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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By iphoenix
Interesting that he doesn't post to Australia....

Interesting that he doesn't post to Australia. Could it be that he doesn't like our consumer laws about accuracy of description, mandatory refunds, etc.
Also, he's apparently selling from Moscow...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,439
Posted By iphoenix
Check out any Saturday/Sunday markets in your...

Check out any Saturday/Sunday markets in your area. Stallholders in Antique or Collectable centres may also have little knowledge of the value of what they're selling (in many cases from deceased...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By iphoenix
Thank you Marty; You've been a great help,...

Thank you Marty; You've been a great help, especially with the above quote. I'll be keeping the kit intact now.

Regards,
David
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By iphoenix
"Tabloid" brand processing chemicals

I've found a film/plate processing kit which I believe may be from the 1920s (or thereabouts). It contains (aside from Kosmos Novex, Kodak Velox VF1, Kodak Nepera Gaslight, Ilford Selo contact and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,389
Posted By iphoenix
I only buy from my sellers in my own country...

I only buy from my sellers in my own country (Australia); so far, all descriptions and photos have been correct and they seemed OK, plus they all arrived. However (yes, that word), out of 9 high end...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-26-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,331
Posted By iphoenix
Mine is the Canon 25/3.5 on my M6 or 111F. Mostly...

Mine is the Canon 25/3.5 on my M6 or 111F. Mostly when holidaying.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By iphoenix
If you want cold weather performance, search out...

If you want cold weather performance, search out (and pay through the nose) for Lithium.
For normal use, Silver Oxide are excellent. If you just want to fit batteries for the camera's sale, Alkaline...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-16-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,640
Posted By iphoenix
Aside from the hideous repaint, I'd be concerned...

Aside from the hideous repaint, I'd be concerned that the quality of the claimed CLA by anyone prepared to do it would be highly suspect.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-05-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 732
Posted By iphoenix
My Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 50/2 (s/no. 2200415)...

My Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 50/2 (s/no. 2200415) came with Zeiss Ikon Stuttgart hood no. 1104, which works well (so far) but does block off part of the finder image.
It is designed to screw onto the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-12-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 2,870
Posted By iphoenix
Thanks Richard, I'll keep an eye open for...

Thanks Richard, I'll keep an eye open for it.

David
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-08-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 2,870
Posted By iphoenix
I suspect that this old post was written with...

I suspect that this old post was written with "tongue in cheek"; however I also have a pre-war 50/2 Sonnar with medium/light fogging and would like to know firstly: Is it a feasible project for a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-03-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,129
Posted By iphoenix
I'm a "crappy photographer", but hope that one...

I'm a "crappy photographer", but hope that one day, my ability once again reaches the ability of my camera and lens. "Popcorn"? No!
Forum: RFF Polls 02-15-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 13,572
Posted By iphoenix
With my Canon 25 LSM on a Barnack or M6; or my...

With my Canon 25 LSM on a Barnack or M6; or my Nikon 135 on an S2.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-16-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 990
Posted By iphoenix
I can't imagine anything worse than being...

I can't imagine anything worse than being available to scammers, marketers, politicians (or even unwanted friends and family) when I'm on holiday.

I go on holiday to get away from everything, so no...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,740
Posted By iphoenix
I'm very, very sorry to learn of Ivor's...

I'm very, very sorry to learn of Ivor's passing.

His articles in A.P. and his books were a major factor in my interest in collecting cameras.

Thanks Ivor.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-16-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,316
Posted By iphoenix
I'm watching developments with great interest. I...

I'm watching developments with great interest. I have many slides I wish to convert, and 2 Kodak Carousel projectors - 1 basically for parts (about worn out but complete) and 1 in E.C.
I suspect...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,809
Posted By iphoenix
Presumably these are US$ prices. On that basis...

Presumably these are US$ prices. On that basis the Australian $ equivalent prices (currently around 1 A$ = 72c. US) are fairly close, though the quoted M6 price might be a bit higher than...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-09-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By iphoenix
Love the kids with the billy cart and separately,...

Love the kids with the billy cart and separately, the person on the landing reading the newspaper.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-05-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By iphoenix
I did thoroughly enjoy them Dave; but at the end...

I did thoroughly enjoy them Dave; but at the end I had a tear in my eye about some of the beautiful buildings that no longer existed, being replaced by virtual boxes.

Positively though, the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-02-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By iphoenix
Thank you all for your comments and suggestions....

Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. Something of everyone's post/s helped me to come up with this decision, based on picture quality, confidence in camera, weight, ease of use, and (the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,144
Posted By iphoenix
To find again, the eye for a decent picture that...

To find again, the eye for a decent picture that I had 50 years ago.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-29-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By iphoenix
I take photographs far more when I travel and,...

I take photographs far more when I travel and, whilst creating memories as my priority, would hopefully not exclude art.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-29-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By iphoenix
Just realised my earlier response didn't totally...

Just realised my earlier response didn't totally cover your suggestion. I use a very accurate (and small - 1 ounce) Gossen Sixtino 2). It covers the amount of light I'm likely to be taking pictures...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-29-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By iphoenix
Sounds nice; unfortunately though, it may stand...

Sounds nice; unfortunately though, it may stand out a little on a cruise in the tropics :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-27-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By iphoenix
Benjamin: My first SLR in the late '60s was a...

Benjamin: My first SLR in the late '60s was a meterless Zeiss Icarex, so using a hand-held meter is no problem for me; in fact at times I prefer it as getting a meter reading is far less noticeable...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-26-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By iphoenix
The prospect of using medium format unfortunately...

The prospect of using medium format unfortunately eludes me (processing eludes me), though I have cameras.
The possibility of the XA is one I've thought of, even as an addition to an SLR/RF main...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-26-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2,020
Posted By iphoenix
A perfect explanation of what film is.

A perfect explanation of what film is.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-26-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By iphoenix
Cruising outfit confusion

I'm not sure if I'm a collector or an "accumulator", I'm certainly not a photographer of the standard of many of the members here. However, I do own a fair number of good quality film cameras. There...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-09-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By iphoenix
My Photomic T finder has 2 clips at the front of...

My Photomic T finder has 2 clips at the front of the prism and 1 at the back.

To just have 1 at the front on one side is wrong and is bad engineering. Nikon would never have designed it this way.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-13-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 125,700
Posted By iphoenix
Camera Electronic, Perth, Western Australia have...

Camera Electronic, Perth, Western Australia have informed me that with the retirement of Ernest Cesar (their highly capable senior technician) they will be concentrating on servicing digital cameras...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-11-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,321
Posted By iphoenix
The Nikkormat FT3 is the last of the Nikkormats...

The Nikkormat FT3 is the last of the Nikkormats (late '70s), has auto lens indexing (no need for a 6 year old to learn/remember to "wap-wap" when changing lenses) and uses easily available...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-21-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,420
Posted By iphoenix
Totally agree. A camera that actually takes the...

Totally agree. A camera that actually takes the picture when the release is pressed, focusses where you want it to and gives you the exposure you've set is my choice. Might take 1/60 sec., but not up...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-21-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,436
Posted By iphoenix
What do you do when Paypal (yes, looks like the...

What do you do when Paypal (yes, looks like the real one) tells you that your account is to be debited for a purchase not actually made when you never finalized opening it and it holds no...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-29-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,626
Posted By iphoenix
You can also get some appropriately sized...

You can also get some appropriately sized "peel-easy" price stickers and write on them. At the end of the roll they can be transferred from the camera to the film cassette if the info. is needed for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-26-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 3,844
Posted By iphoenix
Wasn't the early Pentax body designed to have a...

Wasn't the early Pentax body designed to have a similar feel as the Leica rangefinders? Or was it the Asahiflex?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-23-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,721
Posted By iphoenix
Oh Gawd, I'm going to N.Z. in a couple of...

Oh Gawd, I'm going to N.Z. in a couple of months.

None that I'm aware of, however any public libraries that I'm aware of are of a decent size, with many thousands of books, with control over the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-22-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,721
Posted By iphoenix
I can't comment on France or the U.S., but in...

I can't comment on France or the U.S., but in Australia I think the legal fraternity would be very interested in handling potential law suits from diseases/infections gained from handling these...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-27-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 4,251
Posted By iphoenix
Looks like a Ken Done seaside painting from the...

Looks like a Ken Done seaside painting from the 1980s. I love it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-26-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,631
Posted By iphoenix
Just checked this on my F1N with plain finder,...

Just checked this on my F1N with plain finder, owned for around 20 years.

I now have priority aperture AE on my best handling camera.:D:D
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-18-2018
Replies: 167
Views: 39,043
Posted By iphoenix
To me, my black Nikon F2 with plain (DE-1) prism...

To me, my black Nikon F2 with plain (DE-1) prism is a thing of beauty, though my M4 and Nikon S2 come close.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-13-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By iphoenix
The Wetzlar version is the scarcer and, I...

The Wetzlar version is the scarcer and, I believe, was earlier than that of Canada. (I stand to be corrected).
Values are best sought by checking lenses for sale at dealerships, on Rangefinder Forum,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-16-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By iphoenix
Have you tried a yellow or orange "gell" in the...

Have you tried a yellow or orange "gell" in the rangefinder window?
One substantially improved ease of focus on my IIIF.
Just cut it to fit and it's cheaper than getting the original Leitz equivalent...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-13-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,643
Posted By iphoenix
1938 British Journal Leitz ad. (p. 605) shows the...

1938 British Journal Leitz ad. (p. 605) shows the III in chrome, inc. Elmar at L31-16-0.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-26-2018
Replies: 5,550
Views: 950,864
Posted By iphoenix
Smile It matters not, what the contents are...

It matters not, what the contents are within.

The thread is about Cameras and Coffee.

Even if the coffee could be supplied in bubble wrap, I believe that would be acceptable in this context.:)
Forum: Nikon RF 06-11-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 855
Posted By iphoenix
The first tme I used my S2 in anger was on a 2...

The first tme I used my S2 in anger was on a 2 month O/S trip in 2003. I reckon that for the "R/F" Nikon was absolutely correct; but for the "F" the shutter release position simply felt wrong.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-03-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3,012
Posted By iphoenix
I've never sold on ebay, just bought; but only...

I've never sold on ebay, just bought; but only from Australian sellers and never paying by "Paypal".

By allowing for servicing in the price offered/paid and not buying if I got a "bad vibration"...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,574
Posted By iphoenix
Not necessarily; the purchaser may have a totally...

Not necessarily; the purchaser may have a totally different value mind-set to us.

Even in Australia there are many multi-millionaires and more than a few billionaires. I can see the possibility of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,574
Posted By iphoenix
But they don't post to Australia - Oh well ........

But they don't post to Australia - Oh well ..... !!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-30-2018
Replies: 291
Views: 76,021
Posted By iphoenix
About to go on another cruise; for me as a...

About to go on another cruise; for me as a tourist, the VC35/1.4MC is better on Ektar 100 than the 35/2 v3 Summicron.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-29-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By iphoenix
Thoroughly enjoyed those little bits of history.

Thoroughly enjoyed those little bits of history.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 05-20-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,969
Posted By iphoenix
Neither have I. I "delegated" :eek: that job on...

Neither have I. I "delegated" :eek: that job on my SE to a friend's daughter in the mid '90s.

Finder frame surround dented, but still worked perfectly. However though I'd bought it new in Germany in...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-09-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 880
Posted By iphoenix
Wink Does somebody have a CB radio?;)

Does somebody have a CB radio?;)
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-07-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 880
Posted By iphoenix
Hi, My experience with this type of problem: I...

Hi,

My experience with this type of problem:

I had a VT serviced and afterwards, lens didn't have the correct infinity position and the focus was out. After returning it twice without it being...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-27-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By iphoenix
Walz made the 43mm hood in 2 thread pitches. The...

Walz made the 43mm hood in 2 thread pitches. The standard one is stamped "43mm S" and it will only go to about 2 threads onto a Nikkor lens before jamming. The one for the Nikkor lens is stamped "For...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-17-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 5,359
Posted By iphoenix
Canon L-2

Ah, the wonders of Ebay; especially during an evening after having had a few drinks :eek:.

Anyway, after a few days of nervous expectation I received, this morning, a beautiful L-2 body in full...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 04-17-2018
Replies: 115
Views: 29,734
Posted By iphoenix
Don't forget that the VT has a "pop-up" knob...

Don't forget that the VT has a "pop-up" knob wind, accessed by pressing the button at the right rear of the body, then turning whilst lifting the knob above. It may not be as convenient as a lever,...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 04-13-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By iphoenix
A screw mount lens can be adapted to M-mount with...

A screw mount lens can be adapted to M-mount with the focal length appropriate Leitz, Voigtlander or even a Chinese made adaptor. This probably has such an adaptor attached. The lenses came with both...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-31-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 5,633
Posted By iphoenix
On top of my earlier post: She's a lucky woman...

On top of my earlier post:
She's a lucky woman Roger, and you're a lucky man.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-31-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 5,633
Posted By iphoenix
My best wishes for Frances' complete recovery and...

My best wishes for Frances' complete recovery and know your strength will help her greatly in that recovery.

Glad to have you back on this forum. I've always enjoyed your posts here and articles in...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-13-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By iphoenix
I lead a simple life. Take the meter you most...

I lead a simple life.

Take the meter you most trust based on your favoured subject type and take that.

David
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-09-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By iphoenix
I've found the Canon 25mm finder to be quite...

I've found the Canon 25mm finder to be quite accurate with the Canon 25mm lens on my M6.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-08-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,204
Posted By iphoenix
My apologies, I did not wish to hijack your...

My apologies, I did not wish to hijack your thread (though I am gratified that fellow members have given me some "mail-in" suggestions).

I will shut up now :o
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-06-2018
Replies: 1,295
Views: 333,739
Posted By iphoenix
A wonderful picture William. So Spiritual.

A wonderful picture William. So Spiritual.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-06-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,204
Posted By iphoenix
Oh how I wish we had a mail-in processing service...

Oh how I wish we had a mail-in processing service here in Victoria, Australia.
I've been searching for one for a long time (since Kodak, etc. closed down in Aust.), and now have to travel around...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-06-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,381
Posted By iphoenix
In the past I had an Olympus 35SP- a reliable...

In the past I had an Olympus 35SP- a reliable camera using common batteries and having a superb 42mm/f1.7 lens. Currently (in this category) I have, and alternately use as pocket cameras in my...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-20-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 10,347
Posted By iphoenix
Totally agree, Some years ago I gave a (just...

Totally agree,
Some years ago I gave a (just bought) Vt to an "expert" Leica repairer at a major Melbourne shop to fix the slow speeds.
Yes,he fixed the slow speeds, but I could no longer use the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-14-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 6,146
Posted By iphoenix
In the absence of any other requirement than...

In the absence of any other requirement than "budget 35", could I suggest the Voigtlander 35/1.4 MC.

Mine fits well, looks good, and is an excellent lens for the money.

I prefer it to my V3 ...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-08-2018
Replies: 232
Views: 48,099
Posted By iphoenix
A Gossen Sixtino 2 handles any metering I...

A Gossen Sixtino 2 handles any metering I want.
It's accurate and I mostly only need it when I use a different film or the light greatly changes.
It helps though, that I only use 100 and 400 ASA...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,560
Posted By iphoenix
Hogarth, please tell me; where is this? David

Hogarth, please tell me; where is this?

David
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-14-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 13,792
Posted By iphoenix
As do I, and the sooner the better. Since his...

As do I, and the sooner the better.

Since his articles in "Amateur Photographer" I've enjoyed and learned from his experiences.

David
Forum: RFF Polls 11-14-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,851
Posted By iphoenix
Having seen my first Leica at around 16, it took...

Having seen my first Leica at around 16, it took until I was separated, owned my own house and on a pension before I could own my first Leica.
Nowadays, at 70, I am suffering from "GAS" and can't...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-13-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By iphoenix
Try Ektar 100 with either lens.

Try Ektar 100 with either lens.
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 10-31-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 925
Posted By iphoenix
Elmar 9cm s/no. 592897 coated

Greetings Jim,

I bought this lens on "that" auction site a few years ago. It came inside a red cardboard box inscribed on the lid: Leitz Elmar 9cm "Elankup" Germany.

According to another forum...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-16-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,426
Posted By iphoenix
Had a minor stroke in 2011. Left me with a weak...

Had a minor stroke in 2011. Left me with a weak right arm (I'm right handed).

Once physio got my arm working again I thought I'd try archery to help improve things; so I bought a 25lb pull bow...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-24-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,746
Posted By iphoenix
Does this work the other way as well? Can I use...

Does this work the other way as well?

Can I use my F2 screens on my F3?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-23-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,578
Posted By iphoenix
I gather that, in essence, you are considering 35...

I gather that, in essence, you are considering 35 and 50 mm lenses for touring.

I use a 35 1.4 MC Nokton and a 50 1.5 Canon on my M4 or M6 when going overseas and am totally happy with the quality...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-01-2017
Replies: 183
Views: 26,881
Posted By iphoenix
In the 1960's I was about 15 years old. My best...

In the 1960's I was about 15 years old. My best mate lived over the back fence.

I'd just climbed over the fence, when his parents gave us a trunk of "stuff" to go through and take what we wanted...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 515
Posted By iphoenix
Leicas are well sealed against moisture...

Leicas are well sealed against moisture (including both rain and humidity).

I'm overweight and a profuse "sweater" (carrying my camera strap over my right shoulder and therefore the camera under my...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-19-2017
Replies: 240
Views: 157,128
Posted By iphoenix
Oh Boy, All I needed was to be voter no. 666 :eek:

Oh Boy,
All I needed was to be voter no. 666 :eek:
Forum: RFF Polls 04-19-2017
Replies: 240
Views: 157,128
Posted By iphoenix
I guess a lot depends on whether you are happier...

I guess a lot depends on whether you are happier about where you were born, or where you are now.

Personally, I'm very happy to have been both born and live in Australia (despite the current...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-07-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 7,174
Posted By iphoenix
So much depends on luck and the condition of the...

So much depends on luck and the condition of the lens that, unless you are able to test the lenses yourself before purchase, you must rely on the laws of probability, plus the help of feedback.
My...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-19-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 4,983
Posted By iphoenix
Just on the Nikonos lens: I've used it above the...

Just on the Nikonos lens: I've used it above the water; it is a superb lens.

I cannot comment on underwater use, as I haven't used it under these conditions.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-06-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 4,729
Posted By iphoenix
The canon 7 is nice, but to me feels as big as a...

The canon 7 is nice, but to me feels as big as a Leica M5, which I've never felt comfortable with.. The IVSB2 feels good but to me, it is a little too heavy as compared to the Leica IIIF.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-04-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,556
Posted By iphoenix
Try one from a garden hose "click connector"...

Try one from a garden hose "click connector" replacement seal kit. Cheap but very effective.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-02-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 4,562
Posted By iphoenix
Possibly I can help with some recommended prices...

Possibly I can help with some recommended prices in the 1995 edition of the "Australian Photography PHOTO DIRECTORY":

- Elmarit R 28/2.8 A$2948
- Elmarit M 28/2.8 A$2400
- Summicron R 35/2 A$2948
-...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-26-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,485
Posted By iphoenix
Thanks for the information Michael. Page 114 of...

Thanks for the information Michael.

Page 114 of 41st edition of Focal Press's "Leica Guide" gives information about the various speed dials and their application to screw mount body s/nos.:

Dial A:...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-24-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,485
Posted By iphoenix
I have a copy of the booklet titled "Flash...

I have a copy of the booklet titled "Flash Settings for the synchronized LEICA with red synchro-dial" (i.e. 3F red dial).

On page 14 under the heading "Leica Cameras without built-in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-23-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,791
Posted By iphoenix
Agree David, but I'd put it closer to the end of...

Agree David, but I'd put it closer to the end of January or beginning of February. That's when I used to find the best prices for collectibles and antiques are being asked both privately and by 2nd...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-23-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,407
Posted By iphoenix
Could it be an experimental Asahiflex, from when...

Could it be an experimental Asahiflex, from when they were trying to find a better solution to having both view and waist-level finders?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 4,024
Posted By iphoenix
I had the same problem a couple of years ago with...

I had the same problem a couple of years ago with my M4P. A tape had let go.

Cost me A$450 for that and a full service/check over ( at the time the A$ and the US$ were close to parity). Camera's...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-15-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 6,055
Posted By iphoenix
Depends what you want: Melbourne for full...

Depends what you want: Melbourne for full service, but there's also Frankston and Mornington for C41; Frankston may also do reversal.
Mornington works for me.
David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,423
Posted By iphoenix
Totally agree. Start at 24, then 35 followed by...

Totally agree.
Start at 24, then 35 followed by 50.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-03-2016
Replies: 205
Views: 27,277
Posted By iphoenix
Can't afford to buy new; however I've only had...

Can't afford to buy new; however I've only had good experiences buying Leitz and Leicas 2nd hand - even when a CLA was needed. So far!!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-03-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 3,048
Posted By iphoenix
Just turned 69 and am starting to have a problem...

Just turned 69 and am starting to have a problem with the early "M"s. The M6 is easiest of the rangefinders, but I find my "RE" SLR with an f2 or better lens is the easier.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-29-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 11,766
Posted By iphoenix
Red face An original "Anastigmat" as attached to the Leica...

An original "Anastigmat" as attached to the Leica 1 (A) I handled but rejected when, at around 1962 when I was 15, a neighbour showed me a trunk full of technical stuff and told me I could have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-27-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 5,730
Posted By iphoenix
I wear glasses. I've had an M1,2and 3 and...

I wear glasses.

I've had an M1,2and 3 and currently have an M4, 4P and 6.

I've found the finder of the M4 was superior (clearer and easier to use) to that of the earlier ones, and was intending to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-25-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 5,541
Posted By iphoenix
Totally correct.

Totally correct.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-23-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,455
Posted By iphoenix
Daniel, Why not simply go back a year or three...

Daniel,
Why not simply go back a year or three and try an earlier Summicron?
You might find that when shut down, it gives you what you want.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-26-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,139
Posted By iphoenix
I suspect that your daughter will remember and...

I suspect that your daughter will remember and remind you of this for a long, long time.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-02-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 4,176
Posted By iphoenix
My M1, M2, M3, M4, M4P and M6 have all been...

My M1, M2, M3, M4, M4P and M6 have all been serviced either just before purchase or afterwards. All had run-on at 15 and 30. For those I had serviced, there was no run-on beforehand.
Lack of run-on...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-04-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,443
Posted By iphoenix
Having had and sold one myself (s/no. 4***), I...

Having had and sold one myself (s/no. 4***), I suggest that the value would be around 25% above the value of a II in similar condition. This assumes it has with it the original Elmar (now...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-07-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,837
Posted By iphoenix
If I remember correctly, there is a long-term...

If I remember correctly, there is a long-term Leica Service Agent in Auckland; at least there was around 12 months ago. Sorry, I can't give you the name.

Otherwise, if Australia is considered a...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-07-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 789
Posted By iphoenix
I've never bothered with trying to get the film...

I've never bothered with trying to get the film holes to align with the "tit" on the take-up spool. I simply press the end of the film leader into the slot firmly (without forcing) and make sure the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-02-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,053
Posted By iphoenix
Yes. The grip supplied with my VT was exactly...

Yes.

The grip supplied with my VT was exactly that, plus the plate has the word "Canon" on it and has a leather wrist strap attached. When attached to the bottom plate, there is a little movement,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-28-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,422
Posted By iphoenix
Thank you to all; especially for the advice on...

Thank you to all; especially for the advice on how to tell whether or not there has been deterioration before risking the film.

Now I'll get some FP4 and let you know the results.

David
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-27-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,422
Posted By iphoenix
Can I use some 50 to 60 y/o developers on modern b&w films?

Because of limited access to film processors, it's time for me to start developing my own films.

I have a sealed tin of powdered Kodak D76, another of Microdol-X, and a cardboard package (unused,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-24-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 7,151
Posted By iphoenix
I like it; time I also got a J8. Still working...

I like it; time I also got a J8.

Still working on my 4 digit 1(A) converted to 1(C) with no s/no. Elmar 50.

Problem with the lack of film processors in my area.

Rgds.,

David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-20-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 3,570
Posted By iphoenix
A couple of posters have already suggested a...

A couple of posters have already suggested a solution: A jacket.

An M series body plus fitted lens (size within reason), as well as a few accessories/films and an extra lens can be easily carried if...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-19-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,028
Posted By iphoenix
My Canon 50/1.5 s/no. 24714's front element...

My Canon 50/1.5 s/no. 24714's front element centre is at least 2mm from the Canon UV filter attached to it. On that basis I don't think a filter (if Canon) is the problem.

The picture of the problem...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-22-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,655
Posted By iphoenix
Hi Stephen, I'm around your age and a few years...

Hi Stephen,

I'm around your age and a few years ago, also found myself able to get the camera of my dreams. Of course, it was a Leica.

I bought an M3 with a dual range 50 Summicron. The camera was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-21-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,255
Posted By iphoenix
Does anyone know where these are available in...

Does anyone know where these are available in Australia?
Forum: Nikon RF 10-03-2015
Replies: 757
Views: 236,558
Posted By iphoenix
Thank you Chris, I also have an F2AS, for which...

Thank you Chris,

I also have an F2AS, for which an AR-1 has made a great improvement to its' handling. My S2's release has had a less than perfect feel, until now, when I transferred the AR-1....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-23-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,133
Posted By iphoenix
I've fixed my Nikon R/F meter, which was only...

I've fixed my Nikon R/F meter, which was only just registering, by re-soldering the connections to the cell.

A Gossen meter was fixed by replacing the cell with one which came in a child's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-20-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 4,099
Posted By iphoenix
With the 24/25mm as a possible option, it's time...

With the 24/25mm as a possible option, it's time for me to say that I love the perspective given by the 24mm and it is one of my most useful lenses (internal architecture) - but you must be happy...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-17-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,371
Posted By iphoenix
Thank you; an excellent resource that despite...

Thank you; an excellent resource that despite much searching, I didn't know existed. Much appreciated.

David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-17-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 7,257
Posted By iphoenix
Guess what?? It's back again - this time again at...

Guess what?? It's back again - this time again at A$94,500.
Last time it wasn't sold at a "Buy It Now" price of A$54,500.

Tread your own path!

David
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-09-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,726
Posted By iphoenix
I must confess that my Canon rangefinder...

I must confess that my Canon rangefinder experience started through wanting to buy some extra lenses for a Leica IIIF I had purchased.

A Vt with 35/50/135 plus 6 filters/flash/135 finder and camera...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-02-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 7,257
Posted By iphoenix
It keeps being re-advertised. Looks as though...

It keeps being re-advertised.

Looks as though $94,500 is now a constant price.

With previous prices being between $15,000 and $515,000 :eek: with it not selling; and the time (more than a year)...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 6,333
Posted By iphoenix
It's amazing the quality the early Elmars were...

It's amazing the quality the early Elmars were capable of.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-31-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 7,257
Posted By iphoenix
It's back again; once again at $94,500.

It's back again; once again at $94,500.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-20-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,827
Posted By iphoenix
I feel David's Model A as shown has all the...

I feel David's Model A as shown has all the qualifications of a time capsule.

- The first model Leica
- A matching rangefinder
- A presumably correct cassette
- And a matching case (which you could...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-20-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 7,257
Posted By iphoenix
Was relisted at $94,500, now supposedly sold at...

Was relisted at $94,500, now supposedly sold at $54,500 with 1 offer.

Interestingly, it has previously been shown as sold with 1 offer. There is then a spell before it is relisted.

Be interesting...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 7,257
Posted By iphoenix
Price now down to A$94,500 with 1 1/2 days to go...

Price now down to A$94,500 with 1 1/2 days to go and 2 offers.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-04-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 7,257
Posted By iphoenix
Everyone's chance has come again. Same camera,...

Everyone's chance has come again.

Same camera, same seller, Summicron 50/2 lens.

Ebay Australia item # 251945979472

A$135,000, but the Aussie $ has gone down against many.

No further...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-25-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,034
Posted By iphoenix
After this thread, I'm going to exercise all of...

After this thread, I'm going to exercise all of mine more frequently.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-22-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 7,257
Posted By iphoenix
It didn't sell when it was listed at A$15,000, so...

It didn't sell when it was listed at A$15,000, so if I wanted it (which I don't), I'd say around $8-10,000 due to rarity.

I'm no valuation expert though.

Rgds,
David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-22-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 7,257
Posted By iphoenix
It's back again (Ebay Aust. item no....

It's back again (Ebay Aust. item no. 251886728691) at A$135,000.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-04-2015
Replies: 152
Views: 41,538
Posted By iphoenix
What a superb camera, and thank you for a very...

What a superb camera, and thank you for a very educational set of pictures.

I can't answer whether or not the lens is one of the originals, but you have found the right place to ask about it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-02-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,122
Posted By iphoenix
Interesting. S/no.30036 was a 1930 Leica 1 (A)....

Interesting. S/no.30036 was a 1930 Leica 1 (A). This camera seems to have been converted to a II, had a new top plate, body and bottom plate. The lens has presumably been converted to couple with the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-26-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,538
Posted By iphoenix
One last thought: get the camera up to around 100...

One last thought: get the camera up to around 100 degrees Fahrenheit (not warmer than you would happily subject the camera to in the tropics), then apply ice to the battery cover for a few seconds,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-23-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By iphoenix
Does this apply if you use the original thin...

Does this apply if you use the original thin Canon RF filters?
I have a set which I haven't used on the 25mm yet.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-21-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By iphoenix
I can relate to that; but why is the plate...

I can relate to that; but why is the plate covered in leather and appears to be designed to be removed?

Re: the train ticket - have you researched it?

As you say, "it could tell a tale or...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-21-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By iphoenix
That's interesting. In my Nikon S2's case pocket...

That's interesting. In my Nikon S2's case pocket I discovered a card showing camera settings according to flash guide nos.

Looks as though the pockets may have been "multi purpose".
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-21-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By iphoenix
A similar, but cream card arrived in the pocket...

A similar, but cream card arrived in the pocket of a Leica screw-mount camera case I bought a couple of years ago. Try writing on it in pencil.

I use mine for photographic notes. I believe cards...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,708
Posted By iphoenix
I used to load from bulk film in the '60's and...

I used to load from bulk film in the '60's and '70's.

A "dark bag" was a liability, as I was finding it difficult to concentrate my mind and actions on what was in the bag whilst my eyes were seeing...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-07-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,577
Posted By iphoenix
My black dial IIIf conversion's s/no. is 430346...

My black dial IIIf conversion's s/no. is 430346 and is a No.

Interestingly, the take-up spool is Canadian. Not proof of anything because of the ease of replacement, but maybe an indication of a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-01-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 7,257
Posted By iphoenix
Since Sept. 2013 it has been listed on Ebay at...

Since Sept. 2013 it has been listed on Ebay at A$55,000; A$15,000; A$515,000; A$189,000; and now A$135,000.
Wonder what's next?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-31-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 7,257
Posted By iphoenix
Yes, at (I think) A$2104 the buyer seems to have...

Yes, at (I think) A$2104 the buyer seems to have done particularly well, considering that this particular Summilux was included and shown on this camera when the "BIN" price was well over A$500,000...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-28-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 5,032
Posted By iphoenix
Thanks for the advice about the cap. I may not...

Thanks for the advice about the cap. I may not have thought about that otherwise.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-26-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 5,548
Posted By iphoenix
It gets us all, eventually. Looks as though...

It gets us all, eventually.

Looks as though you've now developed a severe dose of "Leicalikeits".

Don't worry, it's not terminal (nor does it terminate).

David
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-26-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 5,032
Posted By iphoenix
Thank you to all; looks as though the general...

Thank you to all; looks as though the general opinion is that there is no advantage to getting the Canon version.

I might save a bit longer and get a 25/3.5 instead.

Regards, David
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 5,032
Posted By iphoenix
Serenar/Canon 28 f3.5 comparison?

Has anyone compared the performances of the Serenar and Canon versions of the 28/3.5 LSM lens?

In particular sharpness and contrast, based on clear and undamaged glass.

I have a Serenar s/no 12380...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-16-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 10,348
Posted By iphoenix
Thank you Tom, You have saved me the cost of a...

Thank you Tom,

You have saved me the cost of a 35mm finder.:D:D

Rgds,

David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-16-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 4,504
Posted By iphoenix
Bob, looks as though you were very, very, lucky...

Bob, looks as though you were very, very, lucky getting a refund. The price you paid was full money and should have resulted in a lens (without finder) in excellent condition.

"Goamules", it looks...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-13-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,329
Posted By iphoenix
Looks like slight shutter tapering to me. With...

Looks like slight shutter tapering to me. With the weather apparently being very cold, the lubricant was probably like grease.
Try exercising the shutter in a warm room 10 times at each shutter...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2015
Replies: 75
Views: 9,519
Posted By iphoenix
Very few people have recommended a hand-held...

Very few people have recommended a hand-held meter. A Gossen/Sekonic/Calcu-light or other quality meter in good working condition will give you the chance to meter and adjust your camera before you...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 01-07-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 9,036
Posted By iphoenix
A 24/25 year old price would, through inflation,...

A 24/25 year old price would, through inflation, have more than doubled now. Of course there are possible variables such as collector tastes changing, etc.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-05-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,802
Posted By iphoenix
My war-time Elmar 90's focus arrow is (looking at...

My war-time Elmar 90's focus arrow is (looking at it from the front) in line with the bottom left corner of the finder on my Canons 7, VT and 4SB2.

I once experienced a similar problem to yours...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2015
Replies: 75
Views: 9,519
Posted By iphoenix
David, Sorry about adding to your pain, but from...

David,
Sorry about adding to your pain, but from the "M" models I've owned, the M4 has the most "Leica Quality" feel next to the M3. It was painful, but I sold the M2 to pay for the M4. I regard the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 9,519
Posted By iphoenix
Greetings Stephen, I suppose I'm going to be...

Greetings Stephen,

I suppose I'm going to be considered a heretic on this site, but Like you, I always wanted a Leica. However, after my first real camera (a meterless Zeiss Icarex), I went down the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-29-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,434
Posted By iphoenix
There were a number of owners who had their...

There were a number of owners who had their uncoated lenses coated by Leitz and other technicians. I think we can assume that the quality of coating application on your lenses precludes any skill on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-29-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 7,274
Posted By iphoenix
Yes, exactly.

Yes, exactly.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-28-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,434
Posted By iphoenix
I have a 90/4 Elmar from 1942 and it is coated. I...

I have a 90/4 Elmar from 1942 and it is coated. I understand that during WW2, Leitz started coating lenses destined for the armed forces. Some are only identified by the coating.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 7,274
Posted By iphoenix
A rubber "click" hose connector seal ring of the...

A rubber "click" hose connector seal ring of the correct size will do the job and look OK. You can get them in packets of assorted sizes and they are very cheap. A spot of glue might be necessary....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 7,274
Posted By iphoenix
I had exactly that occur to my M4P - and yes, it...

I had exactly that occur to my M4P - and yes, it was expensive.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-24-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,969
Posted By iphoenix
Actually Michael, my generator is under a...

Actually Michael, my generator is under a "lean-to" at the back of my humpy.:D

In fact I live in Rosebud, on the Mornington Peninsula. I just use Melbourne as my location because more people know...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-23-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,969
Posted By iphoenix
The rewind knob is large, like your photo, and...

The rewind knob is large, like your photo, and like yours, has 8 rows of knurrling .

As to posting pictures, I think I would first have to get a Digital camera, second, relate to it, third, find out...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-22-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,969
Posted By iphoenix
Thank you Michael and Johan, My camera seems to...

Thank you Michael and Johan,

My camera seems to have a mild dose of schitzophrenia:
-The shutter release is identical to that in your photo.
-The accessory shoe is the plain rectangular type, not...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-21-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,969
Posted By iphoenix
Thank you, you have answered a question which I...

Thank you, you have answered a question which I have been unable to answer from any other camera website.:bang:

I have a 4 digit camera (9153) which appeared to be a Leica I(c), (with no hockey...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-19-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,969
Posted By iphoenix
Fed - first 30

Hi, has anyone yet discovered one of the first 30 Feds that were copies of the Leica 1(a)? I'd love to see a picture of one.
Forum: Nikon RF 10-08-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,933
Posted By iphoenix
If you're serious about only wanted to shoot with...

If you're serious about only wanted to shoot with a 50mm lens, the S2 can be a perfect camera because of the uncluttered viewfinder.

A few years ago I took my S2 with 50/1.4 lens overseas for 6...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-30-2014
Replies: 109
Views: 57,705
Posted By iphoenix
Thanks Martin, There is no number at all on the...

Thanks Martin,
There is no number at all on the box (which I still believe is original, due to the lens's history).
Your dating the lens to 1942 though, prompted my memory. I was once told that...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-29-2014
Replies: 109
Views: 57,705
Posted By iphoenix
9cm Elmar, S/no. 592897, Mtrs, F4,9,18,36, etc.,...

9cm Elmar, S/no. 592897, Mtrs, F4,9,18,36, etc., coated. Original red cardboard Elmar 9cm "Elangkup" box.

13.5cm Hektor S/no. 172256, Feet, F4.5,9,18,36, etc., uncoated.

13.5cm Hektor S/no. 325306,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-27-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 8,755
Posted By iphoenix
Excellent idea to practice on something cheap...

Excellent idea to practice on something cheap Nathan,
I have a 4 digit Leica I which someone has stripped, then found it too hard (or expensive) to go further.:eek:
The body is now pitted and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-16-2014
Replies: 163
Views: 125,700
Posted By iphoenix
For Australia, may I recommend Camera Electronic,...

For Australia, may I recommend Camera Electronic, 230 Stirling St., Perth, Western Australia 6000 (www.cameraelectronic.com.au).
I've used them on 3 occasions and have been very happy with the work...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-16-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,225
Posted By iphoenix
My S2 was fully serviced in 2008, but has been...

My S2 was fully serviced in 2008, but has been seldom used since.
A bit of exercising of the shutter recently had slow return of the winder as a possible problem. Using the camera helped (or may...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-15-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,292
Posted By iphoenix
Yes, assuming you are only asking about Leitz 5...

Yes, assuming you are only asking about Leitz 5 cm lenses; I have both a "I" and a "IIIf", and the Elmar is the only one which doesn't block the finders.
Wider lenses may also be clear but, would...
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