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    I'm thinking about selling it all...

    ...and buying an M2. I kinda hate myself for it. I told myself I'd never let the Leica bug bite me so bad as to want to sell everything I had for one, but yeah...it's happened. The Canon 35/2.8 lens I just got screams for a nice body, and with an LTM to M adapter the M2 would be a perfect fit. I would also finally have my M body that I've been wanting for so long. Both my Kiev and the Nikon FE would go bye bye in an attempt to fund this fool's errand.

    I can't even really tell you WHY I want one other than I've wanted one since the day I saw them, and holding an M4 in a camera shop really didn't help things. They just feel so solid. It's like a perfect fit in my hands.

    I think I'm going to succumb to this madness. Others have gone before me, at least. Makes me feel a little better.
    No idea what's going to happen next, but I'm hoping it involves being wrist deep in chemicals come the weekend.

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    Life is short. Buy the best you can afford. What else is there?
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    Stephanie, if you have an XPan II I'd swap you my M6

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    Stephanie, I first held a Leica while at University back in the **'s and although over the years resisted eventually succumbed.

    You won't regret it, my M3 is great to use, I wish I'd bought one rearlier, oh I did I'd forgotten but a Leica IIIa and Summar isn't quite in the same league.

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    Hehe. I actually have a logical reason for wanting an M2 over anything else!

    I looked at three cameras that I thought would fit my needs best: the M2, the M3, and the M4-P. The M3 doesn't have a 35mm frame line, so I knocked it out of the running even though it's probably the best of the bunch for 50mm, which is my normal focal length. I'm wanting to use more 35mm, and also the lens I'd have for it is 35mm. The M4-P is a great camera, but I feel that too many frame lines make me want too many lenses, so I decided that one was out, too. And M2 it is.
    No idea what's going to happen next, but I'm hoping it involves being wrist deep in chemicals come the weekend.

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    Yes, it's the thought of wearing specs on my M3 that has put me off buying a 35mm lens

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    Do it... you won't regret it.

    I have a Nikon F100, a D50, and a Canon A1 and after I bought my M6 I don't think I've shot with anything else even once...

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    I had same problem. So, not having money for M6 (or M7 or MP) I thought between M2, M3 and M4 (and its versions). I decided to go with M4-P. And finally I drop it all and bought Bessa R2A

    It will set your mind at peace if you go to Leica forum (www.l-camera-forum.com). There you will very fast lose yours regrets why you are bugged with Leica bug. In fact, you will probably be harassed why you defend yourself from that bug at first place

    Good luck.
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    Okay- here it goes. I like the 35/2.8. It is a small lens, almost too small on the M2. It's a perfect size for a CL. It's a nice, low-contrast lens and is sharp enough.

    An M2 is going to run $600 and more. If it has not been CLA'd in the past 10~15 years, you'll need to drop another $200 for one. The FE and Kiev together might cover the cost a good CLA.

    So what camera to get that is less expensive to match up with the Canon 35/2.8? You know that one- Canon P, Canon Vt, Canon VI-T, Canon 7. The FE and Kiev (Still have the Sonnar?) will get you into that ballpark.

    Anyway, Fast 50s are better for Baby Pictures!

    Brian

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    Of course I have the Sonnar. I don't think I'd be selling the Kiev.
    No idea what's going to happen next, but I'm hoping it involves being wrist deep in chemicals come the weekend.

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