Raised shutter release
Old 12-16-2016   #1
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Raised shutter release

Did Leica or anyone else make a raised shutter release for the Barnack cameras? I'm looking for something similar to the one Nikon made for the F-2. That would make shooting with my IIIa a lot easier while wearing gloves. Thanks for your help.
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Old 12-16-2016   #2
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So it gets cold in Lancaster County?
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Right now, at noon, its 14 degrees with a 15 mph wind. Cold? A bit, but we've had worse. The problem is gloves snag on the rotating shutter speed dial - hence the question.
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Old 12-16-2016   #4
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Try the Nikon F2 one. If I remember correctly it worked on the screwmounts too.
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I too think the Nikon AR-1 works, though never tried it.

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Old 12-16-2016   #6
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Nikon AR-1 works when not screwing fully.
Just try on my IIIf, trigger the shutter when screwing.
Same with my IIIa.
May need some sort of ring to level and not to screw it too far.
The shutter is very sensitive but the feeling is "soft release".
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Old 12-16-2016   #7
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Leitz made one too, but you would need to check whether it would fit the IIIa. It may only fit M Cameras as it has a No. code See Ebay listing :-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Leica-Leit...oAAOSwEzxYRKSE
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Old 12-16-2016   #8
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I've seen that Leica one listed on other ebay auctions and they all say it's made for an M series. The only indicator that may be true is the threaded shaft coming down through the middle of the housing. For some reason, I thought there was a release made for the Barnack cameras. I will get an AR-1 and try that. Thanks for the replies.
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Old 12-17-2016   #10
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Try the Nikon F2 one. If I remember correctly it worked on the screwmounts too.
Correct Jerevan. I use my F2 release also on my FE, and my IIIF as well as on the IIIG. Fits very snug as the cup goes over and threads tight.
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Old 12-17-2016   #11
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What about for the M?
I'm also having some problems with the shutter release and the cold!
Do Tom A's or other softreleases work well while wearing gloves? Thinking of getting one for this reason.
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Tom A's soft releases work well with an M. Put a Rapidwinder under it and you have a combination that you can shoot with anything short of Arctic mittens.
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Correct Jerevan. I use my F2 release also on my FE, and my IIIF as well as on the IIIG. Fits very snug as the cup goes over and threads tight.
Good to know my memory is still working okay. I tried the AR-1 on a IIIc or a IIIf. The Nikon AR-2 cable release also works fine on these cameras. Extremely high quality piece of equipment by the way, highly recommended.
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Old 12-19-2016   #15
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Here's an early Leica II with a raised-release on e-bay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/192054691168...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT


The hole on the side of the barrel, towards the front, makes me wonder if this was part of an aftermarket flash-sync ?
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I'e used the AR-1 on my IIIc's and IIIf's - I think the IIIc needed a little spacer to keep the AR-1 from screwing down all the way and keeping the shutter tripped. I made my spacer out of a pen-tube, cut across with a razor.
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This Leica III came to me with an elevated shutter release fitted. I have not seen another. It could be a one off but it's the sort of thing you are looking for.

http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/a...1&d=1260487831

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Old 12-21-2016   #18
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Here's Gen-u-whine Leitz offering...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Leica-Leitz-...item3d2c1b9893
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