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    which rangefinder should I take?

    I am going to the north of England, then London, then Paris, in June. For the touristy Shots I am going D***** but I thought about a vintage RF for some B+W atmospheric shots .my choices are: M3 with Summicron 50 /35 3.5 Summaron/ 90 elmar/ 25 skopar; Contax IIIa with 1.5 sonnar, 35 2.8 opton biogon and a prewar 135 sonnar. Or I could just take my super Ikonta Bx.I would be jumpy about taking the Leica because it is in ex+ condition. If I just took the super Ikonta I would have less to mess with. I dunno... which is why I am asking for free advice.

    David

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    I would take the M3 with Summicron 50mm.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

    Francis Bacon

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    I'd take an M3/Summicron (and have done) to those locations.

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    I've shot the north of England with both 35mm and MF (TLR), and found out that it looks a lot better in MF. Bring lots of film (both fast and slow) and an umbrella.

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    p.s. London looked better in 35mm. IDK about Paris.

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    M3 + summicron 50. That is all you need.
    Last edited by darkosaric; 05-11-2013 at 04:02 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    I would go with the Super Ikonta.

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    Oh heck, take 'em all.

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    I always take my M3 with my 35/2.8 Summaron.
    Never needed something else when I have this combination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony lockerbie View Post
    Oh heck, take 'em all.

    I would love to take them all, but in deference to my lady, I have promised to make the trip about us, not about lenses f stops and composition.

    David

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