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Jeanette came back from a trip to Austria two days ago. She brought me a present, it was supposed to be for my birthday - and still is - but we couldn`t wait, so I opened the box at the parkinglot outside the airport. I thought it was a lighter shaped as a camera, but it was a real digital camera: A Minox Leica M3.
The camera is ubercool, it`s a replica scaled down to 1:3 of a Leica M3. It has a 5 mega pixel sensor, and is pretty easy to use. I`m not sure if it can be considered as a toy-camera - it is definetely not a camera I would recomend as an all-round camera, or the only camera, mostly because it doesn`t have a flash, but also because there are so many cool cameras in that price-range that will make it easier to get good exposures. But it sure is a cool camera for someone like me who like to get surprised, and try to avoid smoothness!
A great deal of the photos suffer from camera shake, and the highlights seems to burn out easily - it looks like it doesn`t handle contrasts very well - but I have to use it a lot more before i know exactly what is going on. It acts like a toy-camera, the photos get blurry, the colors are a little odd - and to me that is a bonus. I guess it will be my ever-ready streetshooter. It feels a little silly to say it, but to me, this is a digital Holga !
Today`s post is heavily manipulated to get the cross processed look, but I`ll post more photos in a few days that are more "clean".

Minox Leica M3


You lucky guy. I want a Leica M3!! Minox or an original. rgrds KjellA
You got two M`s don`t you ? ;)
Thanks, Kjell!
No. Leica IIIf and IIIg - good old screw mount...
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