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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #1682
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Leica IIIf RD (1953) with Summitar 50mm f/2.0 (1952)

I got it a few years ago from a friend of my uncle who used to be a camera collector. The Summitar is really a nice lens which I should use more often.

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I recently inherited a 1955 IIIf with the collapsible summicron and have been very impressed with results from the lens.
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Not gonna lie, I've been using my IIIg almost every day for the past 3-4 weeks and love not having to carry a bag anymore and just throwing this in my pocket. It's great for day to day stuff even though the M cameras are infinitely easier to use in practice.
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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #1685
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Tell me you only took the LTM to California!

I carry my entire IIIc kit, camera w/ Elmar, light meter, filters, several films, notebook & clean shop towel in a binocular case w/ shoulder strap.



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Not gonna lie, I've been using my IIIg almost every day for the past 3-4 weeks and love not having to carry a bag anymore and just throwing this in my pocket. It's great for day to day stuff even though the M cameras are infinitely easier to use in practice.
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Tell me you only took the LTM to California!

I carry my entire IIIc kit, camera w/ Elmar, light meter, filters, several films, notebook & clean shop towel in a binocular case w/ shoulder strap.
unfortunately not haha. That trip I took my M3 with a 50DR and V1 28 Elmarit, Rollei and a Yashica T4. Still a small kit but exactly what I needed. From now on though the IIIg will have a place in my bag. I'm lucky to have exactly what I want and don't have anything that doesn't get used regularly.
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Just picked this up earlier today. I'm confused about the lens. The serial number shows it to be a 1939 vintage but its coated, has modern f stops and has the distance scale in feet rather than meters. And I count 9 aperture blades! Any ideas?

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My two first-batch five-digit black-paint Leica II cameras

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My Leica IIIf with Voigtlander VC II meter, Voigtlander Double-Shoe Adapter, and (rare) Voigtlander Millennium Falcon.
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Well someone is having fun with their camera...
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Very nice!
Is there a place that you show most of your collection, I like your taste.

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Just picked this up earlier today. I'm confused about the lens. The serial number shows it to be a 1939 vintage but its coated, has modern f stops and has the distance scale in feet rather than meters. And I count 9 aperture blades! Any ideas?

I would have to guess possibly someone had a custom job done on that lens. Leitz did so much upgrading over that period of time I guess it is also entirely possible someone could have returned the lens in the 50's and had the coating installed and the aperture ring updated. The distance indicator could have always been feet.
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Like Rik (Mr Flibble) and johannielscom, I love Leica II's in particular the early Black & Nickel cameras from the first batch known as the "Lavatory Seat" models,called this name, because of the sunken large speed dials.They also have a yellow "Orako" type filter fitted in the rangefinder window to give some contrast to the rangefinder to aid focusing.I keep one Leica II fitted with a 5cm f2.5 Hektor scaled in Feet and the other Leica II is fitted with a "Heavy cam" 3.5cm f3.5 Elmar also scaled in Feet.
Early Leica Nickel lenses scaled in Feet are fairly rare as, most of the early nickel lenses, seem to have been scaled in Metres.
It took me quite some time to find a nice Nickel 5cm f2.5 Hektor scaled in Feet.
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Leica II's - Black & Nickel "Lavatory Seat" models (1932).
Serial No.77553.
Serial No.78204.
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5 cm f2.5 Nickel Hektor 11 o'clock "Bell Push"infinity catch.Serial No.125474.Scaled in feet.(1932)
3.5cm f3.5 Nickel Elmar 7 o'clock "Heavy Cam" Serial No.182515. Scaled in feet. (1933)
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This is a nice early (1930's) morocco leather Leitz case with zipper fastening to take a Leica II with collapsed lens.It is stamped "LEICA" in the leather and the Leitz code word for it is "ERDOO" . It is in perfect condition,takes the Leica II and lens perfectly and only cost me £20.
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Cameras:-
Leica II's - Black & Nickel "Lavatory Seat" models (1932).
Serial No.77553.
Serial No.78204.
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5 cm f2.5 Nickel Hektor 11 o'clock "Bell Push"infinity catch.Serial No.125474.Scaled in feet.(1932)
3.5cm f3.5 Nickel Elmar 7 o'clock "Heavy Cam" Serial No.182515. Scaled in feet. (1933)
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Very nice!
Is there a place that you show most of your collection, I like your taste.
These days I share photos of my cameras in the Vintage Camera Collectors group on Facebook.
My old website has a few old shots, but I hardly bother to keep it updated.

I don't aim to particularly to collect Leica II cameras. I do tend to find I buy them if the price is right

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This is a nice early (1930's) morocco leather Leitz case with zipper fastening to take a Leica II with collapsed lens.It is stamped "LEICA" in the leather and the Leitz code word for it is "ERDOO" . It is in perfect condition,takes the Leica II and lens perfectly and only cost me £20.
Very nice case, PAN F! I'd like to find one of those someday too, especially for a price like that!
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Very nice arrangement of some awesome vintage gear. Congrats Mr. Fibble, thanks for posting this.

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