Leica Negs samples - anyone offering??
Thought I would be overseas on a new job by now....as I am not I will continue to obsess about photography until I go!
I would dearly love some kind (Uk dwelling) soul to send me an unwanted (but technically perfect) neg shot with a Leica M series lens (preferably something recent). As an antidote to LF, I would love a rangefinder but cannot aford one at the moment. I would like to print such a neg or negs (in my darkroom by me) to get an idea of the look that the optics would deliver and therefore to decide whether to go to the expense of Leica. I used to own a GR1s and so am familiar with great non-Leica primes.
I have been printing a friends Mamiya 7 negs recently and they have impressed immensely, but I am tempted to go for 35mm as my travel companion due to small size. I just wanna know whether Leica offers something worth paying a whole lot extra for. I have seen prints from leicas but feel that printing one myself is the only real answer. If I go for a 35mm it would be a used leica body for sure (quiet, build), but I might go for voigtlander lenses to keep costs reasonable.
Would anyone be able to help?