|New friend, just joined the ranks. It's a Leica M2, anodized black (it was made in chrome silver), and in a more or less good shape.|
|The top looks a bit chipped. I have repaired some of the finish with a permanent black marker, but this camera will definitely need a better, professional black paint job.|
|Here is the front; notice the two small screws next to the viewfinder window. They're not original of the camera. Let's hope it's not a banged up job of rangefinder replacement or some such thing...|
However, the camera isn't too bad of a picture taker. I put a nice Zeiss Biogon 35mm lens on it, and then loaded it with some B&W film (which I haven't developed yet). Later, I also used some color film with it, and here are some of the results.
|Violin practice: part of our daily routine here in DeKalb.|
|My in-laws backyard.|
|The Chicago Apollo Choir, singing in front of the Art Institute, right after Thanksgiving.|
|Skater at Millennium Park (prefocused shot, exposure at 1/250, f4, on ISO 400 Kodak color film)|
Some time soon, this camera will leave for the Leica Spa in Oregon, WI, with Don Goldberg. I want him to repair it or at least check it before I send it to Youxin Ye in March 2015, for its paint job. In the meanwhile, I'll keep you guys posted!