10 thoughts on “Born in 1970 (Part 2).

  1. Had mine out this morning with a roll of Portra400 in it and a Zeiss 35 f2. Such a beautiful viewfinder and mechanical work of art. I did add a voigtlander meter to the top of mine. Mines a 1958.

      1. Yea, I’m pretty new to film, I entered the Leica black hole though a 240 (not your favorite I know 🙂 ), so looking forward to getting the roll processed. Really love the simplicity of the M2 though, the voigt lightmeter really enhances it’s usability for someone like me, still learning film.

        I look forward to your photos!

  2. Peter, you ever tried the Rokkor 40/2? I personally prefer it to the V 40/1.4 Looking fwd to seeing your output from this camera, esspecially the colours 😉

    1. Thanks jh, I haven’t tried the Rokkor 40/2 (or the Leica variant), but I find that f/1.4 is necessary in Toronto, as the light is quite diminished during the winter (which lasts a long time…).

      Having said that, I’ve seen some head-to-head comparisons between the Voigt 40/1.4 and the 40/2 (it takes a little searching on the web to find them) and the Voigt will either match or exceed the Minolta/Leica 40/2 in performance. And it’s available brand new, for less $.

      Where the Minolta/Leica 40/2 has an advantage is in its size: it’s smaller.

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