My M3.

My M3

↑iPhone 5.

The iconic Leica M3, as photographed by the iconic iPhone 🙂

(You may also have noticed the 50mm Summicron f/2 Rigid).

What is it about these old cameras that makes grown men want to do silly things, like pose them for pictures?


7 thoughts on “My M3.

  1. jason howe says:

    Haha, I’ll hold my hand up to doing this, guilty. As far as a logical explanation, I don’t have one 🙂

    50 Cron Rigid is a lovely lens, enjoy.

    Cheers, Jason

    • Prosophos says:

      I keep shaking my head when I see other people doing it, but I’ve done this now more than a few times. By the way, the best answer I’ve encountered, so far, as to “Why?” is: it’s male jewelry.

  2. mewanchuk says:

    Perfect post! Now you can answer my question about how you meter!

    Oh… and congrats on the lens… It is a beauty.


    • Prosophos says:

      I use the “Light Meter” app on my iPhone… I’d forgotten you’d asked me that – sorry! I have referred to it in some of my film posts, and I really like using it because it gives me a better understanding of how the overall scene will look.

  3. I keep telling myself I really don’t need the M3. I wouldn’t even know about the M3 until I began shooting with Leica glass in the last year or so. But now I have a desire to consider the idea. I would really like to have a 1955 M3 model as that was the year I was born. Is that such a bad idea?

  4. austinbiker says:

    Speaking of the bunny hole, pretty half-cover.

    I was reading reviews of Iphone light meters last week and grabbed a few. Which one do you like best?

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