Old 04-20-2019   #2081
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Leica ii with Elmar KUP7 scratches and slight haze, but the performances still great..





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Leica I model C std.





The lens is Elmar KUP 11, without serial number. Very clean optics, I love it.
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Old 04-23-2019   #2082
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My "new" IIIF

My first Leica was an M4; bought from Alfredo Olivera (Alfredo's Cameras) in New Orleans. That must have been around 1970. Alfredo kindly converted my plain Jane silver model to all-black using the same powder coating technique he was employing on parts of his Ferrari Dino restoration project he had undertaken in a garage next door to his camera shop.

In subsequent years I acquired a number of other Leicas including an M2, M3, another M4 and even (again from Alfredo) an infamous M5.

I moved away from the Crescent City in the 1980s and eventually ended up here in Washington, DC as a Capitol Hill and White House reporter/photojournalist. This -- sadly -- necessitated the one-by-one sale of my Leicas in order to purchase the requisite and insanely expensive digital cameras needed to pursue my vocation. The expenditures were not aided by the fact that the digital devices would become obsolete every couple of years.

At any rate, I've now retired from the DC bedlam and have gone back to basics -- and film -- with the recently adopted IIIF body and 5cm f3.5 Elmar pictured here. And, I am having a ball! I'm especially excited at the prospect of a trip next month which will take me to Berlin and Hamburg, among other places, where I will be able to realize my long held wish to shoot with a Leica in Germany.

It's good to be "home".
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Old 04-23-2019   #2083
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Old 04-25-2019   #2084
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A boxed OEINO, RD Leitz 1f, FOKOS, SBOOI, red-scale Elmar 50mm, manual from 1951 and ERC.
Even two tiny yellow filters are included.



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Old 04-25-2019   #2085
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A boxed OEINO, RD Leitz 1f, FOKOS, SBOOI, red-scale Elmar 50mm, manual from 1951 and ERC.
Even two tiny yellow filters are included.




That is one Sweet Setup. Very Cool
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Old 04-25-2019   #2086
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Thank you Bob. Just trimmed the first film to take it out for a walk tomorrow.
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Old 05-02-2019   #2087
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Picked up this Leica II last weekend at an outdoor flea market. Very clean but needs a CLA. Going to send it out tomorrow.

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Old 05-06-2019   #2090
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Old 05-06-2019   #2091
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Oh my God, a thumbs up on a Barnack is genius.
I use a Thumbs Up model 1 CS (black paint finish), very well balanced and comfortable, also ergonomic to hold on a Barnack without ears.
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I use a Thumbs Up model 1 CS (black paint finish), very well balanced and comfortable, also ergonomic to hold on a Barnack without ears.

Brilliant idea!! I am thinking about giving it a try also.

On a side-note, what is the lens with rather large lens-hood in your avatar photo?
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Old 05-06-2019   #2093
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Brilliant idea!! I am thinking about giving it a try also.

On a side-note, what is the lens with rather large lens-hood in your avatar photo?

Elmar 5cmF/3.5 KUP 11 with FIKUS variable hood.
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Took my "Starkie-Special" Leica IIIc-sync with me to the Foulkes Festival in Wageningen last weekend.



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Old 05-07-2019   #2095
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Very interesting idea, no advance lever so it works just fine.. makes me want another II (:
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Old 05-08-2019   #2096
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Very interesting idea, no advance lever so it works just fine.. makes me want another II (:
Yes, it's working pretty well even in IIIg.




I bought less then 11€ on eBay several months ago.
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Hi!
I am a new member and I thought I may show one of my favourite cameras here as a first post:



I got this IIIc in really bad condition, the chrome was flaking off, the curtains were torn and the rangefinder mirror was de-silvered. I completely rebuilt it and painted it in automotive 2K paint. Altough its not original any more I am glad I was able to bring it back to perfect working condition :-)
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I am a new member and I thought I may show one of my favourite cameras here as a first post:

I got this IIIc in really bad condition, the chrome was flaking off, the curtains were torn and the rangefinder mirror was de-silvered. I completely rebuilt it and painted it in automotive 2K paint. Altough its not original any more I am glad I was able to bring it back to perfect working condition :-)
You've done a grand job! Welcome to the forum.
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Great job and welcome AlonzoFonzo! The finish with some automotive paints out of rattle cans is exceptional.
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Just got this Leica II back from a repair and CLA by David Yau and couldn't be happier. Everything is so smooth.

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IIIa with 35mm Summicron ASPH, IIIg with Elmar 50/3.5, IIIg with 50mm Summicron ASPH, IIIb with 35/2.8 Summaron Family portrait. They all get together once a year at Thanksgiving and talk about the good old days before the war and the E.U.
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My new to me iif and it's big buddy

The vulcanite wasn't in a great condition when I bought it, but I replaced it with a hugostudio cover, which matches up amazingly (the circular place where the slow speed dial on the iii's is still the original vulcanite). There was also a small pinhole in the curtains, which I fixed with some liquid electrical tape. I'll probably get the curtains replaced eventually, but for now it's a nice little user, and much lighter than the 'blad
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Leica IIIf RD+Leicavit+Nippon Kogaku Nikkor-H.C 50/2 L39 Mount.


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Old 06-08-2019   #2106
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IIIf RD+Minolta CLE grip.


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