In the spring I sold my Leica M3. I enjoyed the camera, but I wasn’t using it as much as I thought I should be. I also found myself using other cameras a lot, but it wasn’t because I didn’t enjoy the M3, I just had other cameras I wanted to try. So I though it would be a good idea to sell the M3. Besides I still had my Leica CL should I feel the need to shoot some rangefinder photos.
Skip ahead to present day and I haven’t shot a roll a film since I sold that camera! I’ve got plenty of film and plenty of film cameras so there is no good excuse for me not to be shooting film photos. I had finally come to the realization that maybe I loved that Leica M3 a little more than I thought I did. With that in mind I quickly got my hands on another (better/newer) Leica M3.
My new camera is a single stroke M3 and the rangefinder patch is super contrasty and easy to focus with. I’ll probably get it painted one day and then this thing will never leave my side haha.
The lens on the camera in the picture is a Minolta M-Rokkor 40mm f/2 prime. The lens is basically a Leica lens re-branded for Minolta when Leica & Minolta made a partnership to make the Leica/Minolta CL. I love this lens because it is so tiny. I haven’t shot any photos with the lens yet, so we’ll see what I think once I put a roll of film through it.
Thanks for stopping by, Rob
Thanks man! 🙂