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^ Black dial (?) and red dial, just six numbers apart! Wow. Nice lenses also!
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Old 03-24-2017   #1762
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Old 04-17-2017   #1763
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Old 04-19-2017   #1764
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A new stablemate on the Dark Side; the IIIa is wearing the Summarit normally on the M4, the M4 trying out the Elmar .
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Old 05-04-2017   #1766
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Deklari, very nice, I bet you find this camera a lot easier to deal with than the Contax I...!
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Thanks Michael. Much easier :-) Specially after install Summitar on this Leica.
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Old 05-04-2017   #1768
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Please show us your results, Deklari!

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Please show us your results, Deklari!

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So far I only done first test roll with Summitar lens (before I have use Jupiter-8 with the camera)

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Old 05-04-2017   #1770
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Very good result, Deklari.

I see that your camera suffers a bit from "perforitis", the perforation of the film is visible in the image. If you make a small cardboard ring, that fits into the lock of the bottomplate, the film cassette (and the film) will have a slightly higher position in the camera so this problem will be solved.

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Old 05-04-2017   #1771
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I use a thin M6 stainless steel washer which I hold in place using Blu Tac. The thin (i.e. not standard) washer is 0.8mm thick. The film canister must not be gripped (i.e. tend to rotate when you lock the baseplate in place).
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Very good result, Deklari.

I see that your camera suffers a bit from "perforitis", the perforation of the film is visible in the image. If you make a small cardboard ring, that fits into the lock of the bottomplate, the film cassette (and the film) will have a slightly higher position in the camera so this problem will be solved.

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This film perforation no visible on all images, just on some of them. I will try to higher the film position. Thanks Erik.
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[IMG]20170509_095324 by Matt Clarke, on Flickr[/IMG]

Hi, I'm new here. Working my way back in time with Cameras. Started with a Mirrorless Sony which i still use and love. then went to film with a Praktica MTL SLR which again i still use and love but for a while noe I've been on the lookout for a rangefinder.

Got this 1938 IIIa in apparently bad condition for £130 which seeing as all the shutter speeds fire well and the shutter looks great I think is an OK price, in fact I'd personally say its in good condition mechanically but I'll hold full judgement until a role of film has been through it. Can't wait to try it out but needing a lens. Waiting on delivery of a Canon 50mm F1.8 in Chrome from Japan which looks in impeccable condition, just hope it arrives the way it looked in photos.
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[IMG]20170509_095324 by Matt Clarke, on Flickr[/IMG]

Hi, I'm new here. Working my way back in time with Cameras. Started with a Mirrorless Sony which i still use and love. then went to film with a Praktica MTL SLR which again i still use and love but for a while noe I've been on the lookout for a rangefinder.

Got this 1938 IIIa in apparently bad condition for £130 which seeing as all the shutter speeds fire well and the shutter looks great I think is an OK price, in fact I'd personally say its in good condition mechanically but I'll hold full judgement until a role of film has been through it. Can't wait to try it out but needing a lens. Waiting on delivery of a Canon 50mm F1.8 in Chrome from Japan which looks in impeccable condition, just hope it arrives the way it looked in photos.
Look nice for this price. Just don't forgot check curtains. Often they has a mini holes. Also I hope Canon has same working distance as Leica. Take some picture of stairs or something like stairs, it give you idea where is your focus.
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Yes, I thought £130 a good 'sensible' price. Looking forward to hearing how it goes.
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"Often they has a mini holes."

Yes, the IIIf I purchased recently had many small holes in the curtain, which didn't show on the photo the seller included in the listing, can you believe it!

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Cheers for the pointer. Think the Canon lens should work from the reading I've done anyway. Tried shining a torch up inside the camera and couldn't see any light coming back through the shutter but still will have to wait and see for a first role of film through it.
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Old 05-13-2017   #1778
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Old 05-14-2017   #1779
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Well that looks fun!

Looks like the vulcanite has worn to a nice smooth finish which implies a lot of use...does it have history?

I see it has a cam shaped shutter dial, do you have the other bits to make the flash sync?

Also who made the viewfinder? I assume it has a larger image than the original (and it is directly in line with the lens).

Cameras like this intrigue me. Someone has spent a lot of time making modifications to suit their personal requirements which gives them a special interest.

Not long back I was shown a collection of 'scratch built' half frame and 35mm cameras, Fascinating!
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Camera look extremely used. Some one shaped shutter dial and make the flash sync. But stutter working fine. I have cleaned, re-install ribbons, add all missing small parts (take from Zorki).

This how it look before



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Also who made the viewfinder? I assume it has a larger image than the original (and it is directly in line with the lens).
I have temporary adopted old Rhaco clip-on blue glass viewfinder for it. It giving a larger image, but not that bad.
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this first test shuts
I still have film winding problems a few times. May be because spool from Zorki not fit well?

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The crate is from a Leica III or IIIa, but the housing is from a Standard. The "flash"speed knob is from a third party, these were available in the fifties.

You can repair the cracks in the vulcanite with a two component filler (Pattex) and paint it black afterwards.

Yes it looks like a custom made camera for a specialist!

The results are nice. Is it the winding spool that causes problems? I think that it will be hard to find an original Leica spool. The spool must slip during winding because the roll of film on it becomes thicker.

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The crate is from a Leica III or IIIa, but the housing is from a Standard. The "flash"speed knob is from a third party, these were available in the fifties.

You can repair the cracks in the vulcanite with a two component filler (Pattex) and paint it black afterwards.

Yes it looks like a custom made camera for a specialist!

The results are nice. Is it the winding spool that causes problems? I think that it will be hard to find an original Leica spool. The spool must slip during winding because the roll of film on it becomes thicker.

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I don't know if the winding spool causes this problems. Camera also missing a film pressure plate. I have to cut this part from Zorki too. It may be create a little high pressure on film? It moving to the back wall if I press it by finger with same resistance as my Leica III.
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The crate is from a Leica III or IIIa, but the housing is from a Standard. The "flash"speed knob is from a third party, these were available in the fifties.
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look like they (or him/her) drilled many times until they find right spot for flash
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It may be create a little high pressure on film? It moving to the back wall if I press it by finger with same resistance as my Leica III.
Is the pressure plate smooth enough? Are the rails in the camera smooth enough? Are the rewind knob and the sprocket smooth enough? Maybe there must be some space (extremely small) between the guiding rails and the pressure plate. In Leicas these parts are always very smooth.

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Is the pressure plate smooth enough? Are the rails in the camera smooth enough? Are the rewind knob and the sprocket smooth enough? Maybe there must be some space (extremely small) between the guiding rails and the pressure plate. In Leicas these parts are always very smooth.

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Yes pressure plate and rails smooth. I have loaded piece of old film, hold "Z" open and move film left/right by finger through lens hole
it moved easy and smooth. Winding mechanism is a little harder than Leica IIIc. To give an idea, it will be very difficult to wind the shutter if I have wet fingers.
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[quote=Deklari;2724122To give an idea, it will be very difficult to wind the shutter if I have wet fingers.[/quote]

Maybe the shutter-springs have too much tension. As a rule, series I, II, III and IIIa Leicas must have the lowest possible tension (but the curtains may not hesitate) and the first spring has more tension than the second. On the Leica IIIc and higher the second spring has more tension.

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when it came in the mail I was like "oh yes, I'm finally done" but now I want a faster lens for it ... and a wide angle, and Berg Elmar, and some more.



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Which lens is that on the far left?
At first I thought it might be the 85/2.0 but the smallest aperture of the 85 is f16.

By the way your collection and the photo of it are absolute 1st rate.
I always enjoy the presentation of your ads because of your photo work.

How difficult was it locating the 25/4 in screw mount?
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Hi Mike, thanks! The lens on the far left is a Nikkor-Q 5cm F3.5 "rigid". Its a Tessar optical formula with the aperture just behind the front element, so essentially an Elmar copy.

It took me about three months to track down the 25/4. It had some oil on the blades and haze when I got it, so I stripped it down and cleaned it up. Its kinda soft and low contrast wide open, but improves dramatically as it is stopped down and performance is really good by f8-11.
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Hi Mike, thanks! The lens on the far left is a Nikkor-Q 5cm F3.5 "rigid". Its a Tessar optical formula with the aperture just behind the front element, so essentially an Elmar copy.

It took me about three months to track down the 25/4. It had some oil on the blades and haze when I got it, so I stripped it down and cleaned it up. Its kinda soft and low contrast wide open, but improves dramatically as it is stopped down and performance is really good by f8-11.

Thanks Jon,

I hadn't considered the Nikkor-Q 5cm F3.5 "rigid" at all, thinking it might be an early Minolta or something similar
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I've just checked my Nikkor 5cm f3.5 rigid lens and it looks like a standard Tessar i.e. the diaphragm is towards the rear of the lens.
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I've just checked my Nikkor 5cm f3.5 rigid lens and it looks like a standard Tessar i.e. the diaphragm is towards the rear of the lens.
In Rotoloni's latest book on Nikon RF, the lens diagram for this lens shows the aperture just behind the front element, but looking at mine more closely I'd say you're right.

Interesting, because the earlier collapsible Nikkor-Q.C 5cm F3.5 lenses with identical optical formula do appear to have the aperture directly behind the front element. I wonder what prompted Nikon to change the position of the aperture?!

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