Born in 1970 (Part 2). 2020, Favourite, Inspiration, iPhone, Leica M2, Leica M2-R Leica M2-R. —Peter. Related
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Peter, did you buy the M2? It looks gorgeous. As you know, I bought an M3, but agonized over the M2.
Yes George, this is my new camera. It’s in very nice condition. Waiting for a Voigt 40 to match it with.
Enjoy it Peter and happy to read you’re back. I look forward to seeing your work.
Thanks George. Not back yet, just laying the groundwork.
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.
The Zeiss 35/2 always seems to render beautifully on film.
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!
LOL, I’ve seen plenty of great photos taken with the M240 (as long as you can overlook the TomatoFace™ skin tones https://prosophos.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/prosophos-tomato-face.jpg 😉 )…
With respect to determining exposure, I still consult the light meter app on my phone quite regularly, unless I’m in familiar environments where I know the light quite well.
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 😉
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.