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Old 03-11-2015   #121
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Old 03-11-2015   #122
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Old 03-11-2015   #123
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It's a M2 and a IIIf for me. My only Leitz lens is an Elmar. I'm happy with my Voigtländer lenses.

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Old 03-11-2015   #124
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Have IIIc and an M3 with 50 and 90 Elmars, 35 Summaron and 135 Hektor, all in use. Might get a lightly used M8.2.
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Old 03-11-2015   #125
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Old 03-11-2015   #126
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m3ds, m3ss, m2, m4, m5, m4-2, m4-p, m6, m6ttl, m7 and mp.
oh and a iiif.
Good! I don't feel as weird now for owning 9 bodies (2 M6TTL, 2 M5, M4, M4-2, M4-P, M3, M2).
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Old 03-11-2015   #127
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"Do you currently own a Leica camera?"

No, I once owned a Leica M1 that I used on a microscope.

Today, I own a "Texas Leica" and a "Fuji Leica."


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Old 03-11-2015   #128
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Old 03-11-2015   #129
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A lone M3 with a summitar collapsible. Don't see myself needing anything else soon, lack of choices keep it simple for me.

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Old 03-11-2015   #130
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I have a Leica M3 (1957), M2 (1962), IIIf (1951), Leicaflex SL, Leica R5 (Black Canada), Leica R5 (Silver Germany) and the lenses:

Summicron 35/2 Version 1 (M3), Summicron 50/2 DR, Summicron 90/2 (Version II), Summaron 35/2.8, Elmar 135/4, Summicron 50/2 R (Version 1), Summicron 50/2 R (Version II), Elmarit R 90/2.8 (V1), Elmarit 135/2.8 R... and a Summicron 50/2 Collapsible (1954)...

Looks like I'm investing in Leica as I go along...
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Old 03-11-2015   #131
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Yes, I'm a Leica owner: M3 and a LTM Summarit 50/1.5.

I bought as a set from the original owner with an ill-fitting black leather Leica bag and a fairly beat up M3 case.

In the past: had a coated, 10-blade Summitar but sold it due to separation in front element block and needing money for a motorcycle trip to Alaska. Had an Elmar 50/3.5 sold it due to fiddly-ness.

Now have mostly Canon lenses and 3 Canon RF bodies, two 7s and a VT.

Also have a bunch of Leica/Leitz accessories: Leitz NY micrometer extension tube, LTM extension tube set, some filters 39mm (I don't own anything that these fit), a Novoflex LTM to M adapter (backwards from what the original Leica adapters do), some other stuff I'm forgetting now.

Had a bunch of Leica accessories: original Summar hood, Nooky, Summitar fit filters, SOOPD for Summitar clamp on style, some other stuff I'm forgetting.
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Old 03-11-2015   #132
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M2, M6, X2, D-LUX 4
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Old 03-11-2015   #133
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Currently:

Leica I
Leica II
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Leica IIIa-to-IIIf flash-sync conversion
Leica IIIb
2x Leica IIIc war-time red curtain
3x Leica IIIc war-time black curtain
Leica M3

Does that classify me as a hoarder?
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Old 03-11-2015   #134
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Old 03-11-2015   #135
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M3 + Leicameter, M8, CL... and a beautiful dead Minilux...
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Old 03-11-2015   #136
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Just sold my M4 and M7 and went back to a Contax G2.
Somehow I didn't bond with the M7 in the way I expected I would.
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Old 03-11-2015   #137
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Minilux and my fiancée took over my X1.
Ms were replaced with Bessa III and Contax.
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Old 03-11-2015   #138
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Yes, currently 5 - MM, M9-P, MP, IIIc, II

Likely to be 4 in the next couple of week though - the IIIc will be up for sale as it has not been used in the past year
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Old 03-12-2015   #139
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M4-P, but no Leica lenses.
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Old 03-12-2015   #140
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Old 03-12-2015   #141
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Old 03-12-2015   #142
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Old 03-12-2015   #143
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Does a "Mini 3" count?
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Old 03-12-2015   #144
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Currently:

Leica I
Leica II
Leica IIIa
Leica IIIa-to-IIIf flash-sync conversion
Leica IIIb
2x Leica IIIc war-time red curtain
3x Leica IIIc war-time black curtain
Leica M3

Does that classify me as a hoarder?
Wow, you really like Barnacks!
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Old 03-12-2015   #145
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Used Leicas on and off for decades, owing never more than two at a time.

Currently:

1938 IIIb (three months)
2000 M6 TTL black paint ‘Millennium’ (fifteen years)

I can't imagine photography without a Leica.
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Old 03-12-2015   #146
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Does a "Mini 3" count?
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Of course it does and so do the R's: even the Jaguar version of the X2Z counts and so on...

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Old 03-12-2015   #147
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M2; IIIc/f conversion; IIIa.

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Old 03-12-2015   #148
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Wow, Raid, the sheer number of film cameras owned by this esteemed group is overwhelming! How does this information play with a discussion with the CEO?

There is surely something in these numbers for all of us!
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Old 03-12-2015   #149
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I've owned several in the past (my fav being the M3DS) but none at the moment. Currently using the X100s but regretting not having a Leica
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Old 03-12-2015   #150
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Old 03-12-2015   #151
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Old 03-12-2015   #152
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Forgot about my Leicaflex SL with 50 Summicron.
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Forgot about my Leicaflex SL with 50 Summicron.
Frank,

I'm very curious about the above rig. Been interested in maybe getting one, even though I already have 5 Leicas and too many other cameras.

What is the good, the bad, and the ugly?

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Old 03-12-2015   #154
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At one stage I had thirteen of the things ... then common sense (and a financial crisis) culled the herd somewhat!
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Old 03-12-2015   #155
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You could say from this survey that Leica's problem is that a lot of enthusiasts for the brand own cameras made fifty years ago and more. In my case an M3 (1961) and a IIIF (1951). Nice for us, but not a capitalist's dream. Cameras like the Sony A7 series and others are making inroads into what was Leica's niche market.
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You could say from this survey that Leica's problem is that a lot of enthusiasts for the brand own cameras made fifty years ago and more. In my case an M3 (1961) and a IIIF (1951). Nice for us, but not a capitalist's dream. Cameras like the Sony A7 series and others are making inroads into what was Leica's niche market.
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Old 03-12-2015   #157
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Frank,

I'm very curious about the above rig. Been interested in maybe getting one, even though I already have 5 Leicas and too many other cameras.

What is the good, the bad, and the ugly?

Cal
Hi Cal,

It's a tank. Build quality like Leica M2,3,4. Elemental. Bright viewfinder.
I was able to buy this camera with lens for much less than an M 50 Summicron lens of same vintage alone.
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Hi Cal,

It's a tank. Build quality like Leica M2,3,4. Elemental. Bright viewfinder.
I was able to buy this camera with lens for much less than an M 50 Summicron lens of same vintage alone.
Frank,

Just what I wanted to hear. My kind of camera: basic, durable, and extra bomb proof. I don't mind the extra heft of a durable build.

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Three Counting R6.2

I have owned all of the M's from M3 to M6TTL. Could never see paying the price Leica wanted for the MP compared to a classic M6.

Presently, I own a 1958 M2, an M9 and a mint Leica R6.2. Do not use the R6.2 much at all, primarily because I prefer the rangefinders.

I am presently in Guatemala studying Spanish. I bought the M9 primarily for travel but left it at home on this trip due to the danger of theft I had read about in Guatemala. So, I have to ask myself why I bought such an expensive camera for travel just to leave it at home.

My next planned trip is six months on a motorcycle through Central and South America. And I cannot see leaving the M9 at home. If it gets stolen, that is what insurance is for.
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No not any more, I had my last fling with a M4 then the shutter went and decided
to sell it all. I think of getting back at times but!

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