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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after cleaning )

Amazing job getting rid of the corrosion!
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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #7126
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Finally.. full story in one image :-)

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/169504...posted-public/

Here's my MP and 35mm 'lux.
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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #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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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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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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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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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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All these gorgeous chrome M4s are giving me *serious* GAS...
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what an incredible lens !

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Leica MP BP 0.72 and Summilux 28

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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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You can get quite precise once you know your gear "intimately." ;-)


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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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Here's my M6 and M2
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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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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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