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    Christmas Just Came Late - IIIG

    My IIIG is back from Sherry Krauter and has had her Golden Touch applied to it and two lenses. Not bad looking for a camera made in the first quarter of 1957? It is ready to shoot and I don't have a roll of 135 film in the house. That will be fixed tomorrow and I have 20 rolls of Ilford 100 and Tri-X on the way from B&H. It makes the M8 feel huge. I'm more excited over this than the 75 'Lux. This was my first Leica and it's back in business.

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    With the Canon 85/1.5.

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    Re: Christmas Just Came Late - IIIG

    Enjoy it John.

    Cheers,

    Sean

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    Re: Christmas Just Came Late - IIIG

    Very sweet piece of camera history John, and the best part is it is still capable of making stellar images!

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    Re: Christmas Just Came Late - IIIG

    Wow!

    Now that's a Leica!!!

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    Re: Christmas Just Came Late - IIIG

    Quote Originally Posted by Sean_Reid View Post
    Enjoy it John.

    Cheers,

    Sean
    I'm very interested to see how the Canon 85/1.5 draws on the M8. It had a nice look with Tri-X and the IIIG. I also can't wait to try the CV 28/3.5 on the IIIG. All those nice CV LTM's I got for the R-D1 and M8 can do some work here also.

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    Re: Christmas Just Came Late - IIIG

    The 85/1.5 on the M8 will likely be quite nice. I'd be curious to hear how much vignetting you see from the various Skopars on a film Leica.

    Best,

    Sean

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    Re: Christmas Just Came Late - IIIG

    Quote Originally Posted by Sean_Reid View Post
    The 85/1.5 on the M8 will likely be quite nice. I'd be curious to hear how much vignetting you see from the various Skopars on a film Leica.

    Best,

    Sean
    I'll be letting everyone know...

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