Originally Posted by PAN F
That is a very rare lens cap you have.It allows you to fit the small screw-in 19mm Leitz filters ( e.g. FIRHE) to your Elmar so that you can alter the aperture
without removing the filter, and fits over the front of the lens for protection with the filter remaining attached to the lens.
Genius. Do those same filters fit the 2.8cm Hektor by chance?
Originally Posted by Erik van Straten
Bob, the camera is a post war conversion. Surely it is standardized. I can say this because of the vulcanite. The vulcanite is the same as on an M3, M2, M4 or M5.
The number of the lens is inside. The lens seems not being coated, so probably it is all original. If it is not scratched or/and fogged, you can use it right away.
These converted I's are rare. Usually they are turned into a II or a III.
I like the camera very much. Can you show us it from above?
I've never seen this lens cap.
A great camera for a wide angle lens, such as the 21mm from Voigtländer or a screw mount Super Angulon.
Thank you again for the info Erik. Correct, it is identical to the M2/3 vulcanite.
I'm quite liking the handling with the 2.8cm on it, even with a 60s era finder. I've had several III bodies, and just can't get past the separate windows, this one certainly eliminates that whole mess!
Very glad it wasn't added to, though the strap lugs are a very appreciated upgrade.
The lens is very stiff both to extract/retract and focus, and the aperture is stiff as well. Didn't help that it was so cold today, as here at my desk after a few hours it is easier to move. You are right, no coatings, and no haze to speak of, perhaps a trace on the front element. Quite looking forward to seeing what it delivers to film.
Originally Posted by B-9
Nice score Bob!
2017 appears the be "Year of the Standards"
Thank you! I've been after one for a while, after having ruined too many frames with my 0 serie forgetting the lens cap before winding. This one really seems like a gem. These Standards do seem to abound all of a sudden.