Old 06-20-2018   #41
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As I mentioned last week, I put the Tower 45/46 (aka Nicca 5L) in the classifieds if anyone is interested. The head bartender here, Stephen Gandy, has an interesting article about the camera:

https://www.cameraquest.com/nicca.htm



Ran a roll of Tri-X thru it yesterday and it's a sweet little camera.

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Old 06-20-2018   #42
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As I mentioned last week, I put the Tower 45/46 (aka Nicca 5L) in the classifieds if anyone is interested. The head bartender here, Stephen Gandy, has an interesting article about the camera:

https://www.cameraquest.com/nicca.htm

Ran a roll of Tri-X thru it yesterday and it's a sweet little camera.

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Couldn't find it, did it sell?
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Old 06-21-2018   #43
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Sorry, should have said in the classifieds here on RFF. And yes, it sold in about twenty minutes.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/pho...?product=53609

It's still showing up when I log in to RFF, at the bottom of the forum.

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Old 06-21-2018   #44
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I have posted this before, but this was taken with a iiig (without using an external viewfinder) and the Summicron 50 ltm. So, really, how hard can they be to use? It’s not like you are going to be reduced to taking pictures of chairs or other things that won’t hold still if you use a Barnack.
Awesome photo Larry!

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If you're wasting two frames each time you load film into a Barnack, you're not doing it right
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Old 06-21-2018   #45
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Sorry, should have said in the classifieds here on RFF. And yes, it sold in about twenty minutes.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/pho...?product=53609

It's still showing up when I log in to RFF, at the bottom of the forum.

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Sorry, should have said in the classifieds here on RFF. And yes, it sold in about twenty minutes.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/pho...?product=53609

It's still showing up when I log in to RFF, at the bottom of the forum.

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-Tim
And I saw it at about twenty-five minutes.

As to what the OP asked so long ago, I never thought I'd care much about the Barnack bodied Leicas until I got a Zorki-1 to mess around with. It's just a nice, simple design, and you can take great pictures with a Barnack.

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Exactly how I started, the Zorki should have been good enough, and it was, but I couldn't stop there.

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As to what the OP asked so long ago, I never thought I'd care much about the Barnack bodied Leicas until I got a Zorki-1 to mess around with.

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Exactly how I started, the Zorki should have been good enough, and it was, but I couldn't stop there.
Hi,

There's a cure; look at the second photo in post No: 97 in this thread:-

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/for...70#post2817570

And we spend thousands and are unhappy.

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Those pictures of Michael's are really something. Thanks for reminding us.

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There's a cure; look at the second photo in post No: 97 in this thread:-
And we spend thousands and are unhappy.

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Yes, I thought we could all learn a lot from that youngster. And there's so many happy people in the pictures in the thread.

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Old 06-22-2018   #53
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I don't find barnacks particularly pocketable anyway...
Oh, they're pocketable. The early ones you can even fit one in a shirt pocket.



Comparatively, the IID is tiny.

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Old 06-22-2018   #54
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Well, "only" except for the Nikon S2, S3, S4, SP, Canon P, Voigt R3 series... and probably a few others I've missed...

Nice try, but 150% is still better. And you can't focus an original II RF. Let's consider 100% as the "minimum"...

And that guy looks cool! I could not pull off a white suit.
None of those are screw mount Leicas, nice try right back atcha.
I had my Leica II serviced and a new beam splitter installed. I can't see why 'you can't focus an original II RF'.
And 'let's consider 100% as the minimum' rules out the entire Leica M line, since none of those finders are 100% but all are less.

Wrong on so many different levels! Read up fella
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So, I have only handled a screw mount Leica once, for about ten minutes at Red Dot Camera in London. So, as an owner of just about every film M made at one time or another tell me about the attraction of Leicas earlier than an M3.

I know they are small but anything else? I am down to one M film camera (sold Leica R6.2 and M2 recently) although I have a new MP240 for the M mount lenses.
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"None of those are screw mount" - Uh, Canon P is not Leica Screw Mount? All my Leica lenses seem to fit. Weird.

"I can't see why 'you can't focus an original II RF'.

Because it (the RF itself) doesn't have a focus lever (like the III and later).

"And 'let's consider 100% as the minimum' rules out the entire Leica M line, since none of those finders are 100% but all are less."

Exactly. You just made my point for me. Beautiful - Thank you! When the M people get mad remember you said it not me.

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"None of those are screw mount" - Uh, Canon P?

"I can't see why 'you can't focus an original II RF'.

Because it (the RF itself) doesn't have a focus lever (like the III and later).

"And 'let's consider 100% as the minimum' rules out the entire Leica M line, since none of those finders are 100% but all are less."

Exactly. You just made my point for me. Beautiful - Thank you! When the M people get mad remember you said it not me.


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They're smaller than DSLRs... Smaller than M's. Delightful to use.


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Oh, they're pocketable. The early ones you can even fit one in a shirt pocket.
I did find one shirt that I can fit my IIIc with 50/3.5 into; the pockets on my other shirts are not quite wide enough. But I'd never put it in a shirt pocket even if it fit all my shirts! These cameras are slow enough to use as it is, wouldn't want to take even longer to get the camera to my eye.
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They're smaller than DSLRs... Smaller than M's. Delightful to use.


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Leica III black/nickel. Delicious cameras.

With Elmar 50mm f/3.5 nickel. Uncoated.



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Yes, I thought we could all learn a lot from that youngster. And there's so many happy people in the pictures in the thread.

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With Elmar 50mm f/3.5 nickel. Uncoated.



Erik.

I've been meaning to say how much I admire your work, Erik, but this one is stunning. Power in simplicity of composition, and with gorgeous tonal structure. Love it! Many thanks for sharing your images and knowledge.
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