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Leica M2 - nude selfie

Discussion in 'Portrait' started by nickthetasmaniac, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac SC Veteran

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    Nick Clark
    A quick snap of my M2, after pulling off the old vulcanite to replace with leather.

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  2. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

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    Steve
    Very nice. We'll need a shot of the finished product.
     
  3. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac SC Veteran

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    Nick Clark
    pt.II

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    ...and during surgery (my Mum is an archeologist by training and museum conservator by trade, so she's pretty familiar with cleaning precious objects :) )

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  4. A fun project. :)
     
  5. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac SC Veteran

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    Nick Clark
    It is :) Although I'm pretty nervous about applying the leather...
     
  6. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac SC Veteran

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    Down to bare metal...

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  7. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
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    Jack
    Call it limited or special edition!
     
  8. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac SC Veteran

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    It worked for Lenny Kravitz ;)
     
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  9. SnapDawg

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    Ken
    Wonderful thread, Nick. I wonder how many percent of the digital image capturing devices we shoot these days, including high end models will still be used, useable or even reparable in ten years from now.
     
  10. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Given Leica's predilection for selling pre-distressed cameras at a premium price, you could probably get big money for that!

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  11. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac SC Veteran

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    Finished!

    Fairly happy with it, although the fit around the back isn't 100%. Oh well, it's a user not a model, and the process was fun :)

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  12. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac SC Veteran

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    Indeed! Although used prices for old digitals like the Leica Digilux 3/Pana L1 suggest there's a few modern day 'classics'...
     
  13. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

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    Jack
    Looks good!
     
  14. drd1135

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    Steve
    The problem with current digital cameras is I wonder how many will be repairable in the long run.