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I created a pictorial on my repair of the Leitz SCNOO trigger winder for Leica II and III series cameras.
Got mine a while back, although advised against buying one: 'the ribbons keep breaking'.
Well, that's all in the past now. Have a look (http://portretteur.nl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=105:fixingscnoo&catid=40:rangefinders&Itemid=61) and tell me what you think.
Nicely done, and congratulations. I always liked SCNOO, and currently have a Leicavit on my MP and a Rapidwind on my M2. Do I not recall that the early SCNOO had a steel tape which was replaced with cloth because of the risk of cutting yourself on the steel?
Of course, this all shows what rubbish Leicas are, when you have to replace a component more than once per century...
Thanks for your comment. I maybe should have added the bit about the risk of cutting oneself with the newly fitted metal tape, it can be sharp indeed. Guess I'll squeeze it in with the pcitorial somewhere.
Very nicely done — should last you a lifetime and more!
'It's a pocketable ruler. The one with a metal ruler that retracts by itself when released.' I think you could call that a pocket tape measure.
Very nice hack. I wish scnoo fit nicca. *sigh*
that is pretty awesome, Johan!
Fantastic job, Johan!
Not sure if you've factored in the metal-fatigue, but it looks like a fix that should last a good long while.
A SCNOO is somewhere on the wish list, but still pretty far down.
Nice writeup, buzzardkid! If my ribbon breaks, I know what to do. I thought SCNOO was a pretty addition for my IIIb, but it actually works very well. I get 2 fps easily. :)
Thanks for posting the instructions.
I've made the thread a "sticky", anyone else looking to repair this winder will not have to go far to find it.
Thanks for that Brian, it's my first sticky, I'm honored!
A very interesting modification :D I'll definitely do this when I saved enough for a SCNOO
Still think I will buy a SCNOO again in due time and again fix it up with a metal tape measure ribbon to replace the silk one with.
After all, it was one of my most successful conversions so far!
Brilliant! Missed this first time around.
You said you installed the shorted strip in this one because you cut your hands on it. I've not found this to be a problem at all, as I advance the winder with my left index finger while holding the camera with my right.
I guess when the tape measure strip wears out I'll be wanting a longer one installed in it again :)
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