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    Leica Lately I've been shooting with Voigtlander lenses

    I use 2 Voigtlander lenses regularly; the 25/2.5 Color-Skopar "lives" on my M8 as its normal lens, sharp and compact, pretty much a pancake. The other is the original 15/4.5 Super-Wide Heliar. This lens has never let me down, one of my favorites!
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    Leica Taiwan

    Excellent pics Leia. Were these from Taipei?
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    Leica Canon rangefinder repair suggestions?

    Ditto for Youxin, I had a Canon IIb he quick turned for me after I nicely explained I was needing it in time for a specific use.
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    Leica Happy New Year! Your first image(s) of the new year ...

    It really was a great day! Not to worry, I was standing on the very edge on about one inch of ice on top of dry ground; and my wife was with me for safety armed with a Pentax!
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    Leica Happy New Year! Your first image(s) of the new year ...

    Very nice! Here are a couple from the 8th, my first photo outing of the year finally... At Great Falls, C&O Canal National Park, Maryland M8, 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M (Pre-ASPH) Another along the frozen Potomac River M8, 25mm f/2.5 Voigtlander Color-Skopar PII
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    Leica Showcase Leica M6

    Thanks James. A real darkroom isn’t necessarily a requirement, you can develop the film (I use a changing bag to load the tank), then scan; that’s what I do 95% of the time as I rarely make prints. At least a California offense! I know, I was just as shocked. ;)
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    Leica Showcase Canon 100mm F3.5, Black Version, 40mm filter thread

    This is an excellent lens, no need for anything "more expensive," ;) it does the job well! Canon 100/3.5 black version, M8
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    Leica Nippon Kogaku LTM 35mm f2.5 vs Voigtlander 35mm f2.5?

    I have the Voigtlander 35/2.5 PII version and it "lives" on my M8. Its sharpness and overall performance is great for my purposes. Cheers, Allan
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    Leica Question for M Film Camera Owners

    Almost always I'm using black and white film; I process it myself then scan to jpeg files with some adjustment in PS Elements. I have a darkroom and print only the images I want to display at home or on request by others.
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    Leica Penghu Taiwan

    Excellent! I especially like the 6th one, nice perspective! Allan
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    Leica 5cm 2.0 Summitar: It has several versions

    Ah ok, so my memory wasn't too far off. ;) There are a range of opinions about the aesthetics of the "swirl," but I find it unique and fascinating. I was unaware the Summarit had it also, interesting, thanks.
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    Leica 5cm 2.0 Summitar: It has several versions

    Here it is... it seems to be a rare occurrence to find Summitars in as good condition considering how most available today are scratched or have a fungus issue; I was fortunate to find this one. There are six aperture blades. I believe I read somewhere that prototype Summicrons were marked as...
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    Leica Castle Air Museum, Atwater, CA

    I was there! I'll never forget seeing the Vulcan fly, a one-of-a-kind experience... I was 12 at the time. :)
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    Leica Castle Air Museum, Atwater, CA

    Nice shots! I'm so happy to see the Castle Air Museum is alive and well. I was assigned to Castle in the early 90s (I was a B-52 Instructor Pilot) and went there for training at various times since 1984. Would love to go back and visit again!
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    Leica 5cm 2.0 Summitar: It has several versions

    I just stumbled on this thread, wish I'd seen it earlier! Anyway I have a very late production Summitar, SN 980553, coated, dating 1952; I'm wondering if it's part of the group of late Summitars that overlapped in production with the new Summicrons of the same period. It's in superb condition...
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