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Old 05-06-2012   #1
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IIIc Shutter Speed Dial Shape

I was wondering if there was any purpose to the odd shaped shutter dials found on some IIIC's. My IIIC came with one and frankly it is quite harder to grip than the usual knobs and makes double exposures quite a chore.
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Old 05-06-2012   #2
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Oddly shaped shutter dials? Tell us more, you interesting person! :P A photo would be nice for those of us who haven't seen it before.
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something like this
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Old 05-06-2012   #4
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Seems like it'd be there to make it easier to change speeds without losing grip.
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Old 05-06-2012   #5
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Seems like it'd be there to make it easier to change speeds without losing grip.
That's hilarious !

It's cam shaped for flash delay contact.
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It's a Geiss Synchro Kontact, I believe. An after-market piece that replaced the original. It's similar to the Leica Vacu CAVOO flash accessory.

EDIT: I am probably wrong there. This has been identified as a cammed speed dial for the CMVOO or similar setup. Check (http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-...leica-iii.html) for a discussion on this speed dial.
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Seems like it'd be there to make it easier to change speeds without losing grip.
The edges are actually pretty sharp and grips less than say a knurled knob.
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It's a Geiss Synchro Kontact, I believe. An after-market piece that replaced the original. It's similar to the Leica Vacu CAVOO flash accessory.

EDIT: I am probably wrong there. This has been identified as a cammed speed dial for the CMVOO or similar setup. Check (http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-...leica-iii.html) for a discussion on this speed dial.
Bingo! Now to look for the flash unit...
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Try ebay 330685351168. If it's a VACU, then this would be the right link.
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It's a Geiss Synchro Kontact, I believe.
Sorry, Tony, not a synchro - that is a separate piece that clamps onto a standard speed dial and has a special fitting that goes into the cold shoe - as the dial rotates, the two parts make contact and the lobe on the Syncro pushes a contact into the other part. Both methods work the same way I should think, but I don't know the maker for this one, sorry.
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Yes, I sadly realized that a few seconds after I posted and then quickly and embarrassingly edited it when I found several similar discussions about the same speed dial. The ebay auction does, I believe, offer the rest of the proper synch controller. ciao!
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I have one of those on my 1934 Leica.3 as well. Don't really care for it's shape myself and will probably replace it one day.
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Please excuse this slightly off topic comment but the propagation of bs on the web continues to surprise me after all these years.
In an attempt to answer the question, I first went to a Leica site and found a discussion on the same dial in which it was ID'd as a Geiss. I then posted this erroneous info but I doubted it because it wasn't the same as the Geiss I had. So, I went back to a search and found my posting misidentifying the dial(!). However, also found the right one and the ebay listing for a controller. However, the original misinfo is still out there.
So, I'd like to delete my first erroneous comment and leave the EDIT if that would be OK with others on this thread. Mea culpa.
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"...So, I'd like to delete my first erroneous comment and leave the EDIT if that would be OK with others on this thread. Mea culpa.
David"
Just don't expect me to do the same. I don't have time to delete a couple thousand *erroneous comments*.
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slap slap slap Thanks, I needed that. Don't what came over me.
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Tony,
Don't worry - I make those sort of mistakes an awful lot - we are only human, right?
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