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Old 04-29-2018   #201
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About to buy a new MP before the May 1st price hike. Oh well, just jump in.
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Old 05-04-2018   #202
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Yes, just yesterday I got an Elmar-M 24/3.8 for travel photo taking.
Superlative lens. Quite possibly the sharpest lens I own and a perfect landscape/travel focal length. When I'm using my non-Leica the normal zoom starts at a 24mm equivalent focal length and a large % of the images I capture with it are shot at 24mm.

24mm f3.8 Elmar on my M262 this past weekend..









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Old 05-29-2018   #203
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Well, in the old days I bought a new M3 in Germany in 1959. In the 90s I bought a new M6. Not so much these days since the advent of digital, but that's about to change.


Coming this Friday, a new M (262) and 50mm Summarit. Yipee!
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Old 05-29-2018   #204
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I just purchased my first new Leica camera ever. It just so happened it was the last Leica M7 blk body that B&H had in stock. Bonus....batteries were included :-)
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Old 08-15-2018   #205
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I sold a nice guitar in June, and with a pocket full of cash, almost bought an MP, but was able to resist.
Does that count for anything? I didn't think so.
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I bought a 28mm Summilux for my M8. Now I have a fast 35/1.4 equivalent and will delay any digital upgrade for 5 years. Worth every penny. Here is a test shot in Tokyo where I used it for the first time.

At 1.4 iso1600 cropped a lot.

test by ray tai, on Flickr
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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #207
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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #208
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Bought new:
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Leica M6 and 50/2 Summicron in 1996
90/2.8 Elmarit-M, ~2004

Bought used:
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Leica M3 DS ST PV with 50/2 Summicron, ~1987
Leica M3 SS ST PV, 50/2 DR Summicron, ~1999
Leica M6 TTL ~2004

Leica III, 50/3.5 Elmar - nickel, 2017
Leica IIIf RD ST, 50/3.5 Elmar, 2018

35/2 Summicron M v4, 2018
135/4.5 Hektor, 2019

Also Leicaflex SL's and R8, each with lenses
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Leica was offering a decent rebate program back in 2000. My M6 TTL, and a trio of Summicrons (35mm, 50mm, 90mm) were all bought new at the time. Back then I was still relatively young and was viewing it as a system for a lifetime. Were I to part with this gear I couldn't see myself repeating such purchases now given that so many things have changed since then including Leica's offerings, their prices, my priorities and certainly my age.
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Well Dick Thornton, I guess at 70, I shouldn’t mind having just paid Leica over $1,700 to replace the sensor in my M9.
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