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Old 10-23-2016   #1481
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iiif project

Hi all, Stu here. I'm a noob so please be kind.

Here's my iiif project, which is my first foray into the world of Leica. Acquired locally from the daughter of its late former owner, it has had the serial number removed from both the body and the lens.



I'm going to reinstate the serial number and paint the top cover and base plate black.

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Old 10-24-2016   #1482
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Have you inquired why the serial numbers have been removed?, very strange issue...
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Old 10-24-2016   #1483
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Have you inquired why the serial numbers have been removed?, very strange issue...
Yes - and I don't think it's suspicious. Its former owner was a professional photographer, now deceased. I bought it when it was advertised locally by his daughter, disposing of her late father's estate. She remembered the camera from her childhood. Googling the topic afterwards, it seems to be not all that uncommon for pro photographers to remove the serial numbers from their equipment to render it valueless and therefore not worth stealing.
Anyway, on a separate thread about chassis numbers you can see that I've got the correct number to reinstate on the top cover.
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Old 10-24-2016   #1484
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Those are good news!
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Old 10-27-2016   #1486
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Which lens and visor, looks great!
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Old 10-28-2016   #1488
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Recent acquisition, figured that since I now had these two great little Voigtlander LTM lenses I should get a body to go with them.

Very interesting experience using a screwmount body for the first time. I think we'll become fast friends!

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Old 10-31-2016   #1489
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It took about a month for this IIIc to find me.

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Old 10-31-2016   #1490
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Recent acquisition, figured that since I now had these two great little Voigtlander LTM lenses I should get a body to go with them.

Very interesting experience using a screwmount body for the first time. I think we'll become fast friends!

Leica IIIf w/ Voigtlander Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5 by Abram Goglanian, on Flickr
I'm so happy you reminded me these lenses existed. I'm definitely going to be on the hunt for one of those 28/3.5 lenses for mine now.
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I'm so happy you reminded me these lenses existed. I'm definitely going to be on the hunt for one of those 28/3.5 lenses for mine now.
Good! I really enjoy them both. Totally happy with them and the build quality is fantastic.
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Old 11-04-2016   #1492
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Old 11-07-2016   #1493
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Old 11-11-2016   #1494
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Picked up a Jupiter-12 for my IIIg. It now slides in my jacket pocket, this will be great for the winter. Testing the camera with a roll of film to see if the speeds are anywhere close to accurate.

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Old 11-16-2016   #1495
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It is a metaphor, "blind in one eye, can't see out of the other".

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Old 11-16-2016   #1496
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Leica II from 1932, Force 35mm 3.5 LTM from the 1960s (Komura made) and Voigtländer Heliar Nickel 50mm 2.0 (2009). These are the only two 'modern' lenses I have for my only Leica.

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Old 11-16-2016   #1497
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[IMG]Walker Evans Leica 3c and Nikkor 21mm f4.0 by T&T and Mr B Abrahamsson, on Flickr[/IMG]

Leica IIIc with a Nikkor-0 21mm f4.0. The Vancouver Art Gallery is having a Walker Evans Show right now. About 200 prints and some of his cameras. This one caught my interest. The adapter for the F-mount 21mm f4.0 looks a bit "home made" and the camera is suspiciously clean for having been a working shooters camera - but interesting none the less. I could not see the serial number on as the Leica 21 finder obscured it.
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Old 11-16-2016   #1498
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I really like those Nickel Heliars on the old LTM bodies. They look so right on them.
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Old 11-16-2016   #1499
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I really like those Nickel Heliars on the old LTM bodies. They look so right on them.
True.

The Heliar 50mm 2.0 was modelled after the now due to price hikes unobtainable Rigid Summar 50mm 2.0.

The Rigid Summar was the contemporary fast lens for the Leica II when it was launched.
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Old 11-16-2016   #1500
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Leica IIIc 'stepper' 1941/42, in gloss black paint with faux wismut infill.

This is a shell that was acquired along with a big box of other misc Leica parts. The lugs have been powder coated. Top and bottom plates were stripped to the brass.

Just need the insides!



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Old 11-16-2016   #1501
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I have a IIIc-to-f conversion in pieces that I'm thinking of having this done to. Either black or luftwaffe grey. But having it done professionally seems to be quite pricey....more than the price of the camera.
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Old 11-17-2016   #1502
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Repainted IIIc

IMG_2420 by dralowid, on Flickr

Although stripped back to brass the high gloss finish is still quite delicate. I sometimes think of stripping it again and having it powder coated semi or matt black...and then I think 'why'? Guess it gets less important as I get older. Perhaps I should pass it on to someone younger!
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Old 11-17-2016   #1503
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My IIIc in black paint.

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Old 11-17-2016   #1504
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Another gem in the "museum" Van Straten :-)

good looking camera Erik.

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Old 11-17-2016   #1505
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Thank you Giulio! I want to have a lens for it, I think about another Color-Skopar 50mm f/2.5 but it must be in near mint condition.

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Old 11-17-2016   #1506
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Thank you Giulio! I want to have a lens for it, I think about another Color-Skopar 50mm f/2.5 but it must be in near mint condition.

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No, IMHO, the modern black painting and plastic knob are not good match to original leica.
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No, IMHO, the modern black painting and plastic knob are not good match to original leica.
There is no plastic knob on the Color-Skopar 50mm f/2.5 and the paint work is about the same: neither shiny nor dull black paint on brass.

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Erik, do you know if the internals of a non-stepper IIIc can work (or be made to work) with a stepper top plate/shell?
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I really don't know, but I think a problem will be the axis on wich the rewind lever is mounted. This will be too short for a stepper top plate.

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Yes. Probably will have to disassemble some cameras to see what kind of mod may be possible. I'd prefer to use a regular IIIc as a donor for the painted shell, not a stepper IIIc
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Youxin got my IIIg early yesterday afternoon and he emailed me last night around 11pm saying it was done haha. Hoping to have it back early next week so I can post a photo of it cleaned up with my new Cub & Co strap that's on its way.
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Youxin got my IIIg early yesterday afternoon and he emailed me last night around 11pm saying it was done haha. Hoping to have it back early next week so I can post a photo of it cleaned up with my new Cub & Co strap that's on its way.
Just followed you on the IG. Love the photography you are doing there. That's a fast turnaround. Must not of been in too bad shape.
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Just followed you on the IG. Love the photography you are doing there. That's a fast turnaround. Must not of been in too bad shape.
Nah, it was clean but it had never been serviced before haha. I put a roll through it and the speeds were all over the place in the lows and highs and I could just tell it needed to be lubed up a bit.

Thanks! I appreciate it.
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It's obvious that you need a black and nickel Leitz VIDOM 'torpedo' viewfinder with that, Mike... There's just no way around that
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It's obvious that you need a black and nickel Leitz VIDOM 'torpedo' viewfinder with that, Mike... There's just no way around that
I will just rub some shoe polish on my VIOOH and fake it for now.
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All CLA'd and done. 3 rolls through it and I've only had it back for a week. IIIg + Jupiter-12 + Barbour jacket.

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