Old 02-11-2019   #2001
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Helen--that's a beauty! What lens will you use?
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Old 02-11-2019   #2002
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Miss Leica returned from her makeover! Very pretty, Helen!
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Old 02-11-2019   #2003
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1938 Leica II w/w-Nikkor 3.5cm f2.5 & no-name "tele-wide" finder.

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Old 02-11-2019   #2004
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Old 02-11-2019   #2005
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absolutely lovely Helen
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Stunning condition....
usurping the position of the M5 ;-) ??
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Old 02-11-2019   #2007
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Guessing it has been repainted? Or at least the Woods metal lettering replaced with paint?
Doesn't look like a conversion.

Be careful of the edges of the covering, get 'em stuck down before they catch on something and break off!
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Old 02-11-2019   #2008
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Thanks all...!!

I bought her from Tamarkin / Miss II from 1 Feb 1932
they do not know whether Leica or 'someone else' did the black enamel repaint
She is in Beautiful Shape...her only flaw
A small piece of her leather is missing . bottom right side underneath lens mount

Now I must decide whether to reskin
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That shouldn't be too hard a decision to make Helen.
Right now, it kind of looks like a car that was 'restored' by giving it a paint job, but they forgot to get all the chrome redone so it sticks out like a sore thumb.
I vote 'for' a reskin.
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Old 02-11-2019   #2011
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1938 Leica II w/w-Nikkor 3.5cm f2.5 & no-name "tele-wide" finder.

I have one of those finders. Found it scavengering through a box of stuff at Peace Camera in Raleigh. Actually a pretty nice finder. Especially for the $5 I paid for it.
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I have 3 of them, all slightly different, 2 marked with a name, that one not. Tons of them on ebay for little money, but it is hard to know what you are getting since most were made for lens adapter kits. I consider them "aimers" but I check them against the M2 35mm framelines.

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That shouldn't be too hard a decision to make Helen.
Right now, it kind of looks like a car that was 'restored' by giving it a paint job, but they forgot to get all the chrome redone so it sticks out like a sore thumb.
I vote 'for' a reskin.
Haha, your funny ~
I actually love the mix of black & chrome or Nickel ??
and really donít mind the piece of vulcanite missing

itís really a question of do I want to spend the time chipping away all the vulcanite.. once that is done it only takes minutes to apply new skin
I once did it on an M2
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Haha, your funny ~
I actually love the mix of black & chrome or Nickel ??
and really donít mind the piece of vulcanite missing

itís really a question of do I want to spend the time chipping away all the vulcanite.. once that is done it only takes minutes to apply new skin
I once did it on an M2
Just shoot it & put some nicks on it.
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here is the M2 I did back in 2008




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I'm with Greg, shoot it as it is. It's beautiful, and the chips in the vulcanite give it character. And as one who has also chipped off all the vulcanite on an M2, that is no fun at all.

But do tell us what lucky lens gets mated with that beauty.

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I am no lover of recovering, for me it takes away something. Saving what you have got seems more appropriate.
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If the vulcanite is beyond the odd crack or missing piece, I prefer to replace it with similar looking material with matching pattern/structure. Not a big fan of outlandish covers myself.

Though some of those bright coloured reskins jobs can look pretty sexy.
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Tools and instruments that are made for fondling are always kitschy to me.

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Small pieces of missing Vulcanite can be repaired using Milliput Black. It's a kind of two-part putty that sets rock hard in 2-3 hours. I use the end of a small screwdriver to create the Vulcanite texture. You can even varnish it (it sets matte and I have used gloss in the past) to get a perfect match. That step depends on the finish of the actual Vulcanite, of course. You can't see the repair, even when you know where it is!
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This is my IIIF RD ST with collapsible Summicron. Both the body and lens were born in 1955.
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This is my IIIF RD ST with collapsible Summicron. Both the body and lens were born in 1955.
Simply stunning. I came along in 59 Was 55 the last year for the Barnacks?
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Simply stunning. I came along in 59 Was 55 the last year for the Barnacks?
I rather like it. With the SBOOI is quite a pleasure to shoot, and I really lucked out with the 'Cron. Very clean and sharp. Entirely usable for anything. Not exactly pocketable, though, so not in the true spirit of the Barnack.
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Oskar Barnack, before the construction of the UR Leica, experimented with a small camera using 35 film. Leitz still owns this device, it is not understood. George Mann covered it extensively n VIDOM 50. Using this information, I built two of these. It orients vertically and the slide acts a shutter when flicked upwards. Yes, it works.
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And a bit later, a pair of Working UR Leica Replicas. One has the 42mm summar, the other has a 1911 production Zeiss Kino Tessar F 3.5 50. Both function perfectly and take Great images.
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Those replicas are pretty awesome!!!
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And a bit later, a pair of Working UR Leica Replicas. One has the 42mm summar, the other has a 1911 production Zeiss Kino Tessar F 3.5 50. Both function perfectly and take Great images.
Wonderful! I love them. Did you made them? Wow.

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Leitz replicas made about 1970. The one on the left was modified by Mr Kim in Seoul, the one on the right I rebuilt myself.
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I guess you do not sell these camera(s).

Can you show us a picture made with one of those? I would love to see them.

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Leitz replicas made about 1970. The one on the left was modified by Mr Kim in Seoul, the one on the right I rebuilt myself.
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Whoa! Never knew Leitz produced those...
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Out shooting today in the snow with my DDD camera/lens combo.



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The fire truck shot is taken with UR Leica #9, with the Zeiss Tessar. This was the original lens used by Barnack on both his cine camera and the first tests with the UR. The second shot is with UR Leica #80, using the 6 element Leitz 42mm Mikro Summar. This was the lens used by Barnack for most of his UR shots. The famous Eisenmarket image was taken with the 42mm.
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Thanks, Ambro, for sharing these with us. The Mikro Summar seems to be a tad sharper. On that shot the exposure seems to be a tad more even too.

What kind of shutter do these cameras have? Focal plane, of course ... but then? Can the slit be altered?

Leica should introduce a Mikro Summar 42mm for the modern user!

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