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  1. Hi, I had Leica M6 classic. UPS lost the package and obviously I’m going to get the insurance.Now I have to see what to buy. My Leica M6 was super, but I have to recognize that the manual exposure control and manual focusing make me slow. I lose time and distract from what I shoot. From one side M7 seems to be a very good option, from all reviews I see the owners aré happy and enjoy it. I know M7 is with electronic exposure and M6 is fully manual , but is M7 serviceable? Is M7 so bad? And because I’m not sure wether I’m going to find M6 in same mint condition like one I had, the another option is to buy brand new MP. I know MP is “mechanical perfection” and it is nice and mechanical, but it is with manual exposure. what are your recommendations?
  2. Tree bark, small version. Shot with Leica MP w/7Artisans 75mm F1.25 on Ilford HP5+ souped in HC110B for 5 minutes at 20C then scanned with Plustek 8200 and Vuescan software. I've been very pleasantly surprised by this lens, not bad for $299 US! Click on image for sharper photo.
  3. A home ready for the movers in Snoqualmie, Washington Leica MP w/50mm Summicron DR on Rollei RPX100 dev. in Rodinal 1:25 for 8 min. at 20C. Click for sharper image. Thank you
  4. I saw a M7 with 0.85 finder on eBay, but not the "a-la-carte" version, it comes with its original box, manuals, papers, body cap and shoulder strap... the seller said that, it is very rare~ anyone can tell me...? is it more expensive than the 0.72 version at its original price? is it rare? also.... is the concept similarly apply for MP? ...I want to get one 0.85 for my 50mm lens... : ) here is the eBay link (just for reference): Leica M7 RARE 0 85 MP Finder rangefinder Film Camera Body LNIB 4022243105058 | eBay
  5. So I have recently upgraded myself from M8.2 to MP and have several questions about filters. I have decided to keep all my Leica lens (18-f3.8, 28-f2.8, 35-f1.4, 50-f2, 75-f2, 90-f2 &f4) and they are all great Leica lens. The problems is that I only have the UV/IR filters that were supposed to be used for the M8.2. Question is 1. is there any problem using the UV/IR filters on the lens with MP? will there be any color casting? 2. to shoot wide open I often find 1/1000 not fast enough. So ND filters can help. How many Leica filters (not the thinnest in the world) can I stack before I get myself vignetting problems. (digital post processing will get rid of this in a heart beat but film.... I have to be more precise.) 3. what will be a good lens combo if I were to use both M8.2 and MP? suggestion please. thanks.
  6. From Millenium Bridge, London. Leica MP 35mm summicron asph Ilford XP2
  7. I am new to film Leica and have problems with loading the films. It should be easy but it is not for me. I think I am doing something wrong and need some help. 1. the spool: in the MP spool there are 3 metal leaflets that turns. Do I insert the leading end of the film into it (like between 2 metal leaflets) or around it? 2. my 2nd roll did not stop after the last frame. So it just kept going forward after frame 38... then I cannot rewind. I think it is ripped off on the last winding. How can this happen? I had to open it (exposed it) and then used a forceps to remove it. 3. there is no indication that the film is properly loaded like the "turning knob" on the M7, M6 that i have read and viewed on you tube. How can you tell? 4. next is How to do longer exposure than 4 seconds on MP? can you give me a website where I can read about it?
  8. I just got into rangefinder photography and have been using the following setup fo rthe last two weeks: Leica MP .72 Black - I've been fully DSLR for a while now and wanted a drastic shift. And I got it! Was a very nice change. Still getting used to the all-manual approach and learning how to focus faster. Special note to rangefinder newbies - don't put your right hand/fingers in the way of the rangefinder input. I thought my Leica was behaving strangely, but it was just me. I had a finger over the RF input and it's working much better now that the camera can "see" what it's supposed to be focusing on. Leica 35mm Summilux (pre-asph) - was older and unused so it was a bit stiff. Worked the focus about 200 times and now it's pretty smooth. It's small and light (especially when compared to my Canon 35mm f/1.4) Not used to fullframe so this sucker is wide! Really like that. Not liking the focus tab yet. Don't really like the look of the hood, especially in the finder... Zeiss 50mm Planar f/2 - got this on several recommendations (thanks Steve Huff!) and couldn't be more pleased. Focus knob is a bit awkward at first, but prefer this design to the notched tab of the Leica (above). So much so that I don't even realize the original gripe anymore! Used this lens the most over the last 2 weeks. Light, elegant and easy to focus. Leica 90mm f/2 APO/APSH - really nice lens - so much smaller than my 100mm Canon L lens. Focus ring is smooth. And it's a f/2 instead of the Canon's f/2.8. Plan to use this one a bit more. Accessories: Assorted B&W filters - yellow, yellow-orange and red. I haven't used the red yet, but really look forward to seeing the results. Mostly used the yellow-orange filter and have lots of sky/cloud photos waiting to be developed. Mr Zhou Half Case - I really loved the price. It fits like a glove and really protects the areas it covers. And it helps me hold on to the camera a bit better. Match Technical soft release (Bip) - i found it really hard to hold the camera steady without the use of this. I even e-mailed one of the owners and Tim e-mailed back right away with his answers to my queries. Tiny, inexpensive and vital - great add-on. Match Technical E-clypse MAG 34mm 1.25x. This little hood and magnifier are awesome. I had debated on the Leica 1.4x but am really happy with the 1.25. It turns my .72 into a .9 and the boost to the RF patch is a blessing. It makes the system even easier to use. It was a bit too much for the 35mm lens as the framelines tend to disappear from sight, but the 50 and 90mm really like this add-on. Film: Being new, I bought a few rolls of a bunch of different varieties of black and white film. T-max 100 and 400, Ilford FP4 and HP5 and some Efke 25 and 50. In color, I went with Ektar 100. I hope to develop the B&W soon, but I took the color to the pharmacy and had it put on CD (my how things have changes, it was 3x more expensive to get prints made; I had CDs made instead for $2.99/ea!). Being slightly apprehensive to my abilities to focus, I shot at f/8 - f/16. The top end of the MP, shutter speed 1/1000th of a second also dictated some higher apertures as well. All the lenses where really sharp. Even when I took the Zeiss and the 90mm down to their widest, f/2 the things were sharp with nice background bokeh. Look forward to shooting more open; will need to get an ND filter too to shoot at ISO 400 in the daylight. The most important observation over the last 2 weeks: It's taking a longer time than anticipated to shoot through a roll of film! The more deliberate nature of RF shooting has slowed me down, and that i think is a good thing! One thing I am still struggling with is camera-shake. The higher shutter speed images aren't a problem but I seem to lack steadiness. What are you doing to get a firm but steady grip? Photos on Ektar 100 shoot with the Zeiss 50mm. The portrait was desaturated a bit. Thanks, Kevin
  9. jack-tucker


    Auf dem Weg nach Hause, die MP in der Hand und Glück gehabt... Leider Hab ich, nachdem meine Testversionen von Lightroom und Photoshop abgelaufen sind gerade keine andere Möglichkeit gesehen als den Feinschliff mit iPhoto zu anzugehen. (Staubflecken entfernen, Kontrast) Gescannt hab ich mit Vuescan (in das ich mich auch erstn noch einarbeiten muss).
  10. "Sax Player" "Seattle's Original Neighborhood" "Seattle's Oldest Saloon" Pioneer Square All photos shot with Leica MP on Ilford FP4+ stand developed in Rodinal 1:100 for 60 minutes at 68F
  11. I bought my leica mp in 2012. I use every day in a non-dusty environment. I do not change the lens at all. Dust began to enter the viewfinder immediately after use. The camera is so poorly assembled that a whole bunch of dust has accumulated inside the viewfinder. If you carry the camera under clothes, it is better to buy an older model, well-sealed. You will soon be disappointed with this dust bag. And this is a $ 5,000 camera .... No words. This is a terrible choice. Attaching photo
  12. Hello to all!. New in this forum for a sad reason.😢 A few days ago I have lost or been stolen in Lisboa - Portugal the following material: - a black chrome Leica MP engraved JBB, nº 2983641 - a 50mm 1:2 Summicron nº 3436356 - a black chrome Leicavit nº 00403 Just in case somebody can tell me something...
  13. Riccis

    The prayer

    Hot summer afternoon in Florence.
  14. Riccis

    6th Ave stroll

    It's been a long time since I last posted here Cheers,
  15. Hello, An opportunity for a 2003 MP to become mine may be a reality.. I was just curious if there were any differences with MPs from when they first started making them and later, or currently.. Or are they completely identical? best, s
  16. Magpie Mine, Peak District. Leica MP 35mm summicron asph Adox Silvermax Heliopan 22
  17. Barbican, Plymouth. Earthrace. MP | Nokton 40/1.4 SC | Plus-X @ 400iso | Diafine 3+3 | via Coolscan V Ed & Lightroom [ATTACH]127991[/ATTACH]
  18. sounds odd, but it's true - as you would expect from someone who has returned from the digital world. Taken with Zeiss zm 50/1.5. @ 1.5 [i think] on velvia 50. [processed by Peak Imaging (UK) - satisfied with their service]
  19. Hallo Leica Freunde, sorry für diese Frage, aber ich habe alle Artikel zum Thema Seriennummern abgeklappert, aber keine Antwort auf meine Frage gefunden. Ich habe eine Leica MP (Schwarz) gekauft, mit der Seriennummer 3469419. Frage: Wann wurde das Gehäuse hergestellt ? Gibt es technische Veränderungen zu den zuerst in 2003 ausgelieferten Modellen ? Danke für eine sinnvolle Antwort !
  20. Leica MP, Mauritania - Paris Dakar 2005 I hope You like the images. Thanks for looking!
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