Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/22

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Subject: [Leica] Leica Thread Mount Camera Poll
From: phong at (Phong)
Date: Wed Sep 22 16:52:44 2004

> Who still uses their LTM camera? 
> And which camera or cameras, lens or lenses do you like to use?
> I use my IIIG with modern formula 50 Summicron primarily for 
> street photography.

I also have been using a IIIg with a current 50mm Summicron,
and a Voigtlander Cosina 90mm Lanthar.  I added a
Abrahamsson Rapidwinder this past summer (thanks to you
and Joe Leung for telling me about the ARW in LTM).
I find it even more useful than on M cameras.
Another lens that I realy like is the VC 50mm Heliar.
I also have a Voigtlander Cosina 50mm Nokton, and
2 Jupiter 50mm lenses.  I like the Nokton and the Jupiters
but probably will end up selling them.

Upon Jim Shulman's recommendations, I picked up a VC
meter from Rich Pinto (Photovillage), but sold it after a few months.
While it fits the IIIg very well, I was confusing myself too much
as I already have an external light meter (a Sekonic which is
as big as the IIIg !) than I am used to.  The VC meter could
also use a meter lock.

Then I picked up an LTM shutter release adapter from 
Dante Stella that allows me to use a cable release when I want to.
And I have been shooting Tri X bulk loaded with a loader 
loaned by Bill Harting.

At some point, I probably would like to get a spare take up spool.

The IIIg is just great.    So is the LUG.


- Phong

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