Leica IIf vs IIIc
Old 10-15-2016   #1
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Leica IIf vs IIIc

I'm still in the hunt for a IIIc, but am considering a IIf with 1/1000.
I don't think I will need the slow speeds of the III, but do want the fast.
The slow speed clockwork seems to be maintenance prone, a II will not have it.
Greybeards please school me.
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Old 10-15-2016   #2
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IIf with 1/1000 should be a reasonably priced camera that will please. Very good idea and newer than IIIc which always helps (if only a bit).

IIf with 1/500 is not that common but does not carry a premium.

Both should be fine.
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Most of the IIf's I've encountered have 1/500, seems the 1k is rare.
Thanks Dralowid.
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good luck in your quest
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I had a IIF red dial with 1/1000 speed and flash synch.
I DID miss having the slower shutter speeds, like 1/10, 1/5, etc.
Thus, I went to the IIIF, then a IIIG.
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My 111c slow speeds work perfectly well, and I use them a fair bit now (church interiors and the like).
The 111c will take a perfectly sharp picture at 1/20th handheld if you're a steady shooter. Cheaper than a fast lens!

It comes down to getting your camera from a reputable source who, if he/she has not given it a CLA, has at least checked to see that everything is working as it should. The 111c is pretty tough.
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the IIf with 1000 top speed goes for slightly higher than the IIf with 500 top speed.

If you choose the IIf, get an f/2 screwmount lens to offset the lack of slow speeds
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