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Re: Culmination

Postby PFMcFarland » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:46 am

1982 M4-P, pre-dinged, and in ready to go condition.

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The CL is either going to have to make room, or I need to get a bigger bag so they can share more easily.

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Re: Culmination

Postby alexvaras » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:49 am

wow Phil!! :)
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Re: Culmination

Postby Bennybee » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:04 pm

Sweet! That's the Leica I would choose.
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Re: Culmination

Postby melek » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:11 am

That's a nice set - a really nice pair of cameras.

Back around 1983, I had the chance to buy two cameras, and I didn't buy either. A Rolleiflex 2.8F for $900 and a Leica M-4 with three lenses for $600. WHAT WAS I THINKING?!
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Re: Culmination

Postby PFMcFarland » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:10 am

melek wrote:That's a nice set - a really nice pair of cameras.

Back around 1983, I had the chance to buy two cameras, and I didn't buy either. A Rolleiflex 2.8F for $900 and a Leica M-4 with three lenses for $600. WHAT WAS I THINKING?!


Especially since M4's are going for big bucks these days, Mike. Everyone wants the old school manufacturing principles. Why, I don't know, because that comes with the attendant high maintenance costs. I feel like I lucked out with both of these cameras because they are underrated, thus you can find a bargain (relatively speaking).

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Re: Culmination

Postby melek » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:14 pm

Those cameras that you have look really nice. I have noticed that the price of the Leica CL has dropped a bit.

Overall, film camera prices seem a bit down, even as interest in "retro" items is up. I read an article that said younger folks are interested in vinyl (albums) and cassettes although not CDs.
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Re: Culmination

Postby PFMcFarland » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:39 pm

Finally have the camera accessorized to my liking. Plugs for the PC sockets, a Leica strap that came in a box lot from an auction, a Rapidwinder, and TomA Softie to round things out. Ready for just about anything now.

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Re: Culmination

Postby alexvaras » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:22 am

Nice Phil, waiting the photos :)
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Re: Culmination

Postby melek » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:09 pm

Mmmm. That's a nice camera. I still like the Leicas best in black.
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Re: Culmination

Postby LarryD » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:58 pm

Enjoy. I started with a RF camera back in the early 70s. I still have a few around but alas they are all Ukrainian or Russian.
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