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Mechanical 35mm Compact


mavic42 2 1
5 Sep 2017 3:00PM
Hi all,
I've been through camera after camera in search of one that fits what I want but I can't seem to find the right one. I'm looking for a mechanical compact camera, with a wide lens (wider than 35mm at least) that's reasonably fast, manual exposure, and uses scale focus. Something in between a Fuji Natura 1.9 and a Rollei 35. I'm thinking it might just come down to finding the right lens for my Leica and leaving it at that so I suppose that's the second part of my post; what wide lenses would people recommend for Leica that would essentially make it into an overgrown compact? Something similar to the Voigtlander 25mm Skopar but more pancake-esque possibly...

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altitude50 15 16.5k United Kingdom
5 Sep 2017 4:18PM
How about.a......
Ricoh GR1 or
Minolta TC 1

Not manual but high quality.

And.... which Leica?
mavic42 2 1
5 Sep 2017 4:20PM

Quote:How about.a......
Ricoh GR1 or
Minolta TC 1

Not manual but high quality.

And.... which Leica?



I've considered them both but I would prefer to have something mechnical. The TC-1 is probably my best bet for an automatic camera. The Leica is an M6
filmforever 12 775
13 Jan 2018 2:10PM
If you're using scale focus, would an older Leica 111g suit?..You'd need to fit a separate viewfinder as I believe the built in ones are only for 50 & 90mm lenses. There are plenty of wide angle screw thread lenses about s/h from Voigtlander and Canon, which many regard as being superior to Leica's own lenses.


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