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    Should I buy an M7 tomorrow?

    Ok, all you Leica enablers. I have the funds and the desire. Should I get what maybe the last of the film bodies Leica will ever make?

    Or just piss all that money off on a bank CD and single malt to drown my regrets in?

    I could get some single malt to celebrate with making either outcome a win-win.

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    Re: Should I buy an M7 tomorrow?

    How much do you want to stick with film. How many other bodies do you have? Can you see yourself parting with one or more?

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    Re: Should I buy an M7 tomorrow?

    Yes.. I think M7 compliments the M8 nicely
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    Re: Should I buy an M7 tomorrow?

    When I'm ready I want a alacarte MP.

    If you got the extra funds, have fun shooting film.

    But Brad's M7 Titanium looks very nice.

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    Re: Should I buy an M7 tomorrow?

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    How much do you want to stick with film. How many other bodies do you have? Can you see yourself parting with one or more?
    I find my self going back to film more and more.

    You would ask about film bodies, M3, M4, IIIF (black), IIIG, Leicaflex SL2.

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    Re: Should I buy an M7 tomorrow?

    Absolutely John
    go for it.
    I can get vicarious pleasure out of it. I wanted one, but realised that I simply don't have time to integrate another workflow.

    Enjoy!

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    Re: Should I buy an M7 tomorrow?

    I got it. Tony Rose is a happy man.....

    I need some Lagavulin now to celebrate with. But alas the nearest Lagavulin is a 100 miles away.
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    Re: Should I buy an M7 tomorrow?

    congratulations, John.
    I like to give Tony all my business.

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    Re: Should I buy an M7 tomorrow?

    Quote Originally Posted by mwalker View Post
    Yes.. I think M7 compliments the M8 nicely
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    Re: Should I buy an M7 tomorrow?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnastovall View Post
    Ok, all you Leica enablers. I have the funds and the desire. Should I get what maybe the last of the film bodies Leica will ever make?

    Or just piss all that money off on a bank CD and single malt to drown my regrets in?

    I could get some single malt to celebrate with making either outcome a win-win.
    If you really have the funds why not buy both an M7 and then drink to your own success with a bottle of your favorite single malt? Languvulin?

    I will do the same (actually I already have both an M7 and an M8 but will drink to my success with a bottle of Hendricks.

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    Re: Should I buy an M7 tomorrow?

    Very bad news, They went to process the order and it had sold Saturday on eBay...

    Dirty Words....

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    Re: Should I buy an M7 tomorrow?

    Tony Rose and I have been on the phone. I've got a more cosmetically used looking M7 but with the same warrant and even better the viewfinder has been upgraded to the MP and the DX reader is optical. The early one was the old fingers style and would have had a trip to Solms.

    Oh, this one saved me about 300 so more Lagavulin or Hendricks.

    It is good day...

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    Re: Should I buy an M7 tomorrow?

    Originally Posted by TEBnewyork
    How much do you want to stick with film. How many other bodies do you have? Can you see yourself parting with one or more?


    jonoslack

    go for it.
    I can get vicarious pleasure out of it. I wanted one, but realised that I simply don't have time to integrate another workflow.??


    What you two dont realise is that youve been digitized and that your view of the world that was once peculiar to the matrix is not normal.You must try and remember how it was beyond the green and white numbers,Neo is eager to help



    Congratulations John,Im very jealous;looks like Im going to have to go and see Ms Heinmann on my own.

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    Re: Should I buy an M7 tomorrow?

    Quote Originally Posted by nei1 View Post
    jonoslack

    go for it.
    I can get vicarious pleasure out of it. I wanted one, but realised that I simply don't have time to integrate another workflow.??
    Quote Originally Posted by nei1 View Post
    What you two dont realise is that youve been digitized and that your view of the world that was once peculiar to the matrix is not normal.You must try and remember how it was beyond the green and white numbers,Neo is eager to help
    No No - I haven't been digitised, only my cameras . . . actually, come to think of it I seem to be typing on some digital device. You could be right.

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    Re: Should I buy an M7 tomorrow?

    Im still using my original steamputer which uses a language based on twelve and means I have to employ 13 maidens to press the keys and service the machinery.

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    Re: Should I buy an M7 tomorrow?

    Quote Originally Posted by nei1 View Post
    Im still using my original steamputer which uses a language based on twelve and means I have to employ 13 maidens to press the keys and service the machinery.
    I'm disappointed with you Neil . . if you have 13 maidens at hand, what in hell's namel are you doing having them fiddling about with your computer

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    Re: Should I buy an M7 tomorrow?

    Oh, a duodecimal steam machine, is it a Chepang "Clear Light" which burns gee for the steam or an early Middle earth Elvish "Silver Branch"? These are the only people I can think of who use duodecimal systems.
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    Re: Should I buy an M7 tomorrow?

    I only need twelve to operate the steamputer thus I always have a fresh maiden to make me tea and loosen the joints,its an analogue dozen,distant cousin of the bakers dozen,this one being far more steamy.

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    Re: Should I buy an M7 tomorrow?

    John have you never heard of the British,crazier than either of the 2 very respectable races you mention.You only had to meet a pre-decimal bus conductor to realise the true insanity of us Brits.

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    Re: Should I buy an M7 tomorrow?

    Go for it!

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    Re: Should I buy an M7 tomorrow?

    It should be delivered today.....

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    Re: Should I buy an M7 tomorrow?

    Break out the bottle!

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    Re: Should I buy an M7 tomorrow?

    It was a day late...

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