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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-11-2017
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Posted By Jerzyw
thank you Arthur, I can see all details I need. I...

thank you Arthur, I can see all details I need. I have taken you on the distribution list for the final document, however it will take several weeks until ready
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-10-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By Jerzyw
some more details I am interesting for: R mark on...

some more details I am interesting for: R mark on DOF and last 3 digit of camera SN engraved on DOF for non standard lenses
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106807
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-10-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By Jerzyw
and here some photos of the button for 7 oclock,...

and here some photos of the button for 7 oclock, rounded and flat
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106805
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-10-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By Jerzyw
thank you Rick! @Arthur - would you mind sending...

thank you Rick!
@Arthur - would you mind sending me a photo of front ring, DOF and distance scale? the last two may be combined on one photo.

In general, to be able to do classification I would need...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-09-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By Jerzyw
thank you very much Rick. Very interesting sample...

thank you very much Rick. Very interesting sample with infrared mark, I found only 14 including yours.
Couzld you confirm distance scale markings being 1 1,25 1,5 1,75 etc?
Or is it rather 1 1,1...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-09-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By Jerzyw
.....40 Hektor SNs have been assigned to Hektor...

.....40 Hektor SNs have been assigned to Hektor in Compur mount. Some Mentor Dreivier (3x4) have had it. I was able to identfy two of them, it is not sure if all 40 have been really produced.....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-08-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By Jerzyw
Hektor 5cm database

Hektor 50mm/5cm was produced between 1932-1934, approx 10.000 lenses were produced. Still there are few variants around.
I am working now on a database of these lenses which will allow me to do...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-04-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,087
Posted By Jerzyw
As mentioned by other member cleaning the brass...

As mentioned by other member cleaning the brass holder is absolutely necessary. Leica did use a glue based on resin, it may be washed out with acetone. In case someone used another glue before you...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-04-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,407
Posted By Jerzyw
Various sites on the web have IIIf repair manual...

Various sites on the web have IIIf repair manual for free download. It has as well a lot of explosion diagrams showing how various parts are assembled. It helps to have one. Clockwork for long time...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-08-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,767
Posted By Jerzyw
Very correct! The dent is so small that I would...

Very correct! The dent is so small that I would leave it as it is. When I was repairing bigger dents on chromed cover firstly I got chrome and nickel beneath removed by a specialist, then I corrected...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-04-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By Jerzyw
camera is suspicious. Not only that the top plate...

camera is suspicious. Not only that the top plate looks like having new paint, low fotos quality does not allow me to determine if engravings are filled with Wismuth or white paint, Vulkanit has a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-24-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,563
Posted By Jerzyw
I have positive experience with both Aki and...

I have positive experience with both Aki and Cameralether. Well, timing, as mentioned above could be a problem for both, on the other side I received replacement from Cameralether within one week as...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-24-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,996
Posted By Jerzyw
..one thing more....taking Elmar apart requires...

..one thing more....taking Elmar apart requires that the inner lens barrel is unscrewed and removed. Unscrewing the retaining ring on red scale Elmars is problematic, due to the black paint used. it...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-24-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,996
Posted By Jerzyw
the lugs are 0.7mm thick on the right side and...

the lugs are 0.7mm thick on the right side and 0.95 on the left (at least on the Elmar on which I am working now). Although hard to believe that the lug could be broken on camera hit (other damages...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-24-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,568
Posted By Jerzyw
It might be a rest of broken film, however I...

It might be a rest of broken film, however I believe that plate is misplaced. There is no way to determine in which direction it is misplaced without removing shell. With some luck you may try to put...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-23-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,996
Posted By Jerzyw
broken lug might not be a problem, there are...

broken lug might not be a problem, there are still other two. ;)To eliminate play between the barrel and focusing mount I would try with replacing the velvet in focusing mount before converting into...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-20-2015
Replies: 552
Views: 163,106
Posted By Jerzyw
I think it is less complicated then it sounds....

I think it is less complicated then it sounds. Few years ago I heard it from former Leitz employees. This October, when meeting very well known Leica repairman from Wetzlar he confirmed the process....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-20-2015
Replies: 341
Views: 118,946
Posted By Jerzyw
This is bad, I do not know anything what could...

This is bad, I do not know anything what could stop derubberizing process. Temporarily you could help yourself with talk (children powder) to apply it on the black side of curtains and maybe as well...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-20-2015
Replies: 341
Views: 118,946
Posted By Jerzyw
My camera has typical disease - speeds are to...

My camera has typical disease - speeds are to slow, second image hardly visible, Vulkanit peeling off and broken and someone installed flash sync with socket in the shell. This is the reason why I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-20-2015
Replies: 552
Views: 163,106
Posted By Jerzyw
This is the process as I heard. I was doing some...

This is the process as I heard. I was doing some experiments in the past, however with no real success. There are two critical aspects, firstly to find precise chemical formula for alloy and secondly...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-20-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,996
Posted By Jerzyw
Hi, I was wrong stating earlier that screws were...

Hi,
I was wrong stating earlier that screws were gone with introduction of Red Dial. I just came accross Red Dial 628785 which still has four screws, My other red dial SN in a range of 720xxx does...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-20-2015
Replies: 341
Views: 118,946
Posted By Jerzyw
Erik, my red curtain is 377368. Main body diecast...

Erik,
my red curtain is 377368. Main body diecast has yet a different shape around rewind knob than my other 389301, which I was showing few days ago. And yes, it has as well rounded lightshields,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-19-2015
Replies: 552
Views: 163,106
Posted By Jerzyw
Peeling around lettering happens pretty often,...

Peeling around lettering happens pretty often, chemical reaction with the alloy. Might be related to how the camera was stored. Btw in the reality this was not Woods metal, melting temperature of 60C...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-17-2015
Replies: 341
Views: 118,946
Posted By Jerzyw
this is as well explanation which i heard, to...

this is as well explanation which i heard, to avoid paying tax. Leitz (and maybe others) were doing it already before WWII. In particular, almost all III(a)sync originating from I, Standard or early...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-16-2015
Replies: 341
Views: 118,946
Posted By Jerzyw
Ok Erik, my red curtain is from 375xxx range, I...

Ok Erik, my red curtain is from 375xxx range, I believe.
Btw, I am working now on another wartime, 373948. Interesting because this camera has nothing in common with wartime, except the SN. Camera...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-16-2015
Replies: 341
Views: 118,946
Posted By Jerzyw
Publication of Leica Historica Germany 25 Jahre...

Publication of Leica Historica Germany 25 Jahre Leica Historica, Umbauten von Kameras mit Gewindeanschluss, Dr. M. Wagner.
Btw, my 389301 has stepped top cover, Leica must have had still old stock...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-16-2015
Replies: 341
Views: 118,946
Posted By Jerzyw
Erik, you are right, switch from No to Nr was in...

Erik, you are right, switch from No to Nr was in 1951. I have no evidence that it was grey in the past. as to the lightshields - you mean those under front plate or under top cover? the later may be...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-16-2015
Replies: 341
Views: 118,946
Posted By Jerzyw
i am pretty new to RFF and came across this...

i am pretty new to RFF and came across this thread just recently. I have no K, no Grey no Military wartime cameras in my collection, I have however few wartime IIIc and two early postwar (400xxx)....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-11-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,996
Posted By Jerzyw
Yes, the number of bearings increased. The first...

Yes, the number of bearings increased. The first IIIf BD had just three ball bearings; one on the upper part of big curtain drum and two on the gear located in the lower part of the release shaft....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-09-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,996
Posted By Jerzyw
Leica IIf/IIIf screws question

my IIf (653xxx) was due for CLA anyhow... this is how it looks inside. Note simplified clockwork, the only one speed to build was 1/25th. For comparison clockwork from IIIf
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-08-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 936
Posted By Jerzyw
http://www.l-camera-forum.com/topic/250377-beleder...

http://www.l-camera-forum.com/topic/250377-belederung-l%C3%B6st-sich/
last post in this thread contains Vulkant Reparatur.pdf as attachment. You may need to register and login to Leica Forum to see...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-08-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,996
Posted By Jerzyw
yes, switch to red dial (and new speeds) was...

yes, switch to red dial (and new speeds) was about 1952. For IIIf it was starting with 615xxx, however for IIf it was 574xxx (still 1952). Your camera was originally IIf, it could have been factory...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-08-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,996
Posted By Jerzyw
Early postwar IIIc had even 5 crews, until...

Early postwar IIIc had even 5 crews, until 425xxx. Th fifth was on the left side, above the lug. With BD IIIf the four screws were gone, additional screw, under the frame counter was added.
Very nice...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-08-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 936
Posted By Jerzyw
Early Ms and similarly Iiif and IIIg have a very...

Early Ms and similarly Iiif and IIIg have a very brittle vulcanit. Replacement vulcanit, regardless if from US or Japan is synthetic however with a very good touch and feel. If this is user camera it...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-09-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,186
Posted By Jerzyw
On a correctly adjusted cameras the rewind level...

On a correctly adjusted cameras the rewind level blocks the second curtain, thus inhibits exposing when at 1/4 of way towards R. At cca 80% towards R it decouples the sprocket wheel and thus makes...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-29-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,464
Posted By Jerzyw
@florian: l-Camera-Forum.com, German equivalent...

@florian: l-Camera-Forum.com, German equivalent of Rangefinderforum Has a list of camera repair specialists, some of them located in "the middle of Germany". Yes, it might be few hundreds of euro,...
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