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Forum: Help / Feedback forum 04-13-2013
Replies: 2,236
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 253,731
Posted By Rik
user: BrettS Sold a hood, smooth transaction!

user: BrettS

Sold a hood, smooth transaction!
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-30-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,491
Posted By Rik
Photo book store in NYC?

hi, i will be spending 2 days in NYC next week, any recommendations for good photo book stores, preferably around the south central park area?

thanks very much

Rik
Forum: Travel 10-25-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By Rik
thanks for the tips! looking forward to going...

thanks for the tips! looking forward to going there, will bring my MP and lots of film. Any rules against photographing anything in Australia?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-23-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 4,044
Posted By Rik
But these are not innovations, as Jaap pointed...

But these are not innovations, as Jaap pointed out, 'borrowed' at best from already existing (and much cheaper!) offerings to the Leica user!
Forum: Travel 10-20-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By Rik
Sydney (and Temora..) tips

I will be spending a tuesday and wednesday in Sydney in November, then will head out to Temora to return to Sydney on the saturday to fly home (=the Netherlands). does anyone have good tips on...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-15-2010
Replies: 101
Views: 12,115
Posted By Rik
You can upgrade your regular M9 by spending US$...

You can upgrade your regular M9 by spending US$ 45, get the Sling and Strap from Leicagoodies.
Makes you wonder where Mr. de'Silva gets his ideas from...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-10-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 1,159
Posted By Rik
Coralie Vogelaar - The Photoshop

I came across this book by dutch artist Coralie Vogelaar. Although it is called 'the Photoshop' it has nothing to do with the software, but the title refers to a fictitious 'photo shop'.
An...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-22-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,035
Posted By Rik
As others have said, the camera looks fine. As to...

As others have said, the camera looks fine.
As to the spots in the viewfinder, if they are specks on the viewfinder window, removing the top plate is fairly simple, you can then clean this window and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-13-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By Rik
thanks Tom, i'm actually just checking with the...

thanks Tom, i'm actually just checking with the seller whether it is really a 0.58 finder. I do shoot 35mm lenses mostly so it would really fit me. thanks again.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-13-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By Rik
M6 classic with 0.58 viewfinder?

Does this exist? i have been offered an M6 which appears to be a classic with an 0.58 viewfinder magnification. I cannot find this anywhere?
Would this have been a special 'upgrade' by Leica?
Should...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-09-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 5,641
Posted By Rik
Leica Meister in Germany has it for 5500 euro..

Leica Meister in Germany has it for 5500 euro..
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-16-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 550
Posted By Rik
Quick release system for Leica M + Mamiya 7ii?

Hi
I want to buy a quick release system that I can use for both my Leica M cameras and a Mamiya 7ii.

I'm looking for user opinions and tips!

thanks
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-01-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 2,198
Posted By Rik
A 'Rose' was offered some time ago either here in...

A 'Rose' was offered some time ago either here in the classifieds or on the bay, can't remember where. But I cannot find it, the ad did have pictures.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-31-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,077
Posted By Rik
Rob Hornstra, 101 Billionaires, before it sells...

Rob Hornstra, 101 Billionaires, before it sells out...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-23-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 3,186
Posted By Rik
have a look at the Leicagoodies Sfill... but i'm...

have a look at the Leicagoodies Sfill...

but i'm biased :-)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By Rik
This one has been offered on *bay a couple of...

This one has been offered on *bay a couple of months or more ago as well by the same seller. If memory serves me right, the bids at that time reached something like US$ 75.000, but that was below the...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-12-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 3,625
Posted By Rik
so, do you guys reckon there is an interest in a...

so, do you guys reckon there is an interest in a renewed version ? And at what price ? This is something I may look at.
Forum: Nikon RF 11-12-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 3,625
Posted By Rik
Nikon SP frameline illuminator

Hi,
I'm looking for information on the above. I'm aware of the information on camerquest and the upcoming westlicht auction but am looking for other information, also technical like kind of light...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,314
Posted By Rik
Why not just put them all in the classifieds? I'm...

Why not just put them all in the classifieds? I'm sure there are more for sale, and there probably are also more buyers...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-04-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,164
Posted By Rik
could you also post a photo of the other side of...

could you also post a photo of the other side of the cover?
thanks.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-14-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 6,417
Posted By Rik
well, just my 2 cents, there's a guy in the...

well, just my 2 cents, there's a guy in the Netherlands, Will van Manen who does a lot of good work on Leica M bodies and lenses. I have had several M bodies and lenses done by him and it was very...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-06-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 2,608
Posted By Rik
Partly i expect the price also to be dependant on...

Partly i expect the price also to be dependant on the US$ strength or weakness versus mainly the euro. As the US$ has become stronger over the last couple of days, US$ 4000 means more Euros to a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-03-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,309
Posted By Rik
looks good, a bit expensive though. funny, the...

looks good, a bit expensive though.
funny, the booklet has the title 'handleiding' which is the dutch word for manual. Being in the Netherlands, it's weird to see an obviously dutch camera being sold...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-06-2008
Replies: 49
Views: 6,423
Posted By Rik
You can order it direct from steidlville.com, 30...

You can order it direct from steidlville.com, 30 euro.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,909
Posted By Rik
why do you need substantial experience?...

why do you need substantial experience? Hydrochloric acid (muratic acid?) does the trick nicely and require only very careful handling.
It is not that easy to ruin Leica parts. Althoug the top plate...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,551
Posted By Rik
Send it to Will van Manen, he will fix it for you...

Send it to Will van Manen, he will fix it for you whatever the problem is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,909
Posted By Rik
Do a search here on camera painting, also look in...

Do a search here on camera painting, also look in the Repair Forum. This has been discussed many times, also with a lot of good tips.
The short answer: yes you can do it, given the right tools and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-30-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 5,766
Posted By Rik
Thanks, I'll have a look.

Thanks, I'll have a look.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-28-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By Rik
Apart from the flexiclamps you will need some...

Apart from the flexiclamps you will need some small screwdrivers. But it is not too difficult. There are a number of threads here on repainting. It's a nice DIY job, good luck !
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-28-2008
Replies: 1,438
Views: 482,331
Posted By Rik
just two shots, taken on Rollei Pan 25, straight...

just two shots, taken on Rollei Pan 25, straight scans..
with my 35 Summilux, first one at f1.4, second one at f11
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-28-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 4,520
Posted By Rik
Black Paint MP and Noctilux... set up for life :-)

Black Paint MP and Noctilux... set up for life :-)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By Rik
if you tell us which M you have, i'm sure a...

if you tell us which M you have, i'm sure a number of us can talk you through removing the top plate and also give some ideas about the paint job..
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By Rik
The top plate removal depends on the type of M...

The top plate removal depends on the type of M you have, but is pretty comparable between them. And it is not too difficult, again depending on type. You do need some special tools.
The windows are...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-27-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 5,766
Posted By Rik
what is the best paint (white) to be used for...

what is the best paint (white) to be used for engravings?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By Rik
The mechanics of the frame selecter lever and the...

The mechanics of the frame selecter lever and the framelines itself are a bit sensitive. If you find a drawing of the M camera you can see how everything is linked together.
A good repairer can fix...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By Rik
His turn around time typically is about a week or...

His turn around time typically is about a week or so. You can bring and pick up your camera if you want.
I think a full CLA for a M6 is about 225 euro, but not sure how much the flare repair is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By Rik
Give Will van Manen in Zoetermeer a call, he can...

Give Will van Manen in Zoetermeer a call, he can fix this for you. It should not be very expensive. His website is kamera-service.info .
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2008
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,887,411
Posted By Rik
here's my contribution. I'm not the best digital...

here's my contribution. I'm not the best digital photographer...
larger photo here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2517268564/sizes/l/
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,093
Posted By Rik
that 'bulge' is an added on grip. Looks real...

that 'bulge' is an added on grip. Looks real enough to me.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-20-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 984
Posted By Rik
Joseph Kuosac Leica M grip

hello, With the M6 I bought came a Joseph Kuosac Leica M grip. Also marked Leidle M grip on the box. It is a full bottom plate that screws into the tripod mount and has 3 seperate grip attachments...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-09-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,622
Posted By Rik
I can highly recommend Will van Manen as well....

I can highly recommend Will van Manen as well.



For a Leica M6 I think the price is 195 Euro ex VAT, for an earlier M it is slightly less. Best to give him a call.
Also his turn around times are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-08-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,494
Posted By Rik
thanks guys. Both lenses are made in Canada, so...

thanks guys. Both lenses are made in Canada, so no difference there.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-08-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,494
Posted By Rik
thanks Bob, very useful link. I'm actually...

thanks Bob, very useful link. I'm actually following a tabbed version on the bay at the moment, bids at US$ 1500 and still 7 days to go..
I suppose as with a lot of things, right time right place...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-08-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,494
Posted By Rik
thanks guys, both do indeed take the clip on hood...

thanks guys, both do indeed take the clip on hood with series filters. (series 7). I'm not sure yet whether I like the infinity lock. Perhaps the best thing is shoot a roll with each and see what I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-08-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,540
Posted By Rik
Alternatively you can contact Will van Manen at...

Alternatively you can contact Will van Manen at Kamera-service.info .
He's located in the Netherlands, so there should be no tax issues.
I have had cameras and lenses CLAd by him and his work is very...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-07-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,494
Posted By Rik
Summilux 35, which one to keep?

I have 2x Summilux 35 mm. This is one too many. But which one should I keep?
They have both had a CLA this week, so functionally they're equal.

one is the version with the infinity lock, serial...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 938
Posted By Rik
Seems very high to me, I just sold one for 50...

Seems very high to me, I just sold one for 50 euro. There was another one on marktplaats for 75 euro, but did not sell for that. I would keep a look out for another one.

There is one on marktplaats...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 774
Posted By Rik
sent you a pm

sent you a pm
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-19-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,242
Posted By Rik
Photo Arsenal is probably THE most expensive...

Photo Arsenal is probably THE most expensive place in the world to buy Leica (or other) equipment. I have never seen anything by them that has an even remotely realistic price on it....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,035
Posted By Rik
One that is not on the list of Andrew Nemeth is...

One that is not on the list of Andrew Nemeth is Will van Manen in the Netherlands.
His website is www.kamera-service.info. I have had several Leica M CLAd by him and they all came back great. Cost...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-11-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,778
Posted By Rik
it's not that scary to take the top plate off....

it's not that scary to take the top plate off. You do need some special tools.
Taking the rangefinder assembly apart is where it gets challenging....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-10-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 5,766
Posted By Rik
not sure what stuff you mean? the hydrochloric...

not sure what stuff you mean? the hydrochloric acid? got a 5 liter can from Hornbach. You need the strong stuff, i think 30%.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-09-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 5,766
Posted By Rik
I have found that sanding AFTER hydrocholic acid...

I have found that sanding AFTER hydrocholic acid works quite well. I have not used bead blasting, but still have a very clean result. I have only done the top and bottom plate, not the various levers...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-09-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 5,766
Posted By Rik
Is this enamel? It just says on the can that it...

Is this enamel? It just says on the can that it should be heated for some time, does not specify how long that is. So I figured 2 hours it some time.

But if needed i can put it back for more heat....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-09-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 5,766
Posted By Rik
I'm in the process of repainting an old Leica...

I'm in the process of repainting an old Leica M2.
I hav first taken off the chrome and nickel plating with hydrochloric acid. A 30% solution can be bought here in the Netherlands in good hardware...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-04-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 912
Posted By Rik
already removed, suppose that says it all...

already removed, suppose that says it all...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-03-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By Rik
hi guys, thanks for the offers! I will put...

hi guys,
thanks for the offers! I will put together the drawings and scan them and then somehow get them to you.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-03-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By Rik
Looking for someone who can make a 3D file

This may be slightly off topic, but i cannot find anywhere else to post this.

I'm looking for someone who can produce a 3Dfile for me (preferably for free :D).
I have drawings of the item, but i...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-01-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 3,228
Posted By Rik
Looking for Leica M3 repair manual

I'm looking for a Leica M repair manual, either german or english.
I am aware of the military manual for the M2, but I believe there is also such a manual for the M3?
thanks for your help.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-31-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By Rik
I can recommend Aki Asahi. Very cheap, perfect...

I can recommend Aki Asahi. Very cheap, perfect fit and a simple DIY job.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-29-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 2,709
Posted By Rik
Try Will van Manen in the Netherlands. He does...

Try Will van Manen in the Netherlands. He does both CLA and a form of viewfinder upgrade. His site is Kamera-Service.info.
Alternatively, although I'm biased (;)), have a look at the Leicagoodies.com...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-27-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,806
Posted By Rik
Thanks Bob, mine is Canadian as well, so the same...

Thanks Bob, mine is Canadian as well, so the same as yours. So there are at least 2 out there...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-27-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 3,165
Posted By Rik
I'm not sure, but wouldn't a replaced glass plate...

I'm not sure, but wouldn't a replaced glass plate still be original? I'm unsure as to their availability these days as replacement parts? And if I may ask, would it really matter?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-27-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 3,165
Posted By Rik
I stand corrected. As to production site anyway....

I stand corrected. As to production site anyway. But in terms of company base...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-27-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 3,165
Posted By Rik
Your M3 is an early one, serial number shows it...

Your M3 is an early one, serial number shows it was made in 1955.
The early M3s had the 'different' shutter speeds and the glass pressure plate. This was changed in 1957.

As to european version,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-27-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,806
Posted By Rik
thanks, I agree on the Schouten pricing, IMHO he...

thanks,
I agree on the Schouten pricing, IMHO he is very high as well..
I haven't used the lens yet, but will see how the infinity lock works for me.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-27-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,806
Posted By Rik
Summilux 35 mm question

I bought a number of Leica bodies and lenses. Among them is a 35mm Summilux. Serial number is 2347924. This tells me it was made in 1969.
It also has a 'stopper' at infinity. In all the pictures I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By Rik
When I bought the M2 it was completely stuck. As...

When I bought the M2 it was completely stuck. As I bought it for a very small amount I figured I would see if I can repair it myself. (with some help from friendly forum members through some q&a). It...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By Rik
I have uploaded some pictures of my M2 in various...

I have uploaded some pictures of my M2 in various stages here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

by the way, I did make some modifications along the way....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By Rik
why can't a European account be verified? I'm...

why can't a European account be verified? I'm European (Dutch) and have a verified account..
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-11-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 937
Posted By Rik
why, the Master (Winogrand) didn't need one, and...

why, the Master (Winogrand) didn't need one, and he sure was fast and produced a lot...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-11-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 937
Posted By Rik
I meant his speed of shooting...

I meant his speed of shooting...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-11-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 937
Posted By Rik
great, this Jeff looks like the reincarnation of...

great, this Jeff looks like the reincarnation of Gary Winogrand...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-07-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 2,004
Posted By Rik
I actually saw the Lowepro Slingshot series...

I actually saw the Lowepro Slingshot series today. It looks like a nice mix between a backpack and a shoulder bag. The AW 200 seems big enough to fit my gear. I don't need to carry other stuff in the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-06-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 2,004
Posted By Rik
Suggestions for photogear backpack?

I'm looking to buy a backpack for my photogear and would like to see if there are suggestions from users.
The pack needs to hold 2 M bodies, 4 lenses (biggest is a Noctilux), couple of filters, say...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 811
Posted By Rik
I have recovered an M with Aki Asahi covering...

I have recovered an M with Aki Asahi covering without this step in the process, worked perfectly for me..
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By Rik
I disagre with the earlier comment on MD and MD2...

I disagre with the earlier comment on MD and MD2 being for collectors only; they're great bodies to use with a wide lens and an external finder, like the 12 and 15mm VC lenses. Because of the finder...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 3,439
Posted By Rik
I have disassembled my M2 far beyond the...

I have disassembled my M2 far beyond the topplate. I will have a look at my MP later today but think that it is similar. You do need some special tools which here in Europe are about the equivalent...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By Rik
couldn't agree more with the previous answer, and...

couldn't agree more with the previous answer, and furthermore its quicker and fun !
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-20-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,225
Posted By Rik
my M4 in the classifieds here, ( ;) )fits your...

my M4 in the classifieds here, ( ;) )fits your budget and is real smooth. And who needs a meter? :)
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-16-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 2,231
Posted By Rik
Well, I bought a W67, it came with an original...

Well, I bought a W67, it came with an original lens cap and a user manual. I ran a film though it and it looks fine to me. The meter works, and the rangefinder seems ok as well. I will probably still...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-09-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 2,231
Posted By Rik
Plaubel Makina W67 basic questions

I have the possibility to buy a Plaubel Makina W67, so with the 55mm lens. I do not know much (anything..) about this camera, except the very limited information I can find on the net.
My questions...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-28-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By Rik
i agree ith rxmd; i've done it myself to my M2 in...

i agree ith rxmd; i've done it myself to my M2 in progress. It's not difficult and a lot chaeper than buying another body. I have removed the self timer completely in the process. Get a new cover...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-28-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 3,505
Posted By Rik
is the RFF soft release still going to happen?...

is the RFF soft release still going to happen? i'll take a couple in that case
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-21-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By Rik
I second the recommendation for Will van Manen....

I second the recommendation for Will van Manen. Had a M3 and M4 CLAd by him. Outstanding job, including repairing a couple of spots of vulcanite missing. Highly recommended.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-14-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,020
Posted By Rik
well, it did not sell, alhough I must admit I was...

well, it did not sell, alhough I must admit I was tempted. But I already have 2 M4s, so this would be a difficult purchase to explain...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-30-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,919
Posted By Rik
I have a black paint MP which I think is just...

I have a black paint MP which I think is just beautiful, both in looks and feel. And yes, over time there will be some brassing and other paint loss. But, it is my camera, my brassing. I don't really...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-22-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,676
Posted By Rik
i have replaced the vulcanite on a M2 with Aki...

i have replaced the vulcanite on a M2 with Aki Asahi cover and its excellent, both in quality and fit. And very cheap as well !
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 4,215
Posted By Rik
before he put it on ebay the seller had it priced...

before he put it on ebay the seller had it priced at roughly US$ 155.000......
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-03-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,089
Posted By Rik
i know that the sellers original asking price...

i know that the sellers original asking price before he put it on the auction site was roughly 155.000 US$ at current eur/usd exchange rate. So we (well, actually they as i'm not involved) may still...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-28-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 4,215
Posted By Rik
at $ 6000 it will be the steal of all times... i...

at $ 6000 it will be the steal of all times...
i think the seller will be looking more for something like 10 times that....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-12-2007
Replies: 174
Views: 38,970
Posted By Rik
how about adding my trusted Noctilux?

how about adding my trusted Noctilux?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-07-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By Rik
An alternative for europeans is Will van Manen at...

An alternative for europeans is Will van Manen at www.kamera-service.info. He is located in the Netherlands.
He did a M3 and M4 for me and I'm very pleased with the result. Turnaround time was about...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-05-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By Rik
why not order them direct from Heliopan? Mrs...

why not order them direct from Heliopan? Mrs Summer speaks good english, emails in english will work. Although i think they are closed for holidays now, or very soon.
just give them a try.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By Rik
wire transfer is the way to go. try to give him...

wire transfer is the way to go.
try to give him as much information as possible, for instance the BIC code of your bank and IBAN number of your account. This will make it easier and cheaper for him...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-31-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By Rik
seller tells me bid currently stands at 8000...

seller tells me bid currently stands at 8000 euro, which is almost $ 11000. That seems a bit rich to me.....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Rik
same place you bought the M2? regards Rik

same place you bought the M2?

regards
Rik
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,322
Posted By Rik
Depending on where you live , you might consider...

Depending on where you live , you might consider to contact Will van Manen in the Netherlands, www.kamera-service.info.
He's a trustworthy Leica expert.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-05-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By Rik
is it the coating of a mirror or the inside of...

is it the coating of a mirror or the inside of the window itself? both can be fixed, but the first is much more expensive than the second.

Rik
The Netherlands
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-25-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 1,592
Posted By Rik
HuubL is right, its actually 150 euros, not US$,...

HuubL is right, its actually 150 euros, not US$, so that makes it US$200, but still not a bad price. Apart from that Will is an excellent guy and does great work.
He's also very helpful, gave me some...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-25-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 1,592
Posted By Rik
It's not worth your while, i'll help you off them...

It's not worth your while, i'll help you off them for that amount as a friendly gesture ;)

Seriously though, here in the Netherlands a CLA which will fix both problems is a round $ 150. So sounds...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-04-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By Rik
Can someone supply the cut off serial number...

Can someone supply the cut off serial number between 58 and 60mm ?

to answer my own question:
filter sizes are listed on http://www.imx.nl/photosite/leica/overview/listm.html
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 2,158
Posted By Rik
Someone a bit closer to home is Will van Manen ,...

Someone a bit closer to home is Will van Manen , www.kamera-service.info.
I had my M3 and M4 CLAd by him, cost is around 135 euro per camera (excluding shipping cost, bus as that is all in the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By Rik
Although not in Germany, but right nextdoor, have...

Although not in Germany, but right nextdoor, have a look at schouten-select.com he offer sub 1000 euro M6 as well and is based in the Netherlands.
I have dealt with him before and had a good...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By Rik
try explaining looking at a Noctilux to your...

try explaining looking at a Noctilux to your wife..... :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 642
Posted By Rik
PM sent to you

PM sent to you
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By Rik
hi, try www.schouten-select.com...

hi, try www.schouten-select.com (http://www.schouten-select.com). Based in the Netherlands. I have had good dealings with him.
Obviously i'm in no way affiliated.
Good luck

Rik
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-20-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By Rik
there's another one on ebay, number...

there's another one on ebay, number 300110622950
no bids yet,
i have no relation to the seller obviously.
seems like a good deal to me?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-25-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By Rik
hi Rob, nice job, congrats. I'm trying to finish...

hi Rob,
nice job, congrats. I'm trying to finish my own M2 project and will post the results soon. I did go for dechroming, but also used spray can automotive primer and paint. Including a internal...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-18-2007
Replies: 58
Views: 5,080
Posted By Rik
i just recovered my M2 with one of Akis skins....

i just recovered my M2 with one of Akis skins. Perfect fit. After taking off the old stuff, putting on the new one took me 2 minutes.
i'll post pictures later when my repaint and other modifications...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-17-2007
Replies: 62
Views: 13,528
Posted By Rik
i'm in the process of a same project, also a M2....

i'm in the process of a same project, also a M2. Apart from some internal fixes (camera was jammed..) and some personal modifications, i'm also going to paint it. I will use automotive primer and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,521
Posted By Rik
thank for this post, i just ordered a cover for...

thank for this post, i just ordered a cover for my M2 project from Aki. So i'm glad about these good stories.
My project involves fixing a broken M2 (it was completely jammed, i figured i could fix...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-04-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By Rik
what about the military repair guide to the M2?...

what about the military repair guide to the M2? it has a list of problems and fixes, although some of the fixes are like 'replace part xx' .
i think the link is on nemeng.com, or do search on 'leica...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-19-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 2,474
Posted By Rik
Leicagoodies.com has reopened . . .:)

Leicagoodies.com has reopened . . .:)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-08-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By Rik
biased :) Leicagoodies.com, the Scoop

biased :)

Leicagoodies.com, the Scoop
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-16-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 2,474
Posted By Rik
Leicagoodies is going to re-open before the...

Leicagoodies is going to re-open before the middle of March.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By Rik
Leicagoodies.com will reopen in March it says on...

Leicagoodies.com will reopen in March it says on the website. Maybe wait a little while...
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