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    Quote Originally Posted by pantelis adiavastos View Post
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    but again i can't find the reason why most leica people buy the expensive leica stuff and dont look on the canon and serenar stuff.....
    Maybe the same reason Mercedes Benz owners don't take their prize to Walmart for an oil change.
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    I second rangefinderforum, lots of leica love over there.

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    Leica-M, Advanced Photo School from Günter Osterloh

    All explained from early Leica's to the recent ones (non-digitals).
    ISBN 1-57990-637-0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Jones View Post
    For detailed information I refer to [I] ... Another good resource is Leica Manual by Willard D. Morgan and Henry M. Lester, published over many years in several editions.
    Ditto.

    I also have found that the Morgan and Lester book has some very useful information about fundamentals and techniques of 35mm rangefinder photography. It would probably be of considerable interest to those who shoot with FSU Leica inspired cameras too.
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    The things you learn the hard way:-
    Always check the lens cover is in your pocket
    When loading a film, check the rewind knob moves as you wind the film on
    Check you have set the right exposure
    - and if coming directly from a SLR; dont forget to focus

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    Another good Leica info resource is http://www.butkus.org/chinon/leica.htm - a lot of manuals and instructions. I bet most of you are familiar with this one though

    Also, here are the very extensive on-line price guides for Leica cameras and lenses. They aren't as good as McKeown's or Kadlubek's, but not everyone has McKeown's guide at home
    http://collectiblend.com/Lenses/Leitz/
    http://collectiblend.com/Cameras/Leitz/

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    I dont agree any comment of these websites.
    Leica lenses are most heavily engineered , most heavily calculated lenses on earth.
    And they did everything to improve the glasses , they have the most expensive , hardest to produce , longest time invested and most genius glasses on earth.
    YOU can not JUDGE a Summaron as OK as Camera Quest did. They are handmade custom 3 million dollar Rolls Royce Silver Ghost and all other competitors are toyota , you can buy at USA used for 500 dollars.
    There is that difference.
    Its like sleeping with Miss America or Miss Universe or an ugly woman.
    I used every kind of Leica and only the Leitz Wetzlar stuff are that good , I dont think Noctilux and Summilux Leica Solms deserves such a treatment.
    People hate Leica because they cant buy it. And if you cant sleep with Miss Universe , dont throw shit to her.

    Umut

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    And if you cant sleep with Miss Universe , dont throw shit to her.
    I sleep with my Leica (M7) and especially the lenses. If you have ever used high resolution films and the right type developers this 35mm equipment can compete with small medium format and because the system is so practical and handy my best photos are made with Miss Universe

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeta3 View Post
    The things you learn the hard way:-
    Snippy...
    - and if coming directly from a SLR; dont forget to focus
    Or use a 12mm lens and set it to 1 meter and never focus again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustafa Umut Sarac View Post
    Its like sleeping with Miss America or Miss Universe or an ugly woman.
    It is all a matter of taste and as the (English) saying goes...there is no accounting for taste. Much the same goes for cameras.

    If I wanted a Leica, I could buy one, but why? I am quite capable of taking mediocre photos with much less expensive gear. I personally have quite a bit of fun shooting with my somewhat strange line-up of cameras and lenses.


    BTW...what does an ugly woman look like?


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