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Leica M3

Leica M3
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Copyright: BK koh (wenqing) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1494 W: 102 N: 2012] (11873)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2006-06
Categories: Daily Life, Portrait
Camera: Nikon D2X, Tamrom 90mm f2.8 DI
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): camera tribute [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-13 10:56
Viewed: 2954
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
i may be using a digital camera most of the time...but i still love film cameras :)
...especially the fully manual ones...:)

i can't quite explain the attraction...i think it could be the anticipation of waiting and seeing the results and prints :)
i find that with a manual camera, i tend to think the shot though more :) spending more time composing and not just squeezing the trigger

the M3 here is from a friend, this is one of the most beautiful camera ever made, perfection from skilled craftsmen :)

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Well my photo is in good company K
Between this fantastic shot and the one from Mitra on the other side..lol

Vompliments on a good photo 110 % in your style TFS

lovely clean comp and take, very well done, Xu, thanx, M (*_*)

Very beautiful camera i like this old cameras too, in fact i allways use an old manual Konica Autoreflex TC loaded with a Illford film in companion of my digital camera. You take a good shot of the camera.

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  • albyro Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 452 W: 0 N: 24] (2504)
  • [2006-07-13 13:22]

Like A BROCHURE! Bravo!

Hi Xu,
I like Leica. Nice shot. Well done.

Very stylish Xu. Fantastic image with good clarity.


my dear Xu,

I have to admitt it's just now I understand you.
I still have 5 more shots from my first film..on an old Exa 1b(f\german) with Pentacomn lenses.Fully manual:)
It feels GREAT!!!!!!

it's like playing a real instrument and not let the simphony being played by computer programes:)

this photo goes to my favorites:)

How did you achieve this light? It is perfect! I remember some of your other camera shots, and this one is as good if not better.

P.S. Have you thought of a career in advertising? :))

That splendid M3 look very similar to my Bessa R. You succés to make look very attractiv. Well done.


what a beautiful photo and camera...this could easily be an ad for Leica...i too have a soft spot for fully manual film cameras...and although i agree that often with film i thought out my shots better...with the number of shots i can take with my DSLR i still get similar results...just in more attempts...nice work...peace***

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2006-07-27 19:25]

Bonjour Xu
It's hard to accept that these "RollsRoyce" of photography
will soon be used only for nostalgia and pleasure by indomitables!!!!
I own an M4 and keep practicing without film its timer for precise rendering !
Gorgeous light and high point of view.
(Please see my presentation page)

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  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2006-07-31 9:17]

Good Sharing Xu, This shot simply reminds me a friend from Lion City. he also like much to tribute camera theme. Well captured of M3 with fantastic studio set. Congrats!


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