Show your digital Leica M

Discussion in 'Leica M Camera Forum' started by Armanius, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. Armanius

    Armanius Leica Place Regular

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    M9 by iPhone

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  2. kingsfan

    kingsfan Leica Place Regular

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  3. Amin

    Amin Administrator

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    You taped over your M9, A?

    My M8:

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  4. Armanius

    Armanius Leica Place Regular

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    Yes, I taped over the M9 and the Leica. Makes it look like a MP!
     
  5. ajramirez

    ajramirez Leica Place Veteran

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    Antonio
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  6. TraamisVos

    TraamisVos Leica Place Regular

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    My Leica M8.2, taken with my LX5.

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  7. xdayv

    xdayv Leica Place Veteran

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    Here's mine...

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  8. usayit

    usayit Leica Place Regular Subscribing Member

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  9. Colin Lam

    Colin Lam New to Leica Place

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    Hi all!

    Here's my M9 :)

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  10. Phoenix

    Phoenix New to Leica Place

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    Be still my beating heart :love:
     
  11. airfrogusmc

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  12. xdayv

    xdayv Leica Place Veteran

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    side-by-side with the D800E and 24 1.4...
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  13. Duane Pandorf

    Duane Pandorf Leica Place Regular

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    My black dot M-E

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  14. Mijo

    Mijo Leica Place Veteran

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    Is there something different about the black dot M-E, than the red dot? I didn't realize there was a black dot option for the M-E.
     
  15. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    M8 with J-12, M9 with a Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm F1.5 from 1934, converted to Leica Mount. This is the oldest Zeiss lens that I've converted. Older ones were a different mechanical design and cannot be easily converted to Leica mount. This one is nickel, not chrome. 1980s J-3 focus mount used for the conversion.

    Need to ge a picture of the Monochrom up.
     

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  16. Duane Pandorf

    Duane Pandorf Leica Place Regular

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    (8>) I wish I could say I have the P version of the M-E but all I did was found a black dot and replaced the original red dot with the black one. I like the all black look and I'd even consider replacing the red dot on the lens with a black one.
     
  17. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 Leica Place Regular

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  18. usayit

    usayit Leica Place Regular Subscribing Member

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    As far as I know, the only Leica M body that officially came with a black dot was the Leica LHSA M6. From what I gathered from readings... Leica (camera) does not own the rights to the Leica Red Dot logo. Leica Geosystems owns it. It is perpetually "loaned" out to Leica camera for use. Leica Camera, Geosystems, and Microsystems all operate as independent companies. It is rumored that Leica camera got into a little trouble when they released the LHSA M6 with a black dot as they did not work with Geosystems for permission. As such, they will only replace black dots on the LHSA M6.

    So when you see a Leica M with a black dot, two things most likely has happened. Someone sourced a replacement black dot intended for the LHSA M6 and replaced the red dot. Its easy to do AND the size has not changed over the years. The other option is to remove the red dot and paint it black.... there are instructions online and its rather easy to do with enamel paint for plastic modeling.

    A popular place to purchase a black dot is from DAG camera. There is also an ebay seller that pops up every now and then with a buy it now price of $85 USD. That's priced high but it does sell apparently.



    btw... I was really disappointed when the M9 was released in grey or black paint. Chrome/silver is my preference... its the finish of choice for decades. The red dot doesn't stick out as much on a silvered body. If I had my choice of finish to "bring back" from the past.... definitely Titanium. I miss that on my M6 Titanium.
     
  19. Haans

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    My M6 (1st batch) came with the Leitz black dot.
    I was almost certain that wasn't right, that someone had replaced the red dot or painted it black. Several weeks later I noticed a little of the black rubbed off the dot and under was red. That made more sense, and as I rubbed it with a cloth, the black came off easily. I used an old electric toothbrush and with some gentle dry scrubbing, got it all off. Someone had obviously painted the dot with some kind of black tempura or something similar. Now it is as it should be...
     
  20. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
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    1934 Leica III with a 1945 Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm F1.5, and the M Monochrom with the C-Sonnar 50/1.5.

    Picture yaken with the RF coupled Pentax 50/1.4 on the M8.