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

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Subject: [Leica] Leica Thread Mount Camera Poll
From: MEB at (Michael E. Berube)
Date: Wed Sep 22 20:44:16 2004

On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 18:15:12 -0700 (PDT), GREG LORENZO quoth unto the 
>>Who still uses their LTM camera?
>>And which camera or cameras, lens or lenses do you like to use?

My 1949 IIIc and 1980/81 M4P are the only film cameras that I have left. 
Well I 
have my first camera a Kodak Rettinette but the shutter is too sticky to 
actually use it. I can't part with it because it was a gift from my uncle 
it got me started in photography, but I can't really justify spending the 
that it will probably take to fix the shutter. SO, I break my usual rule of 
only owning cameras that I can actually shoot with.

I currently use a D2h and D70's for a living. LUGging the IIIc with a 
5cm f/3.5 Elmar loaded with new Portra 800 or NPZ is a joy once in a while 
after a long day of luging a Domke full of the much heavier DSLRs, a few 
and all those zooms about. 

I usually have the 35/2.5 Skopar on the M4P, and the 50 Elmar on the IIIc, 
I also carry a 9cm f/4 Elmar and a 50mm f/1.5 Summarit. I use a DigiSIX 
once in a while. I have a third party rube goldberg type synchronizer for 
IIIc that allows me to use a tiny Olympus S20 flash at 1/20 or slower 
use it, but it is funky) and the M4P has a hotshoe for the S20 of course. I 
a Helios finder if I use the 35 or 90 on the IIIc. I find the Helios much 
compact than an Imarect (sp?) or the like and it works well. This entire LTM 
kit, a few rolls of film, my cell and my pda and keys all fit into a bag 
that I 
got at EMS which is even smaller than a Domke F5!  It is quite a difference 
from the F1-X little bit bigger bag which I carry for work.

Of course, I have been thinking of a 21/4 from Stephen, but I am so in love 
with the 35 on the M4P that I'm not sure that I'd use it much so I'll 
buy some groceries instead! 
Winter is coming to Maine in a week or two. :)

Carpe Luminem,
Michael Eric Berube