2 paired with a Lux35 Pre asph but in another setting than my previous post...

LeicaM2 1964 Summilux 35 pre asph by Theo Scholten, on Flickr
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Theo, such a classic beauty, congrats!
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Theo, such a classic beauty, congrats!
Thank you, i really enjoy shooting with this camera, so basic...perfect! Sunny 16! (Well, for me only B&W with this one)
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yes, like two baby girls fighting in a pram...
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Consolidated all my gear to fund the m10. Missed my m7!
Thought I would give the m5 a go.



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Here's my other workhorse which i use for colour..very underrated camera, the Leica M4p

M4p_Lux35pre by Theo Scholten, on Flickr
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Holiday companions, standard set up was 21mm f4 CV wide on the Nikon S3 B/W, 35mm Summicron on an M2 for colour, hence the purple Softie, and 50mm ZM Sonnar on the other M2 body not shown (even I don't wear three cameras) for B/W with a black Softie.
Shot 24 rolls mixed emulsions in 7 days, and then some developing and editing on returning.



I known not a bag thread, heavens be praised for that, second M2 with the Sonnar and 15mm CV Heliar that sort of dropped in as we left resided in the Brady bag:



European Tour 2017, Austria, Germany and Switzerland dates and not a T shirt sold!!
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Holiday companions, standard set up was 21mm f4 CV wide on the Nikon S3 B/W, 35mm Summicron on an M2 for colour, hence the purple Softie, and 50mm ZM Sonnar on the other M2 body not shown (even I don't wear three cameras) for B/W with a black Softie.
Shot 24 rolls mixed emulsions in 7 days, and then some developing and editing on returning.



I known not a bag thread, heavens be praised for that, second M2 with the Sonnar and 15mm CV Heliar that sort of dropped in as we left resided in the Brady bag:



European Tour 2017, Austria, Germany and Switzerland dates and not a T shirt sold!!
Very nice holiday setup you've got there! 21 color-skopar? That's one of the sharpest 21mm to me..especially for the price..
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Very nice holiday setup you've got there! 21 color-skopar? That's one of the sharpest 21mm to me..especially for the price..
Indeed it is, very compact for travel and ideal with the Nikon focus wheel, if you want the Super Angulon look- apply a heavy vignette
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Custom M2, as completed by Alan Starkie and James Starkie at https://www.cameraworks-uk.com

An M2 of my favorite variety: lever rewind, no self-timer. This one had a lot of cosmetic wear and tear, nicks and scratches, including a crunched corner on the front part of the viewfinder.

The shutter was jammed. I asked Alan if they had a paint that would be close to a match to black chrome. I always have liked the look of 'new' black chrome, although black chrome doesn't age all that well.

This paint will not discolor over time, and is very durable. It also doesn't show finger prints, unlike the various glossy paint options.

Note the oxidized/blackened strap lugs.

A full CLA was performed so all the speeds are up to spec, and new window glass was installed.

New body shell screws and accessory shoe screws.

Their new custom replacement frameline mask was also installed, as the original was deteriorating. The framelines and RF patch are now strong and constrasty.

Note the customized M4-style look (the top plate extensions to either side of the lens mount were removed.)

Custom replacement vulcanite from hugostudio.com.

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