Found a clean IIIF complete kit
Old 06-14-2018   #1
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Found a clean IIIF complete kit

A couple weeks ago I went to a house sale, and found this Leica. I'm not too up on them, but it appears to be a IIIF Black Dial. It came with a Summitar, a 3.5 Summaron, and a Kilfitt tele Kilar lenses, all from the same year. Lots of lens caps, filters, finder, and etc, all together. A leather case too. It's very clean, the owner was an artist and university president. Worked with Ansel Adams too.





Of course, like most Leicas I get, the shutter curtains are super wrinkled and causing the wind and shutter release to be stiff and barely workable. The Canon IVSB I got a few week prior, in rough external condition...still works fine.
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Old 06-14-2018   #2
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Summitar!

Very common to have brittle shutter curtains.
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Old 06-17-2018   #3
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nice find, congratulations
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Congrats !
You're all set
with a Great set up
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Looks to be extraordinarily well cared for! Great find, Congrats!
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Old 06-29-2018   #6
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very nice. Will you be able to get the curtains fixed ? I hear that's the most difficult part of a restoration.
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Old 06-29-2018   #7
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very nice. Will you be able to get the curtains fixed ? I hear that's the most difficult part of a restoration.
Someone on this forum once told me that the Barnack series cameras are more durable and more easily repaired than the M series. Certainly Youxin could put in new curtains - I would think.

And congratulations to goamules. The camera is so clean, even shiny! My IIIf doesn't look so good
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