Hello followers... I am sure you wonder what is up with the KIIIM journal.
So here is a little update : the repairman I thought capable of repairing my KIIIM said he won't even try.
In the mean time, I have bought another KIIIM but with sticky shutter blades.
I have decided to send this KIIIM to M.S. Optical in Japan, thanks to Dirk at Japan Exposures ; that was a month ago.
Today I received a KIIIM body for parts and I wish to repair my beloved KIIIM, by myself if needed.
I received back the lens too... converted to M mount !
It is called a "Super lens" on the technical note M.S. Optical joined to the package. I already knew it.
I tested it on my wife's E-PL1 as I don't have a Leica M right now... but I'd like to see how the Hexanon performs on a M2/M3/M4 soon...
Technical note from M.S. Optical about conversion of the Hexanon from KIIIM to M mount
#68 - Hexanon 50/1.8 converted lens on Olympus E-PL1
#69 - Hexanon 50/1.8 converted lens on Olympus E-PL1
The converted Hexanon 50/1.8 in M mount
Post scriptum -
I am waiting for a KIIIA. I bought it in the classifieds from Dante Stella.
It will be my second one : I already have the 48/2 version, this one is the 50/1.8 export version.
I think this journal ain't over.