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10-22-2015, 08:51 AM   #3616
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QuoteOriginally posted by nickthetasmaniac Quote
A rangefinder and a SLR go into a bar...
I love it.

I also like too that the size difference between the two cameras is very apparent. Much is made of the rangefinder camera size, but few are willing to admit that the height and width dimensions of a Leica M body is about the same or larger than some contemporary SLRs such as the Spotmatic.


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So, does film count as gear porn?



30 years expired. Can't figure out whether to try shooting it or just hang onto it for display.
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So, does film count as gear porn?



30 years expired. Can't figure out whether to try shooting it or just hang onto it for display.
Interesting!

You could shoot the film but keep the box for display? That's what I did with my last roll of Kodachrome 64 film.

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You could shoot the film but keep the box for display? That's what I did with my last roll of Kodachrome 64 film.
That likely will be what I do once I managed to figure out which camera I want to shoot it with and find an appropriate filter for it.

(It's an older version of Konica Infrared 750, for those who remember that.)

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QuoteOriginally posted by nickthetasmaniac Quote
A rangefinder and a SLR go into a bar...
Not just any two, either... More like the Earl of RF and Duke of SLR walk into a distinguished public house.
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Interesting!

You could shoot the film but keep the box for display? That's what I did with my last roll of Kodachrome 64 film.

Phil.
Agreed. And if you shoot, let us know the results. Quite interested here.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
I also like too that the size difference between the two cameras is very apparent. Much is made of the rangefinder camera size, but few are willing to admit that the height and width dimensions of a Leica M body is about the same or larger than some contemporary SLRs such as the Spotmatic.
Yes and no... The MX and M2 are almost identical in width. Height is a bit tricky - the MX is actually higher because of the prism 'hump', although the 'body' part of the M2 is higher. I think this makes the MX look a lot smaller, but in practice it doesn't make much difference. The M2 is definitely heavier...

I'd say the real difference is in the flange-back depth and when you start mounting lenses. There are some genuinely tiny RF lenses out there...


35/f2.5


90/f2.8
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cuthbert Quote
Do you think it's worth of trying to develop such an old E6 roll?

This is my experience, I shot a Ektachrome expired in 1995 a few months back and it came out 1 stop underexposed and very blueish, and shot a Elitechrome expired in 2001 and came out perfectly exposed but a few pictures went to the red more than I would have wanted to... specially the portraits...

I would give it a try if I were you...

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QuoteOriginally posted by JuanEstrada Quote
This is my experience, I shot a Ektachrome expired in 1995 a few months back and it came out 1 stop underexposed and very blueish, and shot a Elitechrome expired in 2001 and came out perfectly exposed but a few pictures went to the red more than I would have wanted to... specially the portraits...

I would give it a try if I were you...
Ok yesterday I shot the roll with the 645E, a series of relatively unimportant panorama shots, I'm curious to see how they come out.
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QuoteOriginally posted by nickthetasmaniac Quote
Yes and no... The MX and M2 are almost identical in width. Height is a bit tricky - the MX is actually higher because of the prism 'hump', although the 'body' part of the M2 is higher. I think this makes the MX look a lot smaller, but in practice it doesn't make much difference. The M2 is definitely heavier...

I'd say the real difference is in the flange-back depth and when you start mounting lenses. There are some genuinely tiny RF lenses out there...

90/f2.8
Nice! A borrowed M2 with 90 TE was the first Leica I used back about 1967, and so when the local dealer got in another TE I pounced and got it and an M4. Still use both.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
There were five different cases in 1975 when the K Series came out: #7206 ESII #7121 ES #7122 Spotmatics/SP1000/SP500/SL #7372 K2 #7364 KX/KM
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Interesting, I have a similar case to the left one but with a long "nose" for photo lenses, still on the K catalog I have the generic K is the one on the left, if you want I can try to scan that catalog.
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Yes please! Yep there were various "specialty" cases for each camera as well. Thanks Phil.

Here's a scan of my 1984 accessories catalog showing some of the specialty cases. Some of these cases I have never seen.
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Here's a scan of my 1984 accessories catalog showing some of the specialty cases. Some of these cases I have never seen.
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Thanks for posting!

Yep some of those specialty case are a once in a lifetime find. A local camera store had an attic sale a couple months ago and I found a NOS ME/MX body/winder case. The case was made for the ME/MX camera body with ME/MX winder attached, but with no lens! I bought it anyway even though I don't have that body/winder combination.

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I've got that blue dot crumble case. Love it. It tucks away to nothing when not using it and fits quite a few (smaller) body/lens combos (more than listed certainly)
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Nice! A borrowed M2 with 90 TE was the first Leica I used back about 1967, and so when the local dealer got in another TE I pounced and got it and an M4. Still use both.
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