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yes i think too that blue would look good - also perhaps the verdigris green.

 

Jaap - interesting thought a pink strap - I'll run it by Luigi and keep you posted. As for a mint green dot how about a pink one - that would be so cool ! But where would I get one from ?

 

Has anybody thought of a luminous dot that glows in the dark - where would you get one made?

 

Rollo oops......!

 

Guy

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Guy, I have a Verdigris one, It is very nice, but quite subdued compared to the pink. Pink dot: there are plenty of folks that have painted their dots black, so why not pink? Or luminiferous paint, for that matter.

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"...I've never understood this 'stealth' obsession. Any idiot can see that this is a Leica, regardless of colour or presence of a red dot....", as per PhotoWebb.co.uk

My sentiments exactly! The ultimate stealth camera is a box Brownie. I have Leicas and I don't care who knows it. I just returned from South America and Antarctica. I prowled the streets of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires; allegedly notoriously unsafe and crowded with the light fingered types according to all I have read.

 

I had not one, but two Leica's around my neck and shoulders with logos there for all to see. One model, the M4P, is even chrome.

 

In addition I had pockets bulging with two other lenses, a meter and a filter or two. I never felt unsafe and took pictures to my heart's content.

 

I think the stealth factor is highly overblown.

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"...I've never understood this 'stealth' obsession. Any idiot can see that this is a Leica, regardless of colour or presence of a red dot....", as per PhotoWebb.co.uk

My sentiments exactly!

 

I think the stealth factor is highly overblown.

 

I agree but the designer part of me objects to the big white M8. As I've said before, it's tacky. Do it in traditional script on the top plate.

 

Tom

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No Leica user will ever be inconspicuous...

 

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Amen.

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amazing how many opinions about this subject.

i continue to like the black on black,

pink brings a genuine smile to my face;

i've done my share of taping but sometime last year removed it from my film body m7.

love my chrome mp au natural, and thought that when i finally would get an m8 it too would be in chrome...until that is, i saw the m8.2 in black.

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I would love a clumsy plastic protection case against water and dust with the style of seventies toy cameras. I would go for the woody woodpecker model as I really like black. As Leica seems to be back on the innovation trail I don't have to wait long.

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hmmm...to recap on your original question, yes it will affect the resale value of your camera.

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Nothing wrong about what you did - you like it this way.

 

I tape all my cameras and lenses, where applicable. I have never been spoken to by strangers since I do so. The only people, who seem to ask me about gear are folks near or in camera shops. I just nod them off, saying, it is just a very old Japanese camera (my D3, hidden under 3M tape) or an old film camera (film M) or a crappy old point and shoot with tiny monochrome display (R-D1 shooting RAW + JPG, set to monochrome and taped all up).

 

People don't nail me down on long tech talks, while shooting - I like that.

I do think about conserving the resale value of my gear, if not interfering with my intended use and would not consciously damage a camera irreversible.

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the white 'm8' would have come out anyway at some point..it's easier to paint it back in later on with a fine tipped brush, two or three applications of model-maker's cellulose white gloss paint and some turpentine. you can clean up around the edges using q-tips. worked for me but when my m8 came off after normal use and i wanted to retouch

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