Leica M6 – summilux 35mm – Agfa Scala
Leica M6 – Zeiss 35mm
Ketchup – Diner New Zealand
Leica M6 – Summilux 50mm – Velvia 100
Suffering from CAS (Camera Acquisition Syndrome) and upgradeitiss – I have had my fair collection of cameras in the last 20 years.
Yashica 35TL Electro Fixed 35mm 2.8
Minolta 5000 Standard 35-70, Vivitar 70-210, 50mm 1.7
Minolta 9000 – Minolta’s Pro camera (the first AF pro camera I believe)
Canon T90 x 2 bodies 28mm, 50mm
College years – sold in South Africa to pay for airticket back
Nikon f90x 24mm, 50mm, Sigma 400mm 5.6
Nikon FM2 Bought as a second body
Contax G1 28mm, 45mm, 90mm First rangefinder proper
Hasselblad Xpan 45mm, 90mm First panoramic camera
Mamiya 7II 55mm 80mm First MF rangefinder – sold as felt too plasticky
Leica R4s 50mm f2 eBay rashness sold no loss
Leica M6 titanium
Bought pre-ASPH Summilux 35mm 1.4 Summilux 50mm
Sold Summilux lenses bought 50mm f2 summicron and Zeiss 35mm f2 Wanted
Nikon F5 Nikon 17-35mm 2.8, 85mm 1.8, 180mm 2.8
Nikon F3HP eBay at low price sold for profit
Nikon D200 digital
17-35mm 2.8 ED AF, 58mm 1.4 Voigtlander Nokton, Nikon 180mm 2.8AF
Nikonos II underwater 35mm camera
Nikonos 28mm, 35mm lenses
Horseman SW612 MF panoramic
55mm Rodenstock lens
Voigtlander Bessa R 35mm rangefinder
Voiglander 21mm f4 Skopar
Succumbed to the need.
Splashed out and bought a black Bessa R and 21mm Skopar lens off eBay.
It seems so cheap compared to the expense of my old Leica …. I know I can’t or at least shouldn’t compare the two brands but it is hard not to. The voigtlander viewfinder seems to be as bright as my old M6 titanium. There has been forum mention of skew framelines (on the Voigt) but not something I can report on just yet.
The wind on the Leica seemed slightly smoother but it’s been over a year so my imagination may have made it even better than it actually was. On the plus side – and this is a real plus in my books … I was always a bit nervous taking the leica out …. thought it would be an obvious target for thieves. And if you don’t have your camera out you don’t take shots. Camera is currently stuffed in my bag next to me and if the dust of Iraq is no problem then brilliant … will post some pics on developing.
Klein working well as a single speed with dual use.
City riding on schwalbe slicks with Rolf Propel wheelset. Chainring set to 32:14
Off road tubeless setup with Rolf Propel tube
less rear and Mavic XM819 on Hope ProIII. Bike really good on singletrack and technical trails with FIXED Pace RC31 front fork – I hadn’t expected it to be but carbon fork absorbs a lot of the shock then I think tubeless tyres and bike’s stupid low weight (around 19lbs maybe without mudguard) do the rest.