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Leica Screw Mount Copies Classic Leica Copy forum as listed in the book 300 Leica Copies, including but not limited to Nicca, Leotax, Honor, Canon etc. At one time there was a major part of the camera industry just trying to make a lower cost copy/dirivitive of the original Leica.

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Old 03-15-2007   #1
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Perfect Leica SM Copy Question

Link to Sample Leica Copy from DVDTechnik (Ukraine).

Leica IIIg Copy http://www.dvdtechcameras.com/cameras/leica/29/29.htm



The text on the ad suggests Leica did make it, but not for consumer sales.
Reguardless,of the claims. Or, are the FED's with Leica Logo's.

Are these Camera's a good user camera to own and use. I have kept a J8 to use on a older Leica/copy or Canon Rf.


Does anyone own one or two ?? and if you do, Would you consider this a camera for weekend use... 2-4 rolls a month??
Have you had any issues that are worth mentioning?

Thanks for any replys inadvance. I can buy it NOW, but I want some feedback from RFF members 1st.
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I think of these Fed conversions as fun accessories (jewelry-like accessories). many of them were converted into Leica fakes because they were cosmetically beaten up in their original form. some othere are frequently asse,mebled out of cannibalized parts from broken cameras. The fresh paint covers up those problems.

Look for a good Fed or Zorki in its original form. It will probably cost you less and may work better.

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That would pretty much have to be a FED or Zorki tricked-out to be a "Leica". (I'm not expert enough to pick the differences between old FSU cameras.) While the price doesn't seem unreasonable, I'd personally be more inclined to go with an honest FSU camera that doesn't pretend to be anything else. From somewhere like www.fedka.com, if you want one that's been cleaned up / restored / repainted.

While I don't have an early model like this one, I do have a Zorki 4 and Zorki 6 which I regard as good user cameras and have had good results from.

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I say save up. For double that you could find a real leica.
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I say save up. For double that you could find a real leica.
How about a Leotax III (no Slow SS Dial) ??
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That would pretty much have to be a FED or Zorki tricked-out to be a "Leica". (I'm not expert enough to pick the differences between old FSU cameras.) While the price doesn't seem unreasonable, I'd personally be more inclined to go with an honest FSU camera that doesn't pretend to be anything else. From somewhere like www.fedka.com, if you want one that's been cleaned up / restored / repainted.

While I don't have an early model like this one, I do have a Zorki 4 and Zorki 6 which I regard as good user cameras and have had good results from.

...Mike
I have found a Zorki 6 ?? http://www.dvdtechcameras.com/cameras/leica/69/69.htm

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It does not look like a Zorki 6 though Mis lables??


Is there a way to tell. How does the Hinged back release. From the Rewind, or Bottom Plate ?? Is $120.00 for Boxed kit ithe lens a good price??

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