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I used my M2 today for the first time guesstimating the shots since my old hand held light meter I discovered is broken. Using the M2 was far more pleasing than I could have ever imagined. Of all the M cameras I have ever owned, this one has been the most enjoyable to shoot with, even though the viewfinder is not very bright. The frame lines make all the difference, and the smooth advance lever and whisper of the shutter is music to my ears. For the first time I felt I could really compose a shot through the viewfinder as is. I used my 50mm lens today and not having to struggle with a small box in the viewfinder was simply marvelous. I think I understood better than ever why HCB got hooked on Leica. Now more than ever I want to start getting used to shooting with no meter. As soon as I get this first roll developed, if I have any keepers, and I hopefully will, I will post them.

 

Cheers,

Wilfredo

Benitez-Rivera Photography

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I had mine CLA'd by Leica UK about 2 years ago, and the brightness of the viewfinder was improved a lot.

 

The M2 was my first Leica, and will be the last one to leave, if ever they all have to.

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I used my M2 today for the first time guesstimating the shots since my old hand held light meter I discovered is broken. Using the M2 was far more pleasing than I could have ever imagined. Of all the M cameras I have ever owned, this one has been the most enjoyable to shoot with, even though the viewfinder is not very bright. The frame lines make all the difference, and the smooth advance lever and whisper of the shutter is music to my ears. For the first time I felt I could really compose a shot through the viewfinder as is. I used my 50mm lens today and not having to struggle with a small box in the viewfinder was simply marvelous. I think I understood better than ever why HCB got hooked on Leica. Now more than ever I want to start getting used to shooting with no meter. As soon as I get this first roll developed, if I have any keepers, and I hopefully will, I will post them.

 

Cheers,

Wilfredo

Benitez-Rivera Photography

 

Congrats to your new camera !!

The M2 ( and M5) is the only M-Leica I have never used ... But from the M3 and M4 I had and have, I can understand your feeling about the M2 !

 

Post some photos !! Which film was the first one, Tri-X ?

 

Cheers,

 

Gabor

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Gabor,

 

I loaded the camera with Tri-X. My old Gossen meter I discovered yesterday is broken so I was guesstimating the shots which was actually quite liberating. I'd like to develop an ability to do that. I ordered some more film, T-max 400 and Tri-X. I can see myself buying lots of film now primarily because the frame lines in the M2 are perfect for my main three lenses. I simply love the camera and will get it CLA'd. It's probably been sitting in inertia for the longest time.

 

Cheers,

Wilfredo

Benitez-Rivera Photography

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I am happy for you, Wilfredo.

 

If I could only keep one, non-metered film body, I would keep the M2. It is so versatile, allowing me to shoot 28mm to 90mm without any external vf --- using the entire vf to frame the 28 focal length.

 

I hope that the CLA will brighten up your VF for you!

 

Good cheer, Thomas.

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Thanks Thomas.

 

BTW What does Leica charge for CLA? I've never had to do this before. Are there other reliable sources for a CLA'd here in the U.S.?

 

Thanks,

Wilfredo

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Wouldnt it be easier make a show of you Leica M thread soon?

 

... that would be a very successful thread, my guess ...

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... I joined the club

 

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Congratulations, Gabor.

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Thanks Thomas.

 

BTW What does Leica charge for CLA? I've never had to do this before. Are there other reliable sources for a CLA'd here in the U.S.?

 

Thanks,

Wilfredo

 

Wilfredo,

 

I don't recommend Leica for a CLA on a M2. There are numerous other sources that are less costly, just as good and much quicker.

 

Check here.

 

Good cheer,

Thomas

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My new M2 with the collapsicron

 

With its younger brother

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Here's my baby. The M6 is taking the limelight, because the M2 knows it doesn't need to

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Most beautiful camera ever, in my opinion.

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