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WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTT

 

IM SO FUCKIN JEALOUS.

 

ive been all over craigslist for years, looking for people trying to sell their "fathers old camera", not knowing what a leica is.....

 

how much did that set you back?

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I feel like I could die right now, content as fuck. Haha.

Localish seller for around $1,600 + the lens new for $600ish. I always lurk local classifieds and eBay for used film cameras and just came across it. Couldn't pass it up, the black on the top plate is pretty worn on the front/top as you can see and there's a few dents on the corner of the top plate but for that price I don't care at all. Haha. It looks nice a bit worn.

 

/in love oner.

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props to you for that leica man. i live down the hall from a prety well know VET war photographer, he says he's about to sell his old leica's (6 of em) to pay rent. sad. wish i could afford em.

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Thanks dudes, yeah the guy I got it off was moving or something. Sad about the war photographer, I bet those cameras have seen a lot. Hopefully they go into good hands though.

 

I'm in the process of selling things that aren't necessities at the moment, PS3, old laptop, etc.. So I won't have lost TOO much. Worth it though. Fallen in love with rangefinders. I've got a roll in it so I'll get around to shooting it soon. Also got a few other rolls from my Canonet QL17 and Nikon L35AF to develop. Should have stuff to post in the near future.

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Thats the exact combo I'm working for, strange. Congrats! I'm super jealous. I'm also a sucker for rangefinders.

 

What viewfinder did you get? TTL? Wetzlar?

 

I'm still a bit torn between an m8 or an m6. There's just so many reviews of the m8 saying that it was a total failure... But using the camera for work I'd really appreciate having pictures ready right away...

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It's just the standard M6 TTL finder, 0.58 magnification which is good because from what I know it's better for people who wear glasses (myself) and works well with the 28mm and 35mm lenses.

If you want to shoot film get the M6. I know a few people who use M4-P's and MP's which they say are also great. If you're going to spend the money on a digital Leica just go for the M9. I haven't heard enough good things about the M8. Infact like you said, a lot of people hated it after it came out.

 

Get an m9, haha. Now that would be awesome. But definitely, once you shoot rangefinders you don't want to go back.

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I do shoot a rangefinder, it isn't much but it does a hell of a job. I'm not buying anything till the leica. Thats a good call on the .58, props for wearing glasses too. Solidarity... I love to shoot film, i've been leaning towards the m6 and I know that I'll have access to a darkroom. I'd like to opt for the M6 over any other because i'd like to have the TTL. I'd get an m5 if I found a cheap one. The ugly leica ahah

 

can't afford the m9 for as long as i live... maybe once the m10 or whatever comes out...

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Oh yeah I was just meaning that once you've been shooting one it becomes too good a feeling. Go back to shooting an SLR and you hear the mirror slap and just cringe. What are you currently shooting with?

I think if it's between an M8 or M6 then I'd say the M6 for sure, especially if you have darkroom access. A few people have said they don't like the TTL version but so far I'm finding the meter pretty handy.

I've been gathering supplies to start developing at home, and soon enough I'll invest in my own scanner. I love film too, the whole process of it. Having to use the film advance leaver before each shot. Developing will be my next big step/proud moment.

 

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Old photo for all the text

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sweet, I'm shooting an olympus xa. its a tiny little thing I can carry it anywhere in my jacket. great for street shooting, good little fast lens. If you ever find one, get it!

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dont mind me Just another Noob with a new entry level dslr and photoshop, and Im learning photoshop at the same time so thats a double noob. Messing with hdr toning, i have no idea what im doing so feel free to point me in the right direction. Ill sit back and pay attention.

 

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The XA is a dope little camera waffle, had one a while back, was thinking of getting an XA2 but I won't be getting much for a while now. Haha.

 

That's not bad for HDR Poesia, it's not too overdone. Brought out a lot of detail. I'd say the first thing to work on before post processing is stuff like composition and in camera settings. Getting used to shooting manual if you're not. Those photos aren't bad though, they're just a boring subject. If they were in a set of someone painting/working they'd look fine.

Props for being open to criticism and actually trying/willing to learn. What's your current camera/lens?

 

EDIT: Just compared that first photo to the original on Flickr, it's definitely more interesting then that. Haha. Good stuff.

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Thanks for the feedback. Im using a nikor 18-55 and nikon d3100. I dont know anything about cameras and shooting, so until i learn those things i will cheat with cs5 and youtube tutorials haha. I agree composition is important it is something i think about at times if im not directly documenting an image or like the bottom pic my desk in the studio. I cant really document myself or maybe i can but im not that narcissistic yet with the camera. I think my main objective is to document first then artistic shots for fun second. The main reason for buying this camera was the HD video i really want to get into filming things and if i this model had autofocus so i couldnt mess it up that bad while learning on the video. Im sure if i take it serious it will become obsolete pretty fast. Again all feedback is appreciated im not naive to think that cause i paint i can take a photo. Everything that means anything takes time to learn and respect.

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Good choice with the Nikon firstly, haha. 3100 is supposed to be good. First point I will give you for the video, is don't use the auto focus. I don't know how it is on that camera but generally it's noisy, shakey and a bit slow on DSLR videos. Manual will be much smoother and you'll get a feel for it faster.

I guess the only way we can give you criticism is on non-graffiti photos, there's not much to discuss with them. So try shooting some every day stuff while you're out shooting walls too. You're clearly a talented artist so I'm sure you'll pick it up quickly.

 

I always liked taking photos but it wasn't until I was documenting graff for mags/blogs that I got into shooting more. Out taking photos and I'd start shooting other stuff on my journeys and now however many years down the track it's becoming my life.

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Hell yeah Poe. Good to see you expanding your creative horizon.

 

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I really like this flick for some reason.

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And this one. Not up to the standard you fuckers set, but yeah. I'm posting it anyways.

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great colors and compositions! noobs or not you guys got eyes. damn i'm mad i always stayed in the graff section, this thread is the beez knees. As for the M9 i would love love love to shoot with that camera i've even considered renting one from lensrentals for a long weekend.

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Lone live

 

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superia 800 and leica minilux

 

 

and a lil different vibe.. loving the details plus i kinda have a thing for messy rooms/unmade beds etc

 

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yeah im that guy who violates your privacy when ur sleepin

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haha i took a flick of my boy half asleep once and a friend of mine called me creepy i told them if you seem me walk into a room with a camera, your fair game!

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