Old 10-31-2006   #81
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Great thread... a real feast for the eyes!

Must post some camera pics of my own. In the meanwhile, does anybody have a chrome body with an Asph 35mm 'lux? I'd like to see how they look.
Hi Francisco,

Here's a couple of photos I made earlier - M2 with chrome Lux Asph., with hood and dehooded. (NB Red dot is missing, I still have it but have not put it back yet).

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Old 10-31-2006   #82
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The sling works well - the MP covering does not fare well for me in hot climates !
so i'm asking Leica UK to cover it in the MP3 vulcanite skin and take out the 75 and 135 framelines at the same time - price was reasonable considering. The modified winder handle also makes a big difference when rewinding film.
Thanks Simon - Apart from the sling, Leica goodies has a number of other interesting doohickeys, I am soon to place an order with them. To me, the vulcanite does look much better than any other covering I have ever seen.
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Old 11-01-2006   #83
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Wow, there sure are some fine looking Ms out there. I especially like kyle's black paint MP with the sumptuous Zeiss Sonnar.

Here's my baby with the original Leica strap. I recently received a beautiful Luigi strap in "aged brown" finish. It is gorgeous! Enjoy.

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Thanks Simon - Apart from the sling, Leica goodies has a number of other interesting doohickeys, I am soon to place an order with them. To me, the vulcanite does look much better than any other covering I have ever seen.
Lutz is a clever guy i use his SCOOP eyecup on 3 of my M's - one thing is does effectively is keep the sweat and heat from smearing/steaming up the viewfinder window.........

Vulcanite is by far the best - the m4 and m4-2 feel really grippy and quite cool (cold) in a hot climate.
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Where's the M?
Well, the M is packed and soon on its way and this IIa is eager to finally meet the old friend and competitor.
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Lutz is a clever guy i use his SCOOP eyecup on 3 of my M's - one thing is does effectively is keep the sweat and heat from smearing/steaming up the viewfinder window.........
That is nice to know, since I have that problem as well especially when I am in the tropics. Thanks, Simon. A couple of questions before I order:

- how does it attach and does it easily get knocked off?
- does it interfere with opening the camera back?
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It is a lifiting experience to once in a while use a Leica without any finders at all, like the Standard Leica. It makes you enjoy photography in an oldfashioned way. I try to use the Elmar 5cm/3.5 with the finderless Leica so that I get the old look. Surprisingly, I got fewer chopped off heads with the Standard and no finder than with a Zorki-4 which has a finder. Using the old Leica made me concentrate fully on zone focusing.

All this talk about finder lines is not too exiting for me.


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Old 11-01-2006   #88
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Well, this whole thread is not really "important", i'd say, only enjoyable to look at (and that's good enough)
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Lots of good food for thought in this thread- and of course plenty to drool over, too. I could not resist. Here are some of my working kit. First up, M3 dressed in black lizard skin from cameraleather- a great cover with good feel, and tough; mounted is Raid's old Canon 50 f1.2 (thought you might appreciate a picture of your olf friend!)
Next is the beater M3 with the vulkanite crumbling off. I keep meaning to order another cover and remove the rest of the vulkanite. It has a black wasserman rewind mounted, and the 50 DR Summicron with IROOA shade.
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So many beautiful M's and lenses. This thread is both delightful and dangerous!!!
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Steve: I also am again surprised by the beauty of M cameras shown here. What a treasure of design and craftmanship these cameras are! The dangers are always there ... to buy yet another M body.

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Thanks, Simon. I think I will try it. BTW, have you tried his "shade" for the M6 flare?
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Not very exotic or vintage but here's my black MP with ASPH 28
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Since I don't own a digital camera, but I can't resist joining this thread, I had my teenage son do the honors.

Here's my simple but much beloved M3 and Summitar combo, with Gordy's natural leather strap.
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Here's my humble contribution to this thread...

First goes my 1957 M3DS with a '55 collapsible 'cron and MR meter (from the 60s), in a nice leather case (thanks, Gabo!).

Then, my black Leica M6TTL with my Elmarit 28/f2.8 (3rd version).

And, in the end, my silver M6TTL with my black 'cron 50.

Thanks for the chance to brag!
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Oops! Before I forget... thanks, Alkis, for the glorious picture of the M2 and a 'lux in silver. You've helped me cement some resolve about a purchase.

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You mean you don't have one?
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I don't, are you just rubbing it in my face?
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Just rubbing it in your face.
This is the one lens I would not be without. Certainly would go nicely with your MP.
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Alan, what a beauty. If I had unlimited budget and wanted to get a single body/lens combo, this is probably what I would pick ...

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Roland. Thanks

It's between this and the 50 lux for me. I like using both for different looks of course.
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Here is a pic of my M6 with me at work, within easy reach of course..

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This is my M2. The vertical is off in the rangefinder, the bottom three slow speeds are hectic, and sometimes interchangeable, my framelines are a bit faint, and I think the meter is off a couple of stops. The lens is great though, all the others you can work around. Looking forward to my Summarit showing up, unfortunately it's coming via UPS, hopefully they don't rip me off too bad. All I want now is a 35, and an M3. Maybe next year. In the meantime, this is the worst thread ever, also along with the thread showing off LTM's, and the Ikon's. Also all the posts that lead to auctions, and super auctions ( MP-227 anyone, only 20000 plus ).
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Nice rig, Jeff! That big white-on-black lettering above the rewind release sure does jump out strongly doesn't it... and the red dot of course. I can see why the original owner chose to cover those. My M2 looks like Mark's just above only it's a button-rewind, so no markings or dot on the front at all. Enjoy!
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Here's my M6 black with Summicron 35mm f/2 ASPH. and winder M.
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Colyn, do you actually use the winder or do you just have it for whatever reason? I just can't see how something so large and bulky can be of any use. If you do use it and enjoy it, more power to you, I'm just wondering.
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Colyn, do you actually use the winder or do you just have it for whatever reason? I just can't see how something so large and bulky can be of any use. If you do use it and enjoy it, more power to you, I'm just wondering.
For most of my shooting I don't use it but if I'm shooting action it is very handy.
The main reason I got it was because of the price...$200
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Other camera systems can have very thin winders. The M winder reminds me of my heavy large motor drive for the original Canon F1.

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Here are my Ms...

My M6 TTL and M3 SS with an interloper...My first Leica, the R8. Picture taken with my M6 Classic and 50 mm Summicron collapsible on it's test run.

I'm not a collector...REALLY!
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Here's a pic of my pair of M's before I broke them up, and a solo shot of the black one with black pebble grain cameraleather cover and black dot. Both cameras had the MP finder upgrade and 35/50/90 framelines only. I called them my "M2TTL's"
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Here's a pic of my pair of M's before I broke them up, and a solo shot of the black one with black pebble grain cameraleather cover and black dot. Both cameras had the MP finder upgrade and 35/50/90 framelines only. I called them my "M2TTL's"
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How did you black out the writing on the front of the black M6? Paint?

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