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Hey! So what's your matchup? On a Leica Barnack type?
Old 11-21-2015   #1
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Hey! So what's your matchup? On a Leica Barnack type?

Got to wait for some film to be processed. Bur here goes My daily user is a Leica iif sport'in a Nikkor 28cm/1:3.5 , an obscure lens that is hard to find(I was lucky) and harder to find any info on. Anyway it's chrome ahd appears and shoots nicely on the IIf. Sometimes I have to give it a rest and mount it's big brother a Nikkor 50/2 the other lens lurching in that camera case. A fine combo in my book. What's your matchup?
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Wow! Those choices you each have are sensational.
Man I would love to see examples.
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Old 11-21-2015   #3
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IIIA + 50/3,5 Elmar. If I can't get a reasonable number of decent pictures with that I'm probably an even worse photographer than I think. The same could be said of my Retina IIa (fixed 50/2 Heligon) or any of my Ms (M2-M4P-MP-M8-M9)with any 35 or 50 lens I own.

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Old 11-21-2015   #4
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A IIIf RD ST (black paint by Kanto) with a Summitar 50/2


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Old 11-21-2015   #6
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Old 11-21-2015   #7
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I have two IIIcs. One wears the same Summitar it's had since 1949. The other gets a variety of lenses: most commonly a FED 50/3.5, my Nikon L35AF 35/2.8 hacked into LTM (looks like a 35/3.5 Elmar - very compact), or a Snapshot Skopar 25/4 if I want or need the FOV.
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Old 11-21-2015   #8
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Canon IIS2 with Nikkor-S 35mm f/3.5 using Amedeo S>LTM adapter. Leica 36mm Viewfinder for X1.

Exchange the IIS2 for a Leica IF freeing up the mount for CV 28/3.5. All interchangeable in the end.


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Old 11-21-2015   #9
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For my IIIf a 50/3.5 Elmar and 35/3.5 Summaron, nice compact combination. Camera and lenses all dated 1951.
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Old 11-21-2015   #10
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Sears Tower 3 along with either my Nikkor 50/2 or Nikkor 35/3.5.
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Old 11-21-2015   #11
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IIIc with a Summar 5cm f2 for the old fashioned glow, and an I-61 for sharp and contrasty.
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Old 11-21-2015   #12
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My usual 2 lens walkabout kit consists of CV 50/2.5 & 28/3.5 Skopars (with a CV 28mm VF) on my IIf 1/1000. Sometimes I use a Zeiss Opton 50/2.0 via a Amedeo adapter. I have other lenses too, but this is what I carry 99.9% of the time with the Barnack.
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Old 11-21-2015   #13
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IF RD with 25 snapshot skopar for IR work
IIF RD with red scale 50 elmar for regular day to day shooting
IIIF RD with 50 summitar if i need the speed

I'm a sucker for the red dial barnack leicas
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Old 11-22-2015   #14
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Yours sounds creative and eclectic. The term 'match-up' is growing on me. I heard it first in tennis, where it tries to get across the notion of the unique play brought about by uniting two particular players. Not sure this is the same with cameras. Anyway mine is a very specific dream combo of an early black Leica II with a nickel 11 o'clock Elmar 50 3.5.
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Old 11-22-2015   #15
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HI,

I try to pair all my camera bodies, regardless of make and model, with the/a lens they might have been bought with; meaning a Summar on the Leica II, a Summitar on the IIIc, an Elmar... In other words, I like to have the original outfit including the meter but not the film. ;-)

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Old 11-22-2015   #16
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Right now it's Elmar 2.8 on the IIIa and Voigtländer 35 mm 2.5 on the IIIf RD ST.
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Old 11-22-2015   #17
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Old 11-22-2015   #18
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Leica I, II, III, IIIc or IIIg with different types of 35mm or 50mm Elmar, Hektor, Summar, Summicron or Summaron lenses. For a more modern look I use the Cosina Voigtländer Color-Skopar 50mm f/2.5.

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Elmars and the Summitar....
...ah this thread reminds me that I still have to service my IIIb.....
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IIIf and J3, both 1951.
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I enjoy my Leica IIIF (1951) and a Leitz Summicron 50/2 Collapsible (1954).
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That's a good-looking I presume Leica II Keith. I recently bought a III and it's currently getting a CLA in Perth. I recognize that viewfinder too, J12 no?
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Result from IIIf and J8 combo as requested by M2 fan above. Sydney, 2013:
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I often used my Standard with a Rokkor 21/4 or Canon 18/3.5. They work together very well.
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Lens: Summar coded SUMUS 1934 manufacture. (uncoated as made )
Hood: SOOMP from 1936
Yellow 1 Filter is A36 screw clamp type FIGRO
5cm Finder is SBOOI
Body is IIIc from 1946/7 factory upgraded to f black dial after 1950
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For my IIIf I have a:

1930s Elmar 5cm f3.5 with VALOO hood
1950s Jupiter 8
VC Color Skopar 35mm f2.5

I have a Leica 5cm finder and a VC one for 35mm

I did have a VC 50mm f1.5 for a short time but it was just too big to be worth it for me.
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Result from IIIf and J8 combo as requested by M2 fan above. Sydney, 2013:
I like it; time I also got a J8.

Still working on my 4 digit 1(A) converted to 1(C) with no s/no. Elmar 50.

Problem with the lack of film processors in my area.

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Leica IIIc body, usually with a 50mm f/1.5 or a 50mm f/2, (Xenon, converted Sonnar or Summitar).

And I usually have a Voigtländer VC-II meter in the accessory shoe.
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My Leica iiif RD, like my iif RD, wears a Zhou 1/2 case and a wrist strap, both in black. My 50 cm/1,5 lens by CZJ. It' s one made just after the war. A round, vented silver shade helps with flair,a Walz Sonner filter 85-c c. My 35 mm f=2.8 Canon a tiny little lens and a good partner to the CJZ is usually the second stringer in my bag, still a great lens as needed. A small filter and cone shade are always in the bag at the ready. My viewfinder, a Braun Universal-Sucher works well and easily with both lenses. Pre-cut out of date film is also kept in the bag as I hate trying to do it on a rickety table when I'm pressed for time. It's nice not having to pack when I need to go out. Only thing not packed in my bags are nice sunny days. I enjoy my two Red dials and I'm hoping you all enjoy using your vintage barnacks as well.
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My most frequently used camera is the humble Bessa R with the collapsible Summicron 50, or the CV 50 Heliar f/2.

For the Barnack type cameras, I have settled down on the IIIG, usually with the Summicron collapsible. But, I have an LTM 35mm Summaron 2.8 / CV 35 2.5 / CV 28 3.5 which often are mounted on the camera. I prefer the viewfinder of the IIIG with the parallax compensation, and the far easier flash synch settings.
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My old III is sporting a 28 Kobalux as my Point and Shoot pairing for the M8 and 35 Summaron.

Sometimes I'll switch it up with a 50 either Summar or as of late Thorium Summicron.
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If I'm going to do it the hard way (small RF view windows), I might as well carry the smallest camera I can. For a while I used a Nicca lever wind with a Nikkor, but that's as big as an M3. Now I carry a black Leica IID with a 50mm Hektor, collapsible. Tiny, fits in a shirt pocket, and takes as good a pictures as my M3, I'm surprised to find out.
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Hello Red Robin, when you mention the Nikon lenses are they tread lenses, or are the regular Nikon lenses like for the F ?
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Recently traded my old 3.5/5cm Elmar for this freshly rebuilt 2.8/5cm Elmar. This lens got a massive treatment from Kanto Camera and its optics now look like a new lens. Service had already been done when I made the trade, but the service receipt listed replacement of front element, and recoating of inner element in the list of repairs done to it...

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IIIf and J3, both 1951.
Lovely. That looks like an incredibly nice copy of the KMZ J3. Seems those are few and far between...
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I found that one at Moscow Photos I think it was. It works as well as it looks, and should have German glass being a '51 model. It must have been cleaned and calibrated for Leica focus as it as accurate as a focus-shifting Sonnar can be and flare-resistance is high
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