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    Showoff thread

    Leica was kind enough to lift my NDA on the engraving . Leather by Aloysius NG and strap by Gordy. Up front, every non-Leica user I met liked it, some Leica fans did not .
    As for stealth - if you turn your camera into a conversation topic, it is rarely noticed that you are actually using it to take photographs.

    I couldn't find the original thread, so mods, feel free to merge.



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    Re: Showoff thread

    year of the snake, very nice. I love filters in camera shots.

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    Re: Showoff thread

    Jaap, Looks great! Mine is not that nice looking. It is what it is, as they say.


    Snapped with a NEX-5N and Leitz Summar 35/4.5

    A result from that set-up (with a bit of added doodahs which aren't shown for brevity)


    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr
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    Re: Showoff thread

    Nice, a Robot lens Do you have the clockwork camera to to go with it?
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    Re: Showoff thread

    I was a bit hesitant about that, Jaap but the lever on the right of the lens mount has one plus the shutter (re-cocking) sound is so reminiscent of a clock work. So, it works out somewhat. No champagne but close.

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    Just cannot get sexier than this!



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    Tsk tsk - the lens is far too pristine....
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    Vivek,

    Neat! I have two Robots and three lenses. What are you using to adapt them to LTM?

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    Godfrey,

    Robot M26 Screw Mount to Leica Screw Mount L39 M39 Adapter | eBay

    Not exactly cheap but it is real quality. Highly recommended! The m39 to M adapter is from RJ ("jinfinances" on eBay) that can be coded.

    See also: Flickr: Discussing Robot - leica mount in RoBoT Cameras
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    HI Jaap
    Is it black paint rather than chrome?
    Hi Vivek
    Nicely minimalist . .. now, where's mine
    Ah - here



    Strap made by Silas (thank you)
    Simplistic engraving done by Leica (thank you - sorry I took the black paint out, but I like the brass showing through).
    Gunmetal finish courtesy of my greasy hands and much use.

    I like it
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    Re: Showoff thread

    Hi Jono,

    no, it is chrome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Godfrey,

    Robot M26 Screw Mount to Leica Screw Mount L39 M39 Adapter | eBay

    Not exactly cheap but it is real quality. Highly recommended! The m39 to M adapter is from RJ ("jinfinances" on eBay) that can be coded.

    See also: Flickr: Discussing Robot - leica mount in RoBoT Cameras
    Thanks, I ordered one. It's always nice to have the option ...

    G

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    HI Jaap
    Is it black paint rather than chrome?
    Hi Vivek
    Nicely minimalist . .. now, where's mine
    Ah - here


    Strap made by Silas (thank you)
    Simplistic engraving done by Leica (thank you - sorry I took the black paint out, but I like the brass showing through).
    Gunmetal finish courtesy of my greasy hands and much use.

    I like it
    Hi Jono,

    I hate to disagree with Jaap but the reality is that despite the "stealth" appearance with no logos and such, this (MM, even with a low profile black painted lens) gets recognized every time and all the time as a camera and I get noticed as taking pictures. Even with a camera like the NEX-5 and its loud shot gun shutter, no one was bothered. I am constantly surprised about this fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmbma View Post
    Just cannot get sexier than this!



    my baby M2
    If you ever decide to sell this, is your FS ad (without posted image) going to suggest it has just a small amount of brassing? (I couldn't resist )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Hi Jono,

    I hate to disagree with Jaap but the reality is that despite the "stealth" appearance with no logos and such, this (MM, even with a low profile black painted lens) gets recognized every time and all the time as a camera and I get noticed as taking pictures. Even with a camera like the NEX-5 and its loud shot gun shutter, no one was bothered. I am constantly surprised about this fact.
    HI Vivek
    That's because you live in a super-camera-aware city - me? nobody notices an old fool with an old looking camera . . . added to which, most of the time there's nobody to notice me!

    To be honest I couldn't care less - but I do find that people don't seem to mind having their photograph taken using an M - I think it's because of the visible eye, and it doesn't look like you have some huge weapon stuck in front of your face . . . .but of course, this goes for the NEX too. The M(240) has a much quieter shutter (for the victim at least), and so it's even less obvious.

    By the way - I don't regularly put my name on a camera - it was just a sentimental response to this one having tested it - the M8/M9 also has my name on it.

    The Gaffer tape idea really makes me laugh - I can just imagine in the School of Street Theft . . . .

    Now then - the make of a camera is not a good guide to it's worth, however, you can be absolutely sure that if a camera has gaffer tape on the owner is trying to hide the fact that it's valuable - so steal it.

    ........

    I met Jaap in Berlin for the Monochrom launch - they also presented the Hermes edition - which was funny, as we were shown this silver chrome camera with light brown leather . . . . . . . just like the one hung around Jaap's neck! He certainly got a few looks wandering around with it.

    Rambling again

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    Re: Showoff thread

    Hi Jono,

    Nah, it happened in India also (my first days with the camera) . Here, no one gives a toss about the NEX - in the sense, no one takes it seriously.

    Anyway, each have their own purpose.

    Well, now we know where Jaap got his inspiration from..
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    Re: Showoff thread

    Maybe this will provide some "additional" inspiration...Obviously this isn't mine but something I found on the internet...

    Leica M9 P White Chrome Noctilux M 50mm F0 95 Rare Limited Edition 19 50 | eBay

    LEICA M9-P WHITE + CHROME NOCTILUX-M 50mm f0.95 NIB RARE *Limited Edition #19/50

    ...Limited edition #19/50. Comes complete new in the box with M9-P White camera body, chrome Noctilux 50mm F0.95Asph 6Bit lens, black satin presentation case for both, white leather outfit case for the lens, white leather shoulder strap for the body, matching paperwork and box...Starting bid:US $32,500.00 with a modest shipping cost of US $645.00

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    For something so expensive, it is remarkable how cheap and nasty that white M9P looks. The white engraving, the black plastic control wheel and buttons, the shiny white leather – a truly hideous dog's dinner.
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    Nice gears, jealous...

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    Not a great image of mine, but the soft leather strap is so comfortable on my neck on my regular day long walks round London.

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    have the same strap, awesome.

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    Is this the Barton Braided Leather Neck Strap?

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    yup

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithL View Post
    Is this the Barton Braided Leather Neck Strap?
    not sure but I bought it, with my MM, from Red Dot Cameras on Old Street.
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    Ain't they cute?

    New addition on right.
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    Re: Showoff thread

    This is easy. Basic MM. Basic Luigi case. Basic old thumbs up. Basic Upstrap. Basic 50mm Summicron Asph. Basic B+W 040 filter. The combination gets 70% of my use at this point. I'm considering selling some other stuff.


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    Duck duck goose.

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