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Old 10-30-2006   #41
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It's here! It's here!

The MP arrived today, a day early! Too bad I can't go shooting right now, its a beautiful day, but I'm working on a paper right now.

Also, sorry in advance to the purists, thats a Zeiss 50/1.5 C Sonnar ZM.
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I would have to get a .85 body for that, the way anything over a 50 looks in the VF looks strange and too far away for me.

Try the x1.25 magnifier. it works really well.


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The MP arrived today, a day early! Too bad I can't go shooting right now, its a beautiful day, but I'm working on a paper right now.

Also, sorry in advance to the purists, thats a Zeiss 50/1.5 C Sonnar ZM.
gratulation, seems to be a used on?

Take these moments and put them in a box,
or on a film,
or in a rff forum.

Handle with care,
but use it.

Now there's nothing more to buy,
only some lenses, but no other body.
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Also, sorry in advance to the purists, thats a Zeiss 50/1.5 C Sonnar ZM.

Interesting. The Sonnar is a little bigger than I had expected.


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gratulation, seems to be a used on?

Take these moments and put them in a box,
or on a film,
or in a rff forum.

Handle with care,
but use it.

Now there's nothing more to buy,
only some lenses, but no other body.
Yes, it is used. The original owner had it a year, claims he only put 3 rolls through it. It shows nearly no use (only one or two very light scratches you can only see in the right light, and some fingerprints).

I plan to use this camera extensively. I bought it with the intent that it will be the last camera I'll ever need. I'm going to use it, not baby it (but at the same time, I won't abuse it, either). I'm set now on lenses, the only thing I think I'll ever be tempted to do is switch to all Leica lenses, but I'm very happy with what I have now (and can't afford anything else).

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Interesting. The Sonnar is a little bigger than I had expected.
Its a deceiving angle. The lens is a bit fat, but I don't think its that big. I took some side by side size comparisons with this lens and the 50/2 ZM in the following thread

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...ad.php?t=29891
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Oh no! poor boy! I would never do it (honesty)
What? Sell the ZI, the 25 ZM, or both?
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Both or one by one, I had really nice offer on MP and M7 and honestly I don`t know if I will prefer viewfinder of leicas over Zeiss ikon, I think my second body will be bessa R4A (not because I don`t like leicas, I love them, but what I really need is second body, and R4 sounds exactly what I want, a rangefinder camera that has 28mm frame lines and you space around to see what you are composing), as for 25 ZM I don`t even know what could you buy instead of this magic lens! 24 elmarit? good luck
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My two Ms at the moment with the lens-combo of the month

Chrome M6 (92) with Nokton 35mm 1,2 and Ilford Delta 3200, and my all carry around, Black M6 (85) with a 2nd gen 50mm elmar, always with Kodak BW400CN.
Actually i prefer the chrome with the Rigid summicron and the black one with my 28mm elmarit (3rd gen) .. so next month back to basic again ..

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as for 25 ZM I don`t even know what could you buy instead of this magic lens! 24 elmarit? good luck
The Biogon 25 is a great lens (your photos prove as much). But the Elmarit 24 is also very special.
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Here's mine

M3 SS, meter works good and is only a 1/2 stop under from my L 308S, ML Grip and MP Winder from PhotoEquip(I highly recommend 'em), 50mm DR Summicron, Bug-eyed Summaron f/ 3.5 35mm, Elmar f/4 90mm, Domke Strap.

I for see a MP ala carte in the VERY near future.
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The Biogon 25 is a great lens (your photos prove as much). But the Elmarit 24 is also very special.
Indeed it will be very special, most probably more special then biogon but For $2,895.00
As for been mad! I love you too!
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Indeed it will be very special, most probably more special then biogon but For $2,895.00
Agreed. Sean Reid has reviewed both lenses; the optical differences are very subtle; the price difference not so.

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Old 10-31-2006   #56
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Gid: what version of the M6 has only "M6" and not "Leica M6" on the body?
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That may be the Panda version....

Not completly sure though


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Old 10-31-2006   #60
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That's not a Panda- they have black controls on a chrome top. I read somewhere that the M6's that omit the Leica name on the front were made for a short period after the factory moved from Wetzlar to Solms and Leitz was out of the picture. It seems somebody thought having the name Leica appear twice on the front (since the red dot would now read Leica instead of Leitz, as before) was superfluous. I don't know how many were produced like this, or why or when they went back to the "Leica M6" marking, or even how much of this story is accurate, but there it is. BTW, Some nice looking cameras here. Maybe I need to take some shots of my M3's. One wears a nice black lizard skin from CameraLeather, and the other is rough and tumble crumbling vulcanite, and will probably get a new suit soon.
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My M6 Classic w/ CV 50/1.5:



And buried among the rest of my gear in preparation for a month in Borneo and Cambodia (wearing the CV 28/3.5):

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who fixed the hexar for you? that's good news.
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Old 10-31-2006   #63
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Here is a mint Leica M3 SS with a mint 35mm/2 Summicron, plus a mint M6 with 0.85 finder and a beautiful 50mm/2 Summicron first rigid version. I added the Standard Leica with the Elmar 5cm/3.5into the pack of M cameras.

Excuse my unprofessional photography of the three cameras.

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Here's an unprofessional photo of my M4. Handheld shot in the dungeon I'm working in, so it's kinda blurry.
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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.
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A pretty poor picture, but it's my M3 with 35mm 2.5 and my 1N with the fisheye. I just got the 35 today, and went shooting with it - focusing is so different than an SLR, I probably missed it on some of the shots because I'm not used to it. I shot the last 4 on a roll with the lens cap on, too, and changed the roll in the field for the first time

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Sidenote, why do people often (not here though) fuzz-out serial numbers when posting photos of their camera?
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Mike: If they bought their cameras used, there is a small chance that the item could be claimed by anyone as stolen. Nobody wants to fall into such a situation, after paying a full price for the item. Hence the missing last three or four serial numbers.

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mmmmm... my m.

dodgy photo but here it is... took photo's in the pouring rain for hours on saturday. the m never skipped a beat.
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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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Gid: what version of the M6 has only "M6" and not "Leica M6" on the body?
The camera is from 1988. Don't know why or when they changed the front logo. I've seen some advertised as "big logo M6" and claims that not many were made etc ...........

The guy I bought it from (the original owner) passed on the following info he got when he took the camera on a trip to Solms at the end of 2005.

"BTW: according to Solms, the camera you bought was amongst the very last batch to be made using M4 (all metal) parts from the old Wetzlar factory - should last for ever with a bit of care."

Whether or not that has some pertinance to the logo, I just don't know.

I pretty certain that the logo has no ill effect on performance
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My M6 has the big logo but i think it's a model just after the Wetzlar models?

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Simon How do you find the sling in use? I 've been thinking of getting one.

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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.
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