A Classical Duo (EXPLORED!)

EXPLORED!! #48 Thank you

My other two travel companions: a Billingham Hadley Pro in black and tan leather and my Leica M8 with a Minolta M-Rokkor QF 40mm f/2 attached. I have a 35 Summicron ASPH on the way so I'll probably end up retaking this once that little guy arrives.


Shot with a Nikon D700 + 50mm f/1.8G AF-S and the soft diffused window light from a rainy January day.

  • jojographicischic 3y

    love it this camera , expensive but pro
  • daniele ferraris 3y

    a very beautiful photo and camera
  • James Genchi 3y

    Awesome shot!
  • Abhishek Joshi 3y

    lovely compo & play of light ! :)
  • ghis44free 3y

  • ganpoka:; 3y

    great camera..
  • Alberto Giomix 3y

  • Carla Nespoli - 3y

    *-* ilove
  • julian fraser photography 3y

    Can I borrow that camera :-)
  • Jusni Nasirun 3y

    Perfect combo.
  • Christophe P 3y

    Loves the combination of textures!
  • MR.MOBE 3y

    Great bag and shot. God two myself: The Billingham Hadley Large and the Billingham Leica M.
  • Oberdan 3y

  • david 3y

    I'm still loving that lens btw, thanks for selling me it ;)
    You'll find this funny too - the 35mm frameline is way more accurate on the M9 with that lens than with the 35 lux.
  • Christian Yves Ocampo 3y

    @hoodoo youdo: you're welcome David! Glad to hear you still kept it despite having a 35 lux! Believe it or not I acquired a Leica 40mm recently for the very same reason. On the M8 it's even more accurate.
  • david 3y

    Christian Yves Ocampo I miss my M8 - the M9 doesn't have anywhere near the same charm. I found older glass looked stunning on the M8, where newer didn't .. and vice versa. So the M9 I find very clinical (though I can usually still work with that). M8.2 had the best framelines of any of the Ms I've used, too!
  • david 3y

    Do you notice much difference between the two? I remember reading something about coatings, but little else.
  • Christian Yves Ocampo 3y

    david I honestly can't find any difference in the two. And you know what? I've shot a few hundred photos now and can't tell the difference between my 35 ASPH and the 40mm Summicron-C!

    Coated or not, the Minolta/Summicron-C are great values for digital M's and film bodies! I think I'm going to hang on to this copy for a while. I'm going to try and get my hands on a CLE which is supposedly multi-coated and see if it makes any difference. Honestly though the Minolta and Summicron-C render images very well and even better at doing B&W.
  • Kenan Bakin 2y

    I'm currently in the process of returning a 35 summicron v3 because I like the 40 Summicron-C better. It's that good! I also adapted the new 35 cron square hood onto it with a 5.5 to e39 adapter so no more problems with filters and rubber hoods. Highly recommended combo.
  • Christian Yves Ocampo 2y

    Kenan Bakin Price to performance ratio is pretty good on the 40mm Crons. Since I sold my 35mm ASPH along with its original square hood I never got a chance to do what you did with the adapter though it's a great idea!
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