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  1. cobbu2

    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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    Leica Leica fan

    Welcome Leia! Most of us (I believe) are self-taught in photography with no formal training... we all learn by just taking pictures and seeing others' work and over time you gain a sense of knowledge and style that you call your own and makes you happy; that's what's most important. If it makes...
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    Leica Indianapolis in the Mist

    Thank you! Well, I cheated a little bit... there actually was an underground steam vent right there at the street corner. I positioned myself behind the vent to allow the steam to billow in front of me. Then I waited until something interesting happened, either people or vehicles. Cheers, Allan
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    Leica The Final Thrust 1944-2016

    Excellent series, thanks for sharing!
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    Leica Leica M8 & M9 with Nokton 50mm 1.5

    Excellent... I'm always a big fan of seaside images, especially when fog or mist is present!
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    Leica Montreal with the M

    Well executed night and interior scenes!
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    Leica Altun Ha, Belize

    Thanks Amin! The 12x18 version is on one of my walls. I always love what the M8 does with infrared!
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    Leica Considering an M8 ... Thoughts and suggestions?

    Unless I missed it already being mentioned, the one thing the M8 shines is B&W rendering, especially in handheld Infrared; just slap on a R72 filter and you're all set at ISO640. AFAIK, no other digital camera can do that straight from the camera without extensive PP. 35/2.5 Voigtlander...
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    Leica Multiple Leicas?

    I encountered the same question some years ago, but was easily answered the day I was out on the Santa Monica Pier with my M6 and a 50/2.8 Elmar-M and a 15/4.5 Voigtlander Super-Wide Heliar. There were so many instances of fumbling around changing lenses, many at the same scene, I finally...
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    Leica The Official Leica Place Street Thread

    Rainy Day at Universal Florida M4-2, 50/2 Summitar w/Adapter, Plus-X, HC-110B, Pakon F135 Scanner
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    Leica Indianapolis in the Mist

    M8, 35/2.5 Voitlander Color-Skopar PII
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    Leica Altun Ha, Belize

    Altun Ha Archaeological Site, Belize; Temple of the Masonry Altars in the Background. M8, 35/2.5 Voigtlander Color Skopar PII, R72 IR Filter
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    Leica Leica M8 vs M240

    I can't speak to the M240, but my M8 has a shutter count well over 13k (it had a little over 4k whern I bought it three years ago) and is still going strong. All M8 bodies that are listed on eBay sell easily, so it's still in demand. Its in-camera B&W is wonderful, reminiscent of Verichrome Pan...
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    Leica Showcase Leica M8 / M8.2

    Speaking of IR, here's my first attempt from some time ago of the Manhattan Beach Pier, Los Angeles using a R72 filter on the 50mm f/2.8 Elmar-M. And a normal B&W recent shot of Union Station, Washington, DC with the 35mm f/2.5 Voigtlander Color Skopar, no filter:
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    Leica Showcase Leica 50mm 2.8 Elmar M

    I love using the Elmar-M, very sharp, very compact when collapsed, almost makes the camera pocketable. Here it is on the M8: On the M6 using TMY-2: And on the M4-2 with Plus-X:
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    Leica Introduce Yourself...

    Yes, titanium lenses are rare indeed, and quite beyond my budget! I'm the second owner of mine (I bought it in Washington DC), and though operationally perfect, it's in definitely "user" condition, something you don't see often in a titanium model. A long story, but I found out the previous...
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    Leica Introduce Yourself...

    Excellent, a fellow M6 Titanium owner, welcome! Cheers, Allan
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    Leica Showcase Leica M6

    Thank you Brian! And that camera has a lot more dings and scratches than that picture shows, along with a "Contact Press Images" sticker on the baseplate. I'll definitely be leaving it on there, it adds to its character! :)
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    Leica Showcase Leica M6

    Hello All, thought I'd post a few examples from my M6: Tamsui Taiwan, 15/4.5 CV Super-Wide Heliar ASPH on TMX, slight crop Santa Monica California, 50/2.8 Elmar-M V2 on TMY-2 Arches under the New York Capitol building, Albany, 15/4.5 CV Super-Wide Heliar on TMY-2 Jacksonville...
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    Leica Showcase Leica M8 / M8.2

    A sampling from various locations: Rockville Maryland woods, 35/2.5 CV Color Skopar PII Above the Herbert Glacier, northeast of Juneau Alaska, 15/4.5 CV Super-Wide Heliar ASPH Castillo San Felipe del Morro, CV 15/4.5 Super-Wide Heliar ASPH Atop Enchanted Rock north of Fredericksburg...
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    Leica Near DC, Winter Storm at Night

    Ah excellent! We're in Rockville, not far. :)
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    Leica Voigtlander 15mm 4.5 Heliar anybody?

    Thanks Dave!
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    Leica Near DC, Winter Storm at Night

    Thanks Brian, and that's the truth about the power, we really dodged a bullet there! Whereabouts are you?
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    Leica Vintage Leica Images

    Thanks Brian! I have to say it's amazing how well that vintage Elmar can do the job!
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    Leica Multiple Leicas?

    My first film M was a M6; I distinctly remember one day out on the Santa Monica pier, where I was constantly changing lenses and wished I had a second body to either preclude frequent lens changing or work with color and B&W simultaneously, etc. I eventually found a good deal on a M4-2 and that...
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    Leica Near DC, Winter Storm at Night

    Taken in Rockville Maryland, just north of DC M6, 50/2.8 Elmar-M, expired Kodak TMZ pushed to 6400.
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    Leica What's your favorite lens?

    For "normal" focal length, I really enjoy using the 50/2.8 Elmar-M V2; as far as I can tell it's relentlessly sharp and its collapsability makes it extremely compact on any M. On my M8, I use the CV 35/2.5 Color Skopar PII, with the crop factor provides the equivalent of 47mm. For a wide, it's...
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    Leica Vintage Leica Images

    A couple with my Leica Standard Model E, 50/3.5 Elmar, zone focused using Kodak TMY-2: And one of the camera with the FOKOS rangefinder: Cheers, Allan
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    Leica Voigtlander 15mm 4.5 Heliar anybody?

    Where to begin with this lens; I have the original screwmount version, purchased in 2002 and (with the LTM-M adapter) it's my second most used on my M8 behind my 35/2.5 CV Color Skopar PII. With the M8 crop factor, there are no vignetting issues. I also use it frequently on my film Ms and of...
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    Leica Under the Manhattan Beach Pier

    Last weekend at Manhattan Beach, CA M8, 50/2.8 Elmar-M (II)
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    Leica You need a wide!!! Is the VC 15/4.5 the way to go??

    I have the LTM version, I use it on both my LTM and M bodies with the adapter. I can't say enough about this lens and use it often, for interiors, landscapes, etc. Regards, Allan
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    Leica Introduce Yourself...

    Thanks Brian! I just took it out for the first time this past weekend while on a trip, visiting Manhattan Beach, CA for a day. It worked wonderfully and I plan on posting some photos soon. Thanks for the advice, it's good to know!
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    Leica Introduce Yourself...

    Hello from Rockville, MD Hello everyone, I've been a Leica enthusiast for many years, ever since my mom introduced me to her IIIg when I was in high school (mid-70s... and she to this day still uses it in her 80s!). Since then I've acquired a I Standard, a II, an M4-2, an M6 (Titanium...
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    Leica Show us your film Leica

    Hello Everyone! This is my first post in this forum. Over time I've accumulated a small collection of film Leicas, 2 Barnacks and 2 Ms. Here it is: I Standard with the 50/3.5 Elmar and FOKOS rangefinder II with a 35/3.5 Summaron and VIOOH universal finder M4-2 with a 90/4 Elmar (LTM and...
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