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Old 11-01-2015   #1564
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Old 11-02-2015   #1565
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This thread really is making me miss my old IIIf and SYOOM with 3.5cm Elmar... need to get another elmar for the M8
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Old 11-04-2015   #1566
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Just arrived… 1938 IIIb. A nice match for my 1938 chrome Summar.

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Just arrived… 1938 IIIb. A nice match for my 1938 chrome Summar.

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Old 11-05-2015   #1568
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Thanks, HuubL. The cosmetic condition of the camera is really nice, and higher shutter speeds sound pretty good. However, it's already clear that the slow speeds are too slow (1/2 = about 1 sec, and so on). Testing with film in a day or two, we'll see how it goes!

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My IIIf BD with 3.5cm Elmar
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Just arrived… 1938 IIIb. A nice match for my 1938 chrome Summar.

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Old 11-15-2015   #1571
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First post here! Last Saturday I went to a local Camera flea market (a biannual event in Stockholm since this spring). I had some money saved from selling other cameras and misc stuff at flea markets, so I thought about a M2 or M4-2. I had thought quite a bit about the screw mounts as well, but thought I needed the M.

Well... Didn't find a M, but after a while I caught a glimpse of this on a table I had hurried past. Another visitor was fondling it and I began to panic. Luckily he put it down and when I held it I knew I didn't need a M camera.



I thought I was a 35 mm-guy, but nah.
I thought it would feel more like the Zorki I I fondled a while back. Nooooo!
I thought people bought these since they were the cheapest way in to the Leica family, and got an M when they had the money. Nope!

The body was made in 1954 (assembled in Canada, I think) and the Elmar 50/2.8 was born in 1960. The body is in good condition except for a little dirt in hard to clean places on the outside. Small scratches on the bottom plate. I have no idea about service history but the curtains look good and all shutter speeds seem right. The Elmar is reasonably clean (maybe some small dust speck). There is a tiny bit of oil on the aperture blades, but just enough to make them slightly darker. I can't see any hazing.

The seller asked for $240. I didn't even haggle, just shook his hand.

Except for it being a 2.8 Elmar instead of the 3.5 it is bare bones, and I do like that. I will make friends with the focal length, even though I've usually used 35's. I do not want a extra finder, or a larger lens. Minimal but functional, isn't that what it's all about? The fact that the 2.8 protrudes around 12 mm more than the 3.5 is enough to keep me awake at night.

This is the first camera I've really felt the need to fondle. At multiple times. I can walk around with it at home just to feel it's presence. Wierd? Is that an anorak I see?

very very well done, a beautiful camera and a camera to cherish ans use
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Here is my 1933 Leica III about to travel on a far more recent bike.
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Old 12-22-2015   #1576
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My lovely IIIa from 1936!

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Not to get too far off topic , but do most of you use a tr-pod or mono-pod to get those great shots?
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Not for mine Red Robin. The Leica (for film) or A7S (for digital) that I use is meant to be hand-held as far as I'm concerned. I must confess however that some of my A7S shots are done using a studio flash that I have mounted above my workstation for quick "product shots".
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Old 12-24-2015   #1579
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Hektor 73mm f/1.9, all black, parallel mount, 1933.

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Old 12-27-2015   #1580
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Hektor 73mm f/1.9, all black, parallel mount, 1933.

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Never seen an all black Hektor 1.9/73mm. Looks brilliant!

Rare as hens teeth I reckon?

And what is the 'parallel mount' aspect?
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And what is the 'parallel mount' aspect?
Thank you Johan,

Parallel-mount means that the lenshead does not turn when focusing, like the Summar. This was needed for the early Agfacolor system that worked with filters.

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nice bike and camera, your elmar looks coated with a blue (ish) tint
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"nice bike and camera, your elmar looks coated with a blue (ish) tint"
Thanks lxmike, and well spotted that the Elmar is a later coated type. It's from 1946. I haven't bought a period-correct nickel uncoated Elmar as yet, even though I have been tempted by some lovely-looking examples. I think the coated Elmar is more practical in the bright light around here, and I think it makes the III more usable in a variety of situations. And the 800GS is very practical and enjoyable on the the dirt roads in this vicinity too.
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If only the weather/light would improve a bit, I'd go out and shoot with it.
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This is a sweet "snapshot" camera. Point and shoot. Model E Standard, 35mm Summaron. I have a VIDOM but usually go without.
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Old 01-08-2016   #1587
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Just got this one (the body; I had the lens). I'm enjoying it.

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Here is my 1936 IIIa mit 1936 Summar



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Finally came back to the Barnack fold after a few years of hiatus. First time IIIg, first time Leicavit. I don't have a native LTM lens at the moment, but it turned out my Summaron 35/2.8 had convertible base. I wish I had bought that SBLOO in classifieds not so long ago. I guess I can guesstimate the frame using the entire VF assuming wee bit more will be in the frame.

I'm meeting with Roland tomorrow to pick up his Elmar 50/2.8 LTM which will be the standard lens for this setup, and got a Contax adapter on its way so I'll be able to play with my Sonnar 50/2 from my Contax IIa which waiting in long long queue for overhaul.
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Well, here it is. Elmar 50/2.8 on IIIg. Thanks Roland. It sure is a beaut.
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... my Summaron 35/2.8 had convertible base. I wish I had bought that SBLOO in classifieds not so long ago. I guess I can guesstimate the frame using the entire VF assuming wee bit more will be in the frame.
My Summaron is also LTM and balances perfectly on a (prewar) Barnack. I usually insist on Leitz accessories, but don't like the rectangular profile of SBLOO. I selected the modern C/V external 35mm VF: circular profile, crystal-clear image, great brightlines.
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My Summaron is also LTM and balances perfectly on a (prewar) Barnack. I usually insist on Leitz accessories, but don't like the rectangular profile of SBLOO. I selected the modern C/V external 35mm VF: circular profile, crystal-clear image, great brightlines.
Wise advice. I'm sure SBLOO will look fantastic seeing through it, but it sure looks bulky in use. I'll probably pick up a silver CV VF when one pops up for sale in Classifieds next time. For now, Summaron will mainly live on my M4-P (but with the set-screw out so I can easily move it to IIIg), and IIIg will sport the 50/2.8.


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I actually have both view finders, and mainly use the 35mm lens on my IIIF and IIIG. I did not want to keep transposing them from one camera to another, and the Leica SBLOO does sit a fraction lower. Both great viewfinders, with my SBLOO being the second version model made.
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New to me IIIa that I just got in a trade.



Good to be back to a smaller Barnack after giving a III away and foolishly selling II with retrofitted strap lugs a few years ago. I have no intention of selling this one. (famous last words) Decided to go with IIIa to have 1/1000 shutter speed in II/III sized body.

It came with a 3rd party cone shaped shutter release collar. Probably it's practical but replaced it with a stock one. Did some external cleaning and ready for a test roll. This will be my 28/35mm cam. Will probably re-recover it in Aki-Asahi leatherette and fill a few engraving. Just gotta find that filler paint/wax thing I have somewhere in my apartment.
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Thanks Johan.

It was a quick snap in my room, but I used E-M5II's 40 mp output mode on tripod. Although it is a small resampled image posted here, surprisingly it did come out with a nice resolution and tonality.
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Posting this here, since I don't see a "Let's See Your LTM Clone" thread elsewhere...

I always wanted to play both side of the fence (I already have a Nikon RF) so I popped for a nice Tower 45 recently. Eventually I'll find a Nikkor LTM 50 for it but until I do, this Canon will do the job admirably. Ran a quick roll of color prints through it, which I'll get developed tomorrow. It sounds good, so hopefully all comes out all right and there are no light leaks. It feels real solid. These cameras are heavy!

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