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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-29-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 5,186
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
99 per cent of the Summar's poor reputation is due to the "soft" front element...

and the habit of photographers of cleaning it with their ties.
I have three Summars all in pristine condition and they take excellent photographs, even at maximum aperture.
The Summar was...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-09-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3,946
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I saw one on ebay a couple of years ago...

The seller clearly didn't realise what it was. It sold for about 40 I think. As I use the small filters all the time I regret not buying it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-08-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 8,765
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
The good news is you can probably buy it back...

The good news is you can probably buy it back again for a lot less (relatively speaking) than you got for it
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-03-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 8,765
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I have three Summars only one of which was clean...

I have three Summars only one of which was clean when i got it. Ironically the lack of coatings makes them easier to clean as long as there are no gouges or pitting. It is well worth the expense as...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-03-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 8,765
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
The Joys of Summar...

If anyone asks why I am still using film and uncoated Leitz lenses I will show them these pictures taken with my Leica III and 5cm nickle Summar. The glass is in perfect condition proving that...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-27-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 895
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I have a couple of cases with the steel plate...

I have a couple of cases with the steel plate still in. Usually they are glued into place. I assume they are there so you can close the case without needing a camera inside to push the popper...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-28-2015
Replies: 1,087
Views: 235,894
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Riva motor yachts on Lake Iseo

These were taken in Italy last week with a Leica iiia and an uncoated 3.5cm Elmar. Lake Iseo is where the wrap artist Christo is planning his first project for a decade: 4.5km of golden,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-29-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,677
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I prefer the early black model because it's more...

I prefer the early black model because it's more discreet and does not attract the same attention as a pristine IIf or IIIf. I don't like drawing attention to myself when taking pictures in street...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-26-2014
Replies: 1,087
Views: 235,894
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Erik, This is why the Summar is one of my...

Erik, This is why the Summar is one of my favourite lenses!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-17-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,781
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I have a 1930s FLQOO lens hood for the Elmar...

I have a 1930s FLQOO lens hood for the Elmar 3,5cm lens which vignettes quite badly with the 35mm F3.5 Summaron, especially when used with a filter. There is no vignetting with the Elmar and a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-17-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,517
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Yes, it is back with the word ETRIN in the title...

Yes, it is back with the word ETRIN in the title though I doubt that he will get much more for it than he would have done. From observation the best way to get a high price for a vintage Leica is to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-17-2014
Replies: 399
Views: 56,171
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Wootton Bassett repatiration ceremony

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6221/6297856593_8276066123_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debrux/6297856593/)
Wootton Bassett's Big Day (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debrux/6297856593/) by...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-10-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 891
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Early chrome Leica II..

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Vintage-Leica-Ernst-Leitz-Wetzlar-D-R-P-Rangefinder-Camera-Serial-No-108295-/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/pLkAAMXQE9hSAjsx/$(KGrHqFHJBMFHbJl9hrEBS!js)OH4g~~60_12.JPG
Does anyone know...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-19-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 7,418
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I have a couple of Gossen Sixtino 2's which are...

I have a couple of Gossen Sixtino 2's which are small and accurate but one packed up on me and now I don't trust the surivior not to do the same, so I am going to shoot a film just using my eyes and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-03-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,451
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
So what's the best solution for Leica storage,...

So what's the best solution for Leica storage, assuming you want to keep them in a box and not in a display cabinet? Presumably any organic material - cotton, felt, old socks - would have the same...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-22-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,298
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Ronald is right. these old lenses will never...

Ronald is right. these old lenses will never produce results like a modern camera. They are much better! An old Leica demands a higher degree of thought goes into each photograph. It shows in the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-20-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,651
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
"On the other hand, does freshness of vision...

"On the other hand, does freshness of vision depend on the age of the technology at all?
Cheers, R."

I'm sure it does not but perhaps the limits of creativity have been reached with 35mm...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-20-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,651
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I sometimes wonder whether it is possible to do...

I sometimes wonder whether it is possible to do anything really fresh using such old technology. Cash and his contemporaries perfected the technical side of Barnack photography despite the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-19-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,590
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
As far as the red scale 5cm Elmar is concerned...

As far as the red scale 5cm Elmar is concerned there is no precise answer as value is not the same as asking price and the range is so huge. Judging by completed ebay auctions it would be hard for a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-22-2013
Replies: 1,087
Views: 235,894
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Here are three more taken with the Leica II but...

Here are three more taken with the Leica II but with a 9cm F4 Elmar:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2857/8785650364_d0c3566c52_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debrux/8785650364/)
el901...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-22-2013
Replies: 1,087
Views: 235,894
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Pre-war Elmar 35

Here are three shots taken using my Leica II and a 3,5cm F3.5 Elmar in Dorset, England. It's a lovely little lens that appears to have been coated at some point in its...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-19-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,298
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
You have sidelight falling aross the front...

You have sidelight falling aross the front surface of the leans. If you can't see obvious fogging when you shine a light through it the lens is probably not that bad. I get alarmed when I shine a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-19-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,939
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Perhaps you didn't do so badly after all ......

Perhaps you didn't do so badly after all ... here's another Leica "IIc"...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-17-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,939
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I agree with Tom regarding the people who...

I agree with Tom regarding the people who separate a Leica and a lens that have been together since birth but I don't think you paid too much if the camera has been serviced by a reputable workshop. ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-13-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,334
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
"Don't care for it" in what respect? If it is...

"Don't care for it" in what respect?
If it is an original case for a II (without the cutout for the slow speed dial) which won't accommodate the strap lugs of your IIc, there's someone here looking...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-07-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
If you're buying any 70 year old camera it is a...

If you're buying any 70 year old camera it is a good idea to factor in a service if you don't know when it was last done. Getting the fast speeds working properly is not necessarily going to cost...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-14-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,108
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
By 1938 Leica were using the same dial on the III...

By 1938 Leica were using the same dial on the III and the II including the black enamel version so yours is not necessarily a replacement. I have recently acquired an early 1932 chrome II which has...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-10-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,009
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
This seller seems to have a bottomless pit of...

This seller seems to have a bottomless pit of superb vintage lenses in mint or near mint condition. There must be a story here...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-15-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,866
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
The danger with scissors is it's very easy to...

The danger with scissors is it's very easy to make a tiny nick which turns into a tear when you wind on. If a bit of film breaks off it can lead to ruined film, a jammed shutter and a pricey repair. ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-04-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 390
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Dismantling a SHOOC 135mm viewfinder...

A SHOOC viewfinder to use with my 13.5cm Hektor lens has just arrived from a seller in France but the paralax adjustment is stiff and jerky and the silvering has blown in places. I'm not so bothered...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-03-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,635
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
You should offer the fair price suggested above...

You should offer the fair price suggested above then you won't lose anything if the Zeiss turns out to be a Russian copy. If your friend were to want a "collector's price" like the ebay seller he'd...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 972
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
It was someone's lucky day but buying mixed lots...

It was someone's lucky day but buying mixed lots in cardboard boxes can be a gamble. Even if the cameras look good when you see them things can go missing before the sale. Who knows how many people...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-24-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,152
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Ronald, Can you explain? Are you talking about...

Ronald, Can you explain? Are you talking about the lens or the body?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-22-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,152
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
You can see the line in the second picture......

You can see the line in the second picture... it's there and it is in the correct position. Incidentally my Elmar 5cm also lines up wrong on this camera, instead of being at seven o'clock the focus...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-22-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,152
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Thanks Colyn, the problem is the lens would then...

Thanks Colyn, the problem is the lens would then no longer line up correctly on my other Barnack bodies which it currently does work on. It seems to be the mount on the camera body which is out of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-22-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,152
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
NOW I know what that white arrow is...

NOW I know what that white arrow is for...

Right:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8385/8497794064_6cf6f77e8a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debrux/8497794064/)
Last 12 Months-0...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-21-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,152
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Thanks for the advice. I suspect it's some...

Thanks for the advice. I suspect it's some peculiarity in the threading of the mount... the line is in the correct position at 9 o'clock and I can't see anything else obviously askew. The body is a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-21-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,152
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
How to rotate a screw mount?

I have a Leica II that needs another half a turn when mounting a lens. Ordinarily this wouldn't matter but my 13.5cm Hektor has a tripod screw which ends up in the 5 o'clock position instead of at 6...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-18-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,848
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Try getting one...

Try getting one direct...

http://www.jackthehat.co.uk/34mm-lens-hood-metal-screw-type-anti-reflective-p-286.html
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-14-2013
Replies: 314
Views: 52,172
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
My M2 back in the early 90s: I'd lost my job and...

My M2 back in the early 90s: I'd lost my job and had two young children to feed. I advertised the body for 200 in Loot and met an eager buyer in a fast food restaurant just off Piccadilly Circus. ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-12-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 10,795
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
The light was fading so aperture was f5.6 on the...

The light was fading so aperture was f5.6 on the Summmaron and f4.5 on the Elmar and the speed for both shots was 1/60th. Shot on HP5 developed in Ilfosol 3 for 6.5 minutes. A Flqoo hood arrived...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-11-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 10,795
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Elmar vs Summaron

Here, as promised, are comparison shots with the Elmar 3,5cm and a Summaron 3.5cm. I used a Yellow 1 filter with both and a Fikus hood which turned out to vignette far more with the Summaron than...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-10-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,932
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Here it...

Here it is...http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8094/8461526256_44ecbe0172_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debrux/8461526256/)
IIIa1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debrux/8461526256/) by debrux2010...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-10-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,932
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I have the same camera with a Summer lens in...

I have the same camera with a Summer lens in truly 98 per cent condition that I bought from an eBay seller in Germany last year and I can tell you with certainty that I paid less than a half what a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-08-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 10,795
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Yes, both. It is hard to find and very expensive.

Yes, both. It is hard to find and very expensive.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-08-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 10,795
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I have a fresh roll of HP5 in my IIIa so this...

I have a fresh roll of HP5 in my IIIa so this weekend I'm going to take some photos with my recently serviced Elmar and some with a F3.5 3.5cm Summaron, also cleaned by Malcolm, and compare them side...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-07-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 10,795
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
It's interesting that until the Summaron came...

It's interesting that until the Summaron came along in 1946 the Elmar was the only 3.5cm lens available for the Leica. Many memorable photographs, including much of the coverage of World War Two...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-06-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 10,795
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I have also read that he used a Leica II with...

I have also read that he used a Leica II with uncoated lenses but I guess over 20 years he may have used a variety of different equipment. Whatever he used they are some of my favourite photographs.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-02-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2,157
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Thanks David, I have two in the post.

Thanks David, I have two in the post.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-02-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,415
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Ah, thank you. The Hektor is on my list. I'm...

Ah, thank you. The Hektor is on my list. I'm still kicking myself for deciding not to buy one I saw at a camera five years ago. Nice condition - 75, and he was open to offers. I doubt I'll find...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-02-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,283
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
The reason it is not possible to invert the 12585...

The reason it is not possible to invert the 12585 hood on the collapsible Summicron is the focus lever gets in the way. Another Leitz design flaw is that the outer diameter of the screw in UVa filter...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-02-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,415
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Eric you missed out the Hektor 7.5cm which makes...

Eric you missed out the Hektor 7.5cm which makes a total of eight, but as I only have one lens on my camera at a time one is a pretty good start. PS The FLQOO falls into the category of rare enough...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-31-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,415
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
So the Fikus and the Jack-the-Hat shades both...

So the Fikus and the Jack-the-Hat shades both suffer the same problem: neither will work with an A36 push on filter, though for completely different reasons. The Fikus vignettes and there is no...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-13-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,310
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
The Summar is one of my favourites but it's not...

The Summar is one of my favourites but it's not an everyday lens, unlike the Jupiter. If it's from 1938 it is likely be uncoated so you need to check condition carefully. The Jupiter may also be a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-13-2013
Replies: 1,087
Views: 235,894
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Jan, nice images but if you are using a Fokos...

Jan, nice images but if you are using a Fokos rangefinder you need to check the adjustment as focus seems a little off. Of course you may just be estimating, in which case you should get a Fokos...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-11-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,311
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Those are beautiful images from a lens that often...

Those are beautiful images from a lens that often gets a bad press. Like the Summar which succeeded it as Leitz's top of the range standard lens I suspect that is partly because of age and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-07-2013
Replies: 1,087
Views: 235,894
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Fly Agaric with a Nooky and Nooky Hesum

The colour photo was taken with a Leica II, Elmar 5cm and the Nooky close up attachment. The black and white one was another Leica II with Summar 5cm and Nooky Hesum.
I really like the images both...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-31-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 3,694
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I realise this isn't what you want to hear but if...

I realise this isn't what you want to hear but if you have to ask that question the answer is "no". There's nothing magical about a IIIf. A decent photographer will be able to make nice images with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-15-2012
Replies: 1,087
Views: 235,894
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
That is exactly what i love about the Summar, no...

That is exactly what i love about the Summar, no other lens is quite like it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-15-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Last time I needed to do that - to fit a filter...

Last time I needed to do that - to fit a filter with a missing screw - I just unscrewed it all the way. There was a bit of resistance but then it just came out. Sorry I can't accept liability if...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-01-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,262
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
The first version Summaron is 36mm and there is...

The first version Summaron is 36mm and there is no thread or groove for a clip on hood. Are there any clamp on after market hoods that would do the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-23-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,940
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Apart from the vulcanite damage the camera looks...

Apart from the vulcanite damage the camera looks pristine. You have set yourself a challenge finding a lens in equally beautiful condition but it will undoubtedly be worth it. Good luck!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-08-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,623
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I had an F2 90mm Summicron for my M2 and it was a...

I had an F2 90mm Summicron for my M2 and it was a monster of a lens. In fact I hardly used it because it weighed more than the camera body so I rarely took it with me and stuck with the Elmar F4...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-07-2012
Replies: 1,087
Views: 235,894
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Ade-Oh That shot demonstrates perfectly why the...

Ade-Oh That shot demonstrates perfectly why the Summar is such a wonderful lens and when clean and properly set up as sharp as a tack even wide open.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-29-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,065
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
You can't push the Fison any further back but...

You can't push the Fison any further back but it's worth trying it with the Summar. The degree ofvignetting may be determined by aperture and may not be too bad.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-24-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 8,650
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
A few years ago Malcolm Taylor quoted me...

A few years ago Malcolm Taylor quoted me something like 65 a surface to recoat a 3.5cm F3.5 Summaron which worked out at considerably more than the lens cost. Of course that didn't include the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-21-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 8,650
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Just as likely tastes have changed; you can get...

Just as likely tastes have changed; you can get all the resolution you could ever want from a modern lens, what we now look for is character, an indefinable quality not captured in an lpm lens chart.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-21-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 8,650
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Hi Thomas, The camera was handheld, I just braced...

Hi Thomas, The camera was handheld, I just braced myself against the wall. I also have the small screw in 34mm hood but only realised when it arrived that it wouldn't work with Leitz filters. ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-20-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 8,650
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I don't think coating a lens was considered...

I don't think coating a lens was considered particularly expensive or difficult in the 1950s / 60s. A local camera repairer who shut up shop a few years ago started in the business when he left the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-20-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 8,650
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
The Summar lacks contrast not sharpness. When I...

The Summar lacks contrast not sharpness. When I look at scanned negatives the difference between photographs taken with the 5cm Elmar and the 5cm Summar is immediately apparent, but it only requires...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-12-2012
Replies: 124
Views: 11,893
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
My immediate reaction was what an odd question,...

My immediate reaction was what an odd question, how can a camera, even one used by the Luftwaffe, possibly be "creepy"?
Then I wondered whether i would be comfortable using a camera inscribed with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-16-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 7,865
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
In its day the 5cm Summar 5cm was top of the...

In its day the 5cm Summar 5cm was top of the range of Letiz lenses and almost exactly twice as expensive as the 5cm Elmar. It was exceptionally sharp with a fast aperture. It still is, but only if...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-04-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,136
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I can't give you an estimate other than to say...

I can't give you an estimate other than to say Brian is in the ball park but my observation is that selling on ebay will get you the right price if you list it accurately and take decent photographs....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-25-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,621
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
However... buying the lens with a camera attached...

However... buying the lens with a camera attached could be an economic way to do it if you resell the body. In this example you should get 140 for the body (more if it is ex-RN) and the lens comes...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-23-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 4,571
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I bought this Benser pouch case from a German...

I bought this Benser pouch case from a German seller on ebay. It is a perfect fit for my Barnack Leicas with 50mm lens. It is only a single layer of leather with no padding but it seems well made...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-17-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,621
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
This seller seems to have acquired a large...

This seller seems to have acquired a large collection of Leica cameras and bits but has scrupulously avoided making any claims at all about them. I am not sure whether the ignorance is genuine or...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-13-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,290
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I'd go the half case route. Even with lugs neck...

I'd go the half case route. Even with lugs neck straps aren't ideal on black paint Barnacks as the rubbing inevitably causes brassing. Broken cases can be found pretty cheaply and if you have a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-26-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,688
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
That was a fair price given that the service,...

That was a fair price given that the service, lens clean and replacement curtain will cost you as much again - something often forgotten when putting a value to an old camera!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-26-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,688
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Yes it's a Leica IIIa syn (synchronised). The...

Yes it's a Leica IIIa syn (synchronised). The original camera was a 1934 III which was upgraded in the factory in the late 40s/early 50s. What a nice find!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-18-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,033
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Which 50mm is the best choice for my IIIF?

All things being equal and assuming condition is similar and they are of similar age which would be the better buy, a collapsible Summicron F2 or the collapsible Elmar F2.8? The Summicron has a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 3,983
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Man in the Moon, Bruges....

Man in the Moon, Bruges. http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5459/7226680710_d71a96e2a1_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debrux/7226680710/)
MinM1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debrux/7226680710/) by...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-09-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,525
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
The Elmar 3.5cm lens did have a poor reputation...

The Elmar 3.5cm lens did have a poor reputation when I bought mine for 35 ten years ago but steeply rising prices since suggest that a lot of photographers out there do appreciate it. If you have a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-07-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 4,095
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
So, it is definitely Vienna some time on or after...

So, it is definitely Vienna some time on or after April 2, 1938. I am pretty sure I bought the FILCA cassettes from someone in Austria. The third frame is in fact only half a frame as the film was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 4,095
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Sig. That was actually my first thought though I...

Sig. That was actually my first thought though I have never heard of it being done... the fact the last three frames were left on the spool suggests this may be what happened.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 4,095
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Found film Nazi mystery...

I was loading bulk film onto some recently acquired FILCA cassettes when I came across one that still had a bit of film in it. There were three frames which I scanned and discovered they show crowds...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-05-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,722
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I would buy one.

I would buy one.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-28-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 937
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
It's more important to get your description...

It's more important to get your description right. If you are selling a nickle Elmar it may not make much, or possibly any, more with the body attached. But it definitely won't make half as much if...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-22-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,205
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Thanks Tom, that's the answer I was looking for. ...

Thanks Tom, that's the answer I was looking for. I recall having read that somewhere before but couldn't find the reference.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-22-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,205
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
800 is not an insignificant number. Do you know...

800 is not an insignificant number. Do you know where that information comes from? The references I have found so far all say there were no original black IIIas, only earlier cameras that were...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-22-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,205
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Nr. vs №

Is there any significance in the use by Leica of Nr. as opposed to № ? I am thinking particularly of a black Leica IIIa currently being offered on ebay with a claim that it is all original. Most...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-17-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,574
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
If the above is correct we are into the phase of...

If the above is correct we are into the phase of "if the last one sold for x, add 10 per cent". I've seen this happen with vintage Rolex watches and it isn't pretty. A watch which was once...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-29-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,614
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I love the Filcas and the paraphenalia of a raw...

I love the Filcas and the paraphenalia of a raw celluloid habit, it's just the price of 100ft of FP4 that puts me off.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-29-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,614
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I have a daylight loader. It is easy to use as...

I have a daylight loader. It is easy to use as long as you remember which way to put the film in, get the sequence right for inserting the film cassette, don't inadvertently open the film gate and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,559
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Early Leica II .... or not?

This camera (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/120867851697?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_500wt_1413) is an odd one. It is supposed to be a Leica II and has the serial number 82565...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-27-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,417
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I have some sympathy for the camera store here......

I have some sympathy for the camera store here... a 60 year old camera is going to need some, quite possibly pricey, attention even if there's nothing obviously wrong with it. Just because they...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-26-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,417
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
However you eventually sell it make sure you tell...

However you eventually sell it make sure you tell the story... many people prefer to buy a camera with a bit of history and a previous owner who used it to photograph "classifed missiles" in Scotland...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-26-2012
Replies: 230
Views: 61,330
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Summar 5cm Leica II

@F2
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7186/6786242164_23ca773eb9_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debrux/6786242164/)
250212-9 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debrux/6786242164/) by debrux2010...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-26-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,417
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Hi, The camera is a IIIf red dial from the early...

Hi, The camera is a IIIf red dial from the early 1950s, which is quite a sought after model. The 5cm Summicron lens is also desirable lens as it was the top of the range standard lens for the Leica...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-25-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,848
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I bought one and can confirm it is a very well...

I bought one and can confirm it is a very well made hood for the Summar but there is a major flaw in that you cannot use it with the Leica push on filters which are unthreaded. S
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-20-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,115
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
My advice: only buy this lens if you know a...

My advice: only buy this lens if you know a repairer who can either repolish or replace the front element. I would get a quote for the job first, including full service, recoating and calibration,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-14-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,782
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Ironically, the only item you couldn't find 10 of...

Ironically, the only item you couldn't find 10 of on ebay right now is the case, which may not be made by Leica at all.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-13-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,782
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
In a world in whch ebay dealers are asking 150...

In a world in whch ebay dealers are asking 150 for a FISON and 250 for a NOOKY-HESUM nothing would surprise me (apart from someone actually paying those prices!).
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-11-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,848
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Question... Actually, two questions: 1/ Is this...

Question... Actually, two questions:
1/ Is this any different to using a Fison on a Summar? I do but find there is vignetting at full aperture so i would be interested in an alternative.
2/ Why is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-20-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,153
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Cleaning marks?

As you can - carefully - clean an uncoated lens without fear of damaging the coating these marks are either easily removable or they're scratches/ erosion of the front element.
If they're scratches...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-23-2011
Replies: 549
Views: 156,853
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Just a couple of thoughts on the ebay...

Just a couple of thoughts on the ebay conversion:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170733073228?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
Isn't this a IIIf conversion, probably done in the 1950s on...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-18-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,360
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Another way of introducing fungus into a lens is...

Another way of introducing fungus into a lens is to breathe on it before cleaning it with the end of your tie. The decline in the number of photographers who wear neckties while taking photographs...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-17-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,360
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I recently bought an ETTRE

but I think yours may be the earlier ETGAM version on account of the round lock. I am sure it will be beautiful when restored. Please show us the "after" pictures.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-10-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 7,330
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
1934 Leica III with an uncoated unnumbered 5cm nickle Elmar

I think they are great little lenses. I have three: uncoated nickle, uncoated chrome and coated red scale and quite honestly there is not much to choose between them. But then I rarely shoot...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-18-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,305
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
The yellow filters aren't too hard to find - I...

The yellow filters aren't too hard to find - I saw one at a camera show in Frome a couple of weeks ago for 5 complete with case. I was tempted but I already have a couple so I passed.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-13-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 3,805
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I agree re film but not with digital which is...

I agree re film but not with digital which is still pushing the boundaries. For example I have seen some amazing night landscapes of the milky way that could not have been done without current...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-13-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 3,805
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Thanks for all your replies. My question was not...

Thanks for all your replies. My question was not whether film would continue but whether film photography has reached the end of the road in terms of style and innovation. Can I use my film cameras...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-13-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 3,805
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Is there a future for film...

...besides keeping our beautiful Leica machines fed?
I am not asking wheteher people will still use film, I am sure they will as long as it is available, but whether film has any...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-12-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 5,726
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
There is a huge difference between a Barnack and...

There is a huge difference between a Barnack and the M2/M3: with the collapsible Elmar 5cm lens you can slip a Barnack into your pocket and hardly notice it's there, the M2 is a brick whichever way...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-10-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 990
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I appreciate your views Roger but I find the...

I appreciate your views Roger but I find the dealers who ask ridiculous amounts of money frustrating and annoying. Sometimes I wonder whether there isn't some motive other than greed behind it,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-10-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,524
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Thank you for clarifying that.

Thank you for clarifying that.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-10-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 990
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Looking for Nooky...

Actually a Nooky Hesum, and found...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-09-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,524
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Just out of curiousity, why would Westlicht want...

Just out of curiousity, why would Westlicht want to buy your lens? Aren't they an auction house or do they own the goods they sell? S
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-04-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 4,975
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
It's very simple really. If you bought the...

It's very simple really. If you bought the camera as an investment and want to keep it in its current condition, don't use it. In fact, don't even pick it up unless you are wearing cotton gloves. ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-01-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,098
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Last time I asked Malcolm said he doesn't use...

Last time I asked Malcolm said he doesn't use email or the internet. Best to try phoning him.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-31-2011
Replies: 1,087
Views: 235,894
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Thanks Johan, it's a 1934 Leica III with an Elmar...

Thanks Johan, it's a 1934 Leica III with an Elmar 5cm lens. The lens is uncoated so I use a Fison hood. Glad you like the shots.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-31-2011
Replies: 1,087
Views: 235,894
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Leica III Elmar 3.5cm on Leica III

Bath market cafe: http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6107/6298947743_f40f21386a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debrux/6298947743/)
rff3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debrux/6298947743/) by...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-31-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5,252
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I haven't seen this one but in the UK versions...

I haven't seen this one but in the UK versions they always omit to mention buyers' and sellers' premiums, VAT (sales tax), transport costs, etc etc
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-31-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5,252
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
"I'm always surprised how little (almost none)...

"I'm always surprised how little (almost none) camera equipment gets on the Antique Roadshow."

Thank goodness! There's a direct correlation between a "collectible" appearing on the Roadshow and all...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-30-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,296
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Don't despair! Look at item 360399322039 - a...

Don't despair! Look at item 360399322039 - a Leica II that sold for 378 euros that will clean up nicely, and it came with a Summaron 3.5cm lens that you could easily sell for 200 euros, possibly...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-30-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,296
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
That's a high price for a Leica II without a...

That's a high price for a Leica II without a lens. Cosmetically it looks in reasonable condition but will almost certainly need an overhaul if you intend to use it. If you take that and the cost of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-22-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4,072
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
You overpaid but you wouldn't have any grounds...

You overpaid but you wouldn't have any grounds for complaint had it been as the seller described, as that was your choice. But you were paying for an overhauled camera in good working condition and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-18-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,081
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I don't know whether to laugh or...

I don't know whether to laugh or...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-06-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,261
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
If the iGavel auction prices are a guide prices...

If the iGavel auction prices are a guide prices are at a realistic level for all but the most exotic items. It probably won't stop the more avaricious dealers asking ridiculous amounts of money...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-05-2011
Replies: 230
Views: 61,330
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Harry Potter...

Harry Potter rooftopshttp://farm7.static.flickr.com/6179/6214244128_dbfedf7808_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debrux/6214244128/)
roof (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debrux/6214244128/) by...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-05-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,093
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Prices in the iGavel auction

It was good to see that prices in the iGavel auction were reasonable and a good benchmark for values in future.
I am fed up with the hyperbole and ludicrously inflated Buy It Now prices of some (but...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-04-2011
Replies: 230
Views: 61,330
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Fly

Summar 5cm FP4

The Guardian of The Hall
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6212/6213462787_7ce2e21ccd_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debrux/6213462787/)
Fly1...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-26-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,081
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I have an identical case for my IIIf RDST but I...

I have an identical case for my IIIf RDST but I had no idea it was worth...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-24-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,081
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
And talking of silly prices here's a perfectly...

And talking of silly prices here's a perfectly ordinary though well preserved post-war 5cm Elmar for which the seller hopes to get $2,600. Yep, that's 26 times more than I paid for my last mint...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-23-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,081
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Brian, Your $15 Leica II was a bargain indeed and...

Brian, Your $15 Leica II was a bargain indeed and I would be happy to double your money by giving you exactly twice what you paid for it. Okay, twist my arm then, three times. ;)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-23-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,081
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Roger, I know, I just need more pocket money to...

Roger, I know, I just need more pocket money to buy toys with.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-23-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,081
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I would definitely not say "good luck to them" or...

I would definitely not say "good luck to them" or be complacent about this kind of pricing. I saw a similar thing happen with vintage watches ten years ago. A small number of dealers realised there...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-12-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,524
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
The lens sounds interesting but I would caution...

The lens sounds interesting but I would caution against using a specialist dealer like the Leica Shop as a benchmark of value. Like all specialists they charge a big premium for rarer items. Bear in...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-09-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,334
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Hi Erik, Thanks for setting the record straight I...

Hi Erik, Thanks for setting the record straight I had incorrectly assumed the FOOKH was simply a truncated FISON. I have deleted my previous message to avoid further confusion. S
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-30-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,476
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
The books on your list are mainly aimed at Leica...

The books on your list are mainly aimed at Leica collectors and detail in some length all the camera and lens variations as well as the obscure accessories Leica produced over more than half a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-20-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,387
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I'm going to be contrary and say that in my...

I'm going to be contrary and say that in my opinion in this condition the set as a whole is worth considerably more than the sum of its parts, if you find the right buyer. The whole kit looks near...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-10-2011
Replies: 1,087
Views: 235,894
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Thanks Ron! Your picture has an unmistakable...

Thanks Ron! Your picture has an unmistakable wartime look, and not just the trucks. I also like Erik's photo of the girl on the bed.
Here's another one with the Elmar - my wife applying the bride's...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-09-2011
Replies: 1,087
Views: 235,894
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Elmar 5cm 1934 @F4 Dandelion clocks telling the...

Elmar 5cm 1934 @F4
Dandelion clocks telling the same time:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3351/5767840965_ef2a957ce3_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debrux/5767840965/)
clocks...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-05-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,708
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
There's no simple answer. Business sellers split...

There's no simple answer. Business sellers split the camera and lens because they know they'll get a better price if they do. Collectors may have several camera bodies and a number of lenses and if...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-01-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 3,059
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
In Kyrgyzstan? Three.

In Kyrgyzstan? Three.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-01-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 3,059
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
People scoffed when the same camera sold for...

People scoffed when the same camera sold for $500,000 in 2007 but that buyer got a pretty good return on his money. Who is to say that with all the money sloshing around Russia and China that it...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-04-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,138
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I had the same problem with my Leica II. It...

I had the same problem with my Leica II. It turned out to be caused by light falling on the shutter curtain while the lens was being changed. I carried out a simple experiment and confirmed it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-01-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,049
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Early Summar produces stunning results

It's worth posting this auction because it shows just what early Leitz glass is capable of. The pictures in the auction (which is nothing to do with me) were taken on an early 8cm Summar used as a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-29-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 2,853
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
The XX is to stop people ripping off an authentic...

The XX is to stop people ripping off an authentic serial number and using it to create a counterfeit replica... unnecessary in most cases but essential in some, such as Rolex watches.
What Nikon Bob...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-28-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 2,853
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
I have seen some early nickle Elmars marked 50mm...

I have seen some early nickle Elmars marked 50mm but as far as I recall they were from the earlier fixed lens model the iA. My bet is this is a lens that was converted by Leica for an owner who...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-28-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 2,853
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
My unnumbered nickle Elmar is marked f=5cm 1:3,5...

My unnumbered nickle Elmar is marked f=5cm 1:3,5 like the chrome (left) example in the photo the vendor posted not f=50mm as on his.http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm94/sebaastor/__march117s2.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-28-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 2,853
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
832 for a nickle Elmar!

What's going on here? You could buy a near mint Leica II with a nickle Elmar lens in similar condition for less than this! In fact I did (250 to be precise) so is there a rational...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-20-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 6,076
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Personally I prefer the minimalist approach of a...

Personally I prefer the minimalist approach of a nice, clean black Leica II. With a collapsible Elmar you can stick it in your pocket. Set the exposure in advance and pre focus and you have the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-11-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Prices vary quite significantly depending on...

Prices vary quite significantly depending on condition, reputation of seller, where the item is located and, most importantly, the quality of the photographs. Your best bet - unless you just want a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-27-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,576
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
My Summaron 35mm f3.5 came back surprisingly...

My Summaron 35mm f3.5 came back surprisingly contrasty after a clean by Macom Taylor. When I first got it there was little visible haze but it flared like nobody's business if pointed anywhere in...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-12-2010
Replies: 87
Views: 16,664
Posted By Simon Bruxelles
Summar Vs. Velvia

All taken with a Leica II and an uncoated 5cm Summar on Velvia 100 then scanned on an Epson v500.

Simon

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v721/debrux/Summar/sum1.jpg
Bath...
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