Old 11-16-2006   #161
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Just curious, am I the only MP owner that doesn't totally hate the standard covering?

I am indifferent. I dont hate it or love it. It is fine to for me and I have not found it slippy but then again I have not hadled it whilst wet. Looks like it would be quite a bit more resilient than vulcanite but this is not important conpared to how well it helps you keep hold of the camera.

Its fine as far as I am concerned butcan't say I have done a 'grippiness' test....
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Old 11-16-2006   #162
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My M4-p with 50 Summilux and MR-4 meter.

By the way, the meter will probably be for sale in the next couple of weeks in the RFF classifieds.
What, and not the M4-P ?
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Old 11-17-2006   #163
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What, and not the M4-P ?

No way man! The camera stays...
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No way man! The camera stays...
No wonder, it looks lovely !
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Old 11-17-2006   #165
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No wonder, it looks lovely !
Thanks, it's pretty beat up, the vulcanite has been fixed badly in a few places, the black chrome is wearing off in places, and the veiwfinder is a bit foggy. Mechanically, it's perfect. I have another M4-p in very similar condition.

A while back, I sold one mintish chrome M4 and used the money to buy two beater M4-ps. Why? because the M4 was "too perfect" to use without worrying about it. Now I have two cameras that i don't care too much about. One lives with 125 ASA film, the other with Neopan 1600. I'm happy.
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While these two are not as classy looking as many of the other Leica specimens shown, here is my snapshot of the "kids."

...relax, I really don't carry this snapshot in my wallet -- I'm not that far gone!

...yet.
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Old 11-17-2006   #167
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Old 11-17-2006   #168
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While these two are not as classy looking as many of the other Leica specimens shown, here is my snapshot of the "kids."

...relax, I really don't carry this snapshot in my wallet -- I'm not that far gone!

...yet.

I'd love to adopt one of your children, the CL. Still struggling to invest on film camera, or save for M8.

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Old 11-19-2006   #169
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Here is my Leica MP BP with 35 Zeiss Biogon. Luigi case.

Quite a looker and very new. New rules make it harder to get out and about in Kabul. Still, people have already asked me why I am using such an antiquated film camera. Coming from Afghanis this is very encouraging. I am looking fwd to having it close to hand wherever I go.

Give the choice, I would have gone for black chrome and matt black lenses; an aesthetic crime but a practical one. The chrome rim of the Ziess lenses is pretty but bright. A matt body plus matt Leica lenses would have ben perfect but a LOT more expensive. Still, I am hardly complaining...

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turtle, use the zm hood and that shiny nose is hidden from view.
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Old 11-19-2006   #171
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turtle, use the zm hood and that shiny nose is hidden from view.
Thanks. I have not gotten round to hoods yet. I am not sure about the bulk. The ZM hoods are pretty big are they not?

The shiny nose is not a big deal really but I might get hoods in any case. Just dont want them to add to bulk when the camera is under a coat. Goodness knows why the Zeiss ones are so expensive. i might look at the CV hoods as I hear there are some that fit ZMs?

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the small extra length added by a hood is well worth it i think.
i don't normally wear a camera under a coat but use a small bag and a wrist strap but i have had a metal hood save a crashing camera from heavy damage and they are now a fixture. i don't use lens caps and never take the hoods off.

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back alley. I am the same. Caps off. The hoods on my rf645 are great as so small but ensure nothing rubs the front element. I use B&W filters but agree that hoods keep things away. Looking online it appears the 35/50 hood is reasonably big as is the 21/25. The 28 is quite small tho but at $85! Are there not CV bayonet hoods for similar focal lengths that would do the trick for half the money? Otherwise it will be $170 + postage for two hoods!
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i'm not sure about the cv hoods, which fits which lens, but i think they are interchangable.
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The Voigtlander LH-5 will fit the 50/2 ZM and it should fit the 35/2ZM as well since the two ZM lenses share the same hood. It actually appears to be the exact same hood, one branded Zeiss the other branded Voigtlander. Contact Stephen Gandy, he'll be able to tell you whether it will work for sure on the 35/2 (although I am 99% certain) but I doubt he'll actually admit its the same hood.
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Wow biogon looks sexy on MP
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the small extra length added by a hood is well worth it i think.
i don't normally wear a camera under a coat but use a small bag and a wrist strap but i have had a metal hood save a crashing camera from heavy damage and they are now a fixture. i don't use lens caps and never take the hoods off.

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What kind of bag do you use, Joe?
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What kind of bag do you use, Joe?
for small, i use the domke 5xb.
it's a perfect rf bag.

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Old 11-19-2006   #179
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for small, i use the domke 5xb.
it's a perfect rf bag.

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Yep, I know I keep doing it, but once again I second Joe's opinion on this bag.

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Yep, I know I keep doing it, but once again I second Joe's opinion on this bag.

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and i thank you sir!!

i now have 3 of them, one houses a small oly om1 kit, camera with 28/35/50 macro.

one is home to zi with 50/90 and one has the silver zi with 25/35.

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I am looking for a small bag for my Bessa R3M w/ Nokton 40 + hood. I was carrying it with a neckstrap...which sucks cuz of the Bessa tilt. I found myself carrying it mostly ...so I am going wriststrap and small bag. I never carry more than one lens...cuz that'a all i have. I don't like to carry alot either. Camera,lens,film.
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try a 5xb.
if you get another lens down the road then you'll have space to carry it.
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Old 11-20-2006   #183
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The Voigtlander LH-5 will fit the 50/2 ZM and it should fit the 35/2ZM as well since the two ZM lenses share the same hood. It actually appears to be the exact same hood, one branded Zeiss the other branded Voigtlander. Contact Stephen Gandy, he'll be able to tell you whether it will work for sure on the 35/2 (although I am 99% certain) but I doubt he'll actually admit its the same hood.
Kyle,

Looking at the pics they are clealy externally identical and assuming the internal bayonet is the same would save $30+ each!

Will look at others to find one for the 28....
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if you get another lens down the road then you'll have space to carry it.
Yep, another lens, a second body, several rolls of film, an iPod, a couple granola bars, whatever. (just backing you up, again, Joe! ) I also put together a small photo album that I tucked inside in the front between the padded compartment and the case itself. Makes it much easier to strike up a conversation with someone about what I'm doing taking pictures of strangers and in everyday settings (funny how that somehow elevates me to being a "photographer" in their eyes. ).

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Thanks, it's pretty beat up, the vulcanite has been fixed badly in a few places, the black chrome is wearing off in places, and the veiwfinder is a bit foggy. Mechanically, it's perfect. I have another M4-p in very similar condition.

A while back, I sold one mintish chrome M4 and used the money to buy two beater M4-ps. Why? because the M4 was "too perfect" to use without worrying about it. Now I have two cameras that i don't care too much about. One lives with 125 ASA film, the other with Neopan 1600. I'm happy.
A good move then ! Even if one tries to think that in the end they are just tools and meant to be used, it's true that the first scratch is always a painful one.

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How's your finder, Manny? Wasn't it suffering from separation? Am I thinking of someone else's M2?
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Martin, your chrome MP is simply georgeous... is it doing anything Saturday night?

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Martin, your chrome MP is simply georgeous... is it doing anything Saturday night?

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My M4, sporting an LTM Nikkor 50/1.4. Shameless plug: that lens if for sale in the classifieds!
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Nice. That's the camera I want. In black.

Do you have another M camera? If so, can you copare the size of the 50mm framlines and tell me if they are identical in coverage or if those in the MP3 are a little bigger?

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Ahhh, heartbroken again. Just make sure you take care of her, because if you don't...

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Another shot of my M6 with my IIIc
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Is this the 'a la cart version'? I ask because I want to order it with that top engraving.
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Is this the 'a la cart version'? I ask because I want to order it with that top engraving.
No, that is the MP3 special edition kit.

http://www.popflash.com/item.cfm?id=...K%5FP%20%20%0A

You can order that top engraving on an a la carte MP, though.
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Another shot of my M3 with 35mm f/2.8 Summaron bugeyed lens and MR meter.
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Here's an updated pic of my M6 - I now have a lens, a 1975 50mm f/2 Summicron I bought from fellow member EmilGil .
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