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    It looks oh so professional, being all black

    Coupled with my black Voigtlander Bessa R3A, via a Leica screw-mount to M-mount adaptor, my Nokton 50mm F1.5 lens looks pretty darn sharp. The body case and strap are black too, not to mention the black rubber Vivitar hood in the 52mm thread size. This set-up looks just like a black Leica M4-P from several feet away. The film inside this fabulous Cosina setup is a 36 roll of Ilford HP5+. Right now it is very late, but I have my black special one hanging around my neck. (The wife isn't home so I can fondle while I type.) I love Cosina and Ilford film. Kid you not.
    Last edited by Frank-G; 08-31-2006 at 02:28 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: typo & http://www.photopoo.com

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    The only piece, besides the Vivitar hood, that is not Cosina is the black UV filter. It is a Nikon. Can't wait 'til Cosina makes filters.

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    This is film porn.

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    No, racism
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    I like the term "film porn" better though I did clean up my photopoo site last night. The kiddies liked it too much for the pics.....

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    Can you post a photo so we can see what you are describing?

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    As I write this, I am looking at my black CV R3M with black 50mm/2.0. It looks nice and pleasant but I feel no titillation at all.

    However, when I look across the room at my Wehman, sitting on its tripod, flaunting its naked 150mm Schneider aspheric Super Symmar, my pulse races!
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    I'm sorry, I can resist no longer. Who else automatically associates the terms 'porn' and 'wanker'?

    We're all very happy that you're in love with your camera, Frank, but many of us do find your endless posts rather, shall we say, odd.

    I have black cameras, silver cameras, cream/white enamelled cameras, wooden cameras, brown cameras (the vulcanite on my IIIa has faded, for example) and even an olive green camera. For that matter, I've had red and grey cameras, and greeny-grey, and goldy-green Hammerite. Where there was a choice of finish, I chose the one that I thought looked prettiest. But I just can't get as excited about any of them as you do.

    No, black isn't 'professional'. It's a finish. It was originally applied because it was cheap: chrome was the extra-cost option. Some people like it better. Some people (including professionals) like silver better. So?

    Using a camera to earn a living, now that's professional. I have never had a client or a publisher ask me what colour camera I planned on using, or had used.

    Oh, yes; and it doesn't look a lot like an M4-P, either. I have several Voigtlanders and several Leicas including an M4-P. You'd need to be short sighted or ignorant or both to mistake any Voigtlander for any Leica at anything under fifteen or twenty feet. This is not to deprecate Voigtlanders -- they're superb cameras and excellent value for money -- but they ain't Leicas.

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    Even before the Soapbox, this may be the first forum I put on "ignore".

    Quit blabbering about "the best", quit fondling your equipment, and go take some meaningful pictures.

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    Frank-G, are you one of those people who always dress all in black (like the art critics from the 70s)?

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