What is going on here???
Old 11-24-2018   #1
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What is going on here???

Curious about the lens flange etc, presumably re-chromed and re covered. All in all to be avoided methinks...or might that turn out to be a cheap Hektor?

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Old 11-25-2018   #2
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A pity there's no picture of the body with the lens removed.


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Old 11-25-2018   #3
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Mmm, reminds me of the Leica I of Henri: chromed. Perhaps these cameras were worn down to the brass and were then chrome-plated at the request of the owner. I can not imagine the Leica I more ugly, but with Henri's camera masterpieces are made.


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Old 11-25-2018   #4
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There is no "Ernst Leitz" written around the shutter speed button either - is this normal?
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Probably polished away, you can see that polishing has rounded the corners on features prior to plating. It is/was genuine once but I don't understand what appears to be extension tubes.
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Old 11-25-2018   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by p.giannakis View Post
There is no "Ernst Leitz" written around the shutter speed button either - is this normal?
No, it's there, just faintly visible
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