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    Talking Spot the differences

    Just to show how close Leica has come to the original...


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    Re: Spot the differences

    Did you paint your M9's red dot?

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    Re: Spot the differences

    No, I just stuck a black one on.
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    Re: Spot the differences

    That M3 must be a real oldie: no frame selector lever yet, and that came after only one year or so. Black finish must be a later re-paint, or?

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    Re: Spot the differences

    They never made Kodachrome in a 2GB version?
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    Re: Spot the differences

    Quote Originally Posted by Per Ofverbeck View Post
    That M3 must be a real oldie: no frame selector lever yet, and that came after only one year or so. Black finish must be a later re-paint, or?
    Yes, it is a Shintarorepaint. The model is a transitional one. Although it has the newer straight styling of the top plate above the R lever, it still has the screws next to the lens mount. I've never seen a picture of this type.
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    Re: Spot the differences

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    They never made Kodachrome in a 2GB version?
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    Re: Spot the differences

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    They never made Kodachrome in a 2GB version?
    -bob
    ROTFLMAO
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    Re: Spot the differences

    Quote Originally Posted by jaapv View Post
    No, I just stuck a black one on.
    I like this idea.

    Currently I have black tape over the "M9" and the "Red Dot".

    How can I get a "black dot" to put on my M9?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Hatam View Post
    I like this idea.

    Currently I have black tape over the "M9" and the "Red Dot".

    How can I get a "black dot" to put on my M9?
    Check with Don Goldberg
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    Re: Spot the differences

    Bob, where do I find Don Goldberg?
    Best to all,

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    Re: Spot the differences

    Duh....let me guess...DAG!!
    Best to all,

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    Re: Spot the differences

    I asked Leica NJ for a Black Dot...no way. Reserved for "Limited Edition" cameras I was told.
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    Re: Spot the differences

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    Bob, where do I find Don Goldberg?
    Yes Reynolds
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    Re: Spot the differences

    So Jaap, how do you get a M9 with an engraved top plate (without Photoshop)

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    Re: Spot the differences

    Nice job Jaap! Also, I too have a Shintaro painted M3, what a lovely job he does! best....Peter

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    Re: Spot the differences

    Quote Originally Posted by Seascape View Post
    So Jaap, how do you get a M9 with an engraved top plate (without Photoshop)
    Solms...
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    Re: Spot the differences

    Jaap,

    Approximately how long did it take for the engraving? How about cost too?

    Does anyone know when Leica close down over xmas? I kind of assume a two week break over the holiday period for all practical purposes.

    Thanks

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    Re: Spot the differences

    The engraving took less than a week, including a CLA. (the back and forth about the estimate excluded, because I missed a mail, my fault) and the price was just under 175 Euro, excl. VAT. There is no express service for engraving as they have to slot it in into the production process in the factory, so it needs a bit of time. It pays to take it up with CS before sending. I mostly deal with Andrea Frankl, a most friendly and helpful lady. That is not to say the others are less friendly or helpful, not at all, it is just the way it developed for me.
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