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  1. Many thanks for starting this thread @Masukami. Three comments... 1. To return to post #1: the past year's lockdowns confirmed to me that I have too many lenses in too wide a range (from 21mm to 135mm); a review of usage tells me I should sell everything outside the 35mm-75mm range and everything that is not in the Mandler tradition, including the APO 75/2 ASPH and 35/1.4 ASPH pre-FLE. Favorites include the 75 Summilux for portraits, owing to its tonality and sharp but painterly rendering; and several 50s, the Summicron collapsible and rigid v.2/DR for their handling of mid-tones and what I'll call their quiet signature and the Summilux pre-ASPH v.3 for its rendering -- in my eyes -- similar to the Summilux 75. Having said that, I have ended up most of all using the 35mm focal length (mostly the Summicron v.4 and Summaron 35/2) to add context. 2. It is fascinating in a Monte Python way to see how someone will hijack and smear up a thread and others will manfully try to steer the give-and-take back to its original course no matter how preposterous the smearer's abuse gets. You're all better men than I am, Gunga Din. 3. @Capo di tutti capi: there is old Chicago saying: "Don't be weisenheimer". If aim of your 54 posts (and counting) in this thread alone was merely to display your "skill" as всезнайка, you could have stopped after your first post. Second old Chicago saying: "Quit while you're ahead." Unfortunately, post #13 shows that you cannot resist being пошлый, for which there is no exact equivalent in English. Perhaps smugness in vulgarity will have to do. Third old Chicago saying: "Don't carry oprichnina from Muscovy." Being a вор в законе, a capo di tutti capi, fits in unnoticed in Moscow, but makes your presence here unproductive.
  2. Today is Eastern Orthodox Easter. Christ is Risen! All-Night Easter service, Orthodox church of the Holy Trinity, Azdamichy, Belarus 2018. M2, Summicron-M 35/2 v.4, Delta 3200 @ 1000 Хрыстос уваскрос! Усяночная пасхальная служба, царква Сьвятой Тройцы, Аздамічы (Столінскі раён) 2018 г.
  3. Viewing the classifieds from here in the States, the prices for the currently-listed camera bodies show only if one clicks on EUR under the filtering choices on the right-hand side of the page; the prices do not show if one has selected USD or GBP.
  4. Greetings. I have an M3 which had a similar problem, solved by replacement of the flange ring spring when I sent the camera for a CLA.
  5. Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington DC 2021. 1955 M3 DS, 1938 Summar, FP4 @ 125
  6. Treble clef. Al'shanka (Pinsk District), Belarus 2020. Скрыпічны ключ. Альшанка (Пінскі раён) Беларусь 2020 г. M2, Summicron-M 35/2 v.4, TMZ @ 800
  7. The Amish Way. Lancaster County PA 2021. M3 SS, Elmarit 90/2.8 (1959), HP5+ @ 400
  8. Many thanks for relaying your positive experience with Camera Obscura Repairs. I had looked with interest at the web site but wondered why it does not show the firm's address -- I guess Alexander Spencer notifies one of the address once he receives a repair request.
  9. Amish farm country: carriage and buggy auction, Gordonville Mud Sale (auctions to benefit the local volunteer fire/EMS department), Lancaster County 2021. M2-R, Summicron-M 35/2 v.4, FP4+ @ 100
  10. Memories...Hard to believe, given Chicago's skyline today, but in the reflection, the 41-story Prudential Building to the right of the tall white Aon Center (originally the Amoco Building, notable for shedding its original marble cladding) had the tallest roofline in Chicago when completed in the mid-1950s.
  11. Belarus in Faces: Ashmjany 2015. Беларусь у тварах: Ашмяны 2015 г. M7, Summicron-M 35/2 v.4, XP2 Super @ 320
  12. Happy Easter! Listening to Father Jan's Easter Sunday homily, Roman Catholic church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, Iuje, Belarus 2016. З Вялікоднем! У захапленьні ад велікоднай пропаведзі ксяндза Яна, касьцёл сьвятых апосталаў Пятра й Паўла, Іўе 2016 г. M7, APO-Summicron-M 75/2 ASPH, Delta 3200 @ 1600
  13. Christ is risen! Happy Easter! Easter morning procession, Roman Catholic church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul. Iuje, Belarus 2013. Хрыстус зь мёртвых устаў! Зь Вялікаднем! Велікодная працэсія. Касьцёл сьвятых апосталаў Пятра й Паўла, Іўе 2013 г. MP, Summilux-M 75/1.4, TMZ @ 1000
  14. Holy Saturday Mass and Blessing of Easter Eggs. Roman Catholic church of the Holy Trinity, Danjushava, Belarus 2008. Сьвятая Імша й асьвячэньне яек у Вялікую суботу. Касьцёл Сьвятой Тройцы, Данюшава 2008 г. On the way to church. M7, Summilux-M 75/1.4, HP5+ @ 1000, dr5 Process 2 Holy Mass and blessing of Easter eggs. M7, Summilux-M 75/1.4, HP5+ @ 1000 dr5 Process 2 Christian and pre-Christian syncretism: burning of the old shroud after Mass. M3 DS, 50/2 Summitar, XP2 Super @ 320
  15. Roman Catholic church of the Holy Trinity. Danjushava, Belarus 2008. M2-R, Summilux-M 35/1.4 ASPH (11874), XP2
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