Old 12-30-2019   #2121
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The leatherette looks brown in this picture. Is it original? I haven't seen something similar before.
This happens only with the later model III in black.

I think this brown tone has something to do with the uniforms of the SA in this period of the German history.

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Old 12-30-2019   #2122
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Old 12-30-2019   #2123
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What?!
No, this is just something in the rubber or the way it was vulcanized and how it degrades from ultra violet light.
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Old 12-31-2019   #2124
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What?!
No, this is just something in the rubber or the way it was vulcanized and how it degrades from ultra violet light.

I know that, I was only joking.


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Old 12-31-2019   #2125
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Excellent Erik, I was rather hoping you were!

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Old 12-31-2019   #2126
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Mu III is a bit grey in certain light but looks deeper from other angles.

I enjoyed Erik's humour!
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Old 12-31-2019   #2128
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Hello,
With all the Leica knowledge on this forum,could anybody answer this question for me.
Why did Leitz increase the number of distance marks on the "war-time" lenses from 13 to 18 distances marks.
Was this a requirement by the German military?.
After the war the distance marks on the lenses seem to return to the original 13 marks.
Both of my 5cm 3.5 Elmar (1941) and the 3.5cm f3.5 Elmar(1941) that I use have 18 distance marks.
Why this war-time change was made is not given in any Leica book that I have read.
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Old 12-31-2019   #2129
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Hello,
With all the Leica knowledge on this forum,could anybody answer this question for me.
Why did Leitz increase the number of distance marks on the "war-time" lenses from 13 to 18 distances marks.
Was this a requirement by the German military?.
After the war the distance marks on the lenses seem to return to the original 13 marks.
Both of my 5cm 3.5 Elmar (1941) and the 3.5cm f3.5 Elmar(1941) that I use have 18 distance marks.
Why this war-time change was made is not given in any Leica book that I have read.
Very interesting question; I've never noticed this, but it is true. No joking this time.

Could very well have to do something with the military use of the cameras and lenses.

Maybe Jim Lager can shine a light on this.

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Old 12-31-2019   #2130
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Never noticed this, I will check what I have.

I assume this only applies to lenses marked in metres? Yes surely it must do, I cannot see them making lenses marked in feet during the war. Never checked that either...

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1930 Ia nickel close focus Elmar. Just arrived from KEH, it was listed as inoperable but it seems to be working except that the 1/20 second is slow. Viewfinder and lens is clear, advance feels a little stiff.

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Old 02-01-2020   #2132
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It is easy to remove the lens (three screws), but be very careful with the threads in the aluminium of the housing. The aluminium is soft.

With the lens removed you can see what the shutter does.

Usually the springs of the shutter are are much too tight. You can control their tension with the small screws that you see when the bottomplate is removed. Use two well fitting screwdrivers. When the curtains "snap" when running they are tight enough. Apply a VERY little bit of oil on the bearings. When you remove the viewfinder, you can oil the top of the shafts too.

Do not damage anything.

When the tension of the curtains is normal, tensioning the shutter goes very smooth.

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Old 02-01-2020   #2133
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Thanks Erik. I did remove the lens but just removed the stop screw and unscrewed the helicoid to see the shutter and also the check the lens.

Might give the shutter tension a try but might just get it CLA'd by YYE. He is close by.

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Old 02-02-2020   #2134
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Old 02-08-2020   #2135
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My first Leica. Hoping to sell it and get a new one. Purchased it on the confirmation of it being a rare item. Figured I'd share some photos of this interesting WW2 camera.


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Hi Brian, how do you like that Voigtlander 21? Do you have any images you made with that lens posted anywhere. It's a lens I'm interested in for my IIIc.

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Old 02-08-2020   #2137
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This is with the LTM 21 Color-Skopar adapted to a M2, I originally got it to use on a IIIc:
[IMG]56710022 by Michael DeLuca, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Hi Tim,

I haven't used this lens much but here's one taken on Ultrafine Xtreme 400. I enjoy the ergonomics of the lens- light, compact and quick focusing. I don't typically shoot that wide but I've always been happy with my results so overall it's a great lens for the value and I would recommend it.
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Leica II, made with Miniature Speed Graphic, HP5+ expired 2012, FA 1027 1:9 7 minutes. by Mike Novak, on Flickr
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Old 02-15-2020   #2141
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Shooting with an LTM is so nice.

Leica III black and nickel/Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5.

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Old 02-15-2020   #2142
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Shooting with an LTM is so nice.
Indeed, using an LTM is so nice that I have just taken all my M gear up to London to be sold.

If I am going to make the effort to use film then I should really use an LTM.

I feel liberated (and richer!)
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Old 02-15-2020   #2143
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Indeed, using an LTM is so nice that I have just taken all my M gear up to London to be sold.

If I am going to make the effort to use film then I should really use an LTM.

I feel liberated (and richer!)
If you donít mind me asking, where did you take your M gear to be sold?
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In the last twenty years I've assembled a small group of Leica M cameras, and they're great, but as I sat this morning having a bagel in a local coffee shop, looking down at my IIIc, I gotta say I just get more joy out of using the Barnack. YMMV.

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Leica IIIc, with freshly cleaned 2.8cm f/6.3 Hektor.

And "Detachment P" cameramen and photographers of the US Army that landed at Omaha on D-Day.
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Just waiting for the repairman (CLA) to return from Hawaii - 1935 IIIa and 1946 Elmar
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The Leica Feeling

New to the forum i like to contribute with some nice pics from a Leica III from 1934 with some of it's accessories in a quick review found here.

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I always liked the 28mm so decided to buy this minty 1952 28 f/3.5 Canon Serenar with finder for my IIIf. The images looked fine on my A7II so looking forward to shooting some film with the little Leica. I wasn't expecting it, but the finder is actually quite nice to use. It's strange to think that the 28 f/3.5 Serenar was the fasted "ultra wide" lens at the time, at least according to the internet.
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My Grandfather's 1949 IIIc, a 1937 IIIa, and a 1935 Leica Standard. I tried some M mount cameras but sold my M3 DS and Bessa R2a. The were both wonderful cameras but I realized I preferred the ltm bodies. I did keep my Bessa T but it operates like the ltm bodies with a 1.5 magnification focus window and brightline viewfinder.
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