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    The deal was made on a dark and stormy day in Texas

    I've just added another Analog Camera, LeicaFlex SL2 Jarre with 50mm Summicron. I've been getting some R glass for my FF Canons and decided a wanted a film camera also for them (naturally a Leica). I decided the Leicaflex body with its pure Wetzlar heritage was the way to go. I ask a friend who I knew had one which one he had and what he thought about it.

    I shortly got a phone call from him, wanting to know if I had a rifle I would trade for it. He's wanting to take up rifle shooting at a gun club he's joined (if I can just interesting him in trap and skeet I'll bankrupt him). I picked out a nice rifle which I never shoot and had been a project gun years ago.

    He loved the pictures of it. So Sunday, we meet for some No Teeth Barbeque and do the swap.

    Pictures and fotos to follow. A good days work with flooding and tornados all round yesterday.

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    Re: The deal was made on a dark and stormy day in Texas

    Nice work, John. I should start considering the same sorts of trades....guns for good glass or bodies. I just would like to avoid any more of those dark and stormy nights like last night for a while. Where I am, just west of Houston, we managed to get 10-13" of rain between midnight and 6 o'clock this morning. That may be rivaling the highest rainfalls associated with hurricanes and tropical storms. Toss in a tornado or two, and it is starting to feel like prime hurricane season, but we are still several weeks away from that.

    Looking forward to the pics of the LeicaFlex.

    LJ

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    Re: The deal was made on a dark and stormy day in Texas

    Oh Yummy. Lucky you.

    hunt down the macro from around the same era ... it had a resolving power second to none.

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    Re: The deal was made on a dark and stormy day in Texas

    Where are the pics!

    Also curious what kind of rifle it took to do the swap....

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    Re: The deal was made on a dark and stormy day in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott G View Post
    Where are the pics!

    Also curious what kind of rifle it took to do the swap....
    Pics coming...

    Rifle = tricked out stainless steel Mini-14.

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    Re: The deal was made on a dark and stormy day in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Oh Yummy. Lucky you.

    hunt down the macro from around the same era ... it had a resolving power second to none.
    Is that the 100mm f/4.0 Macro?

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    Re: The deal was made on a dark and stormy day in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by johnastovall View Post
    Pics coming...

    Rifle = tricked out stainless steel Mini-14.

    Cool Mini-14, you can't get away with folding stocks like that in the People's Republic of Merryland.

    I have a bunch of AR's from my former competition days, it never occurred to me that I could convert them into cameras!
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    Re: The deal was made on a dark and stormy day in Texas

    I just converted one of my old competition Bushmasters in cash for a Leica APO 180/3.4 2 Cam E60. It had been a safe queen for the last 7 years.

    As for folding stocks, Texas lets you shot what you have and keep it. The tradee just loved the stock. He's a retired transplant from L.A.

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    Re: The deal was made on a dark and stormy day in Texas

    No, the 60mm ...

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    Re: The deal was made on a dark and stormy day in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    No, the 60mm ...
    Thanks, I'll put that on my hunt list.....

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    Re: The deal was made on a dark and stormy day in Texas

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    Thanks, I'll put that on my hunt list.....
    Check out this F/S post just listed: I think this is it ... make sure it'll mount and work on the SL2 (right amount of cams and all that):

    http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7209

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    Re: The deal was made on a dark and stormy day in Texas

    We had almost identical folding stocks to that on our M1 carbines in my police days.
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