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Old 04-20-2012   #1
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Birthday Give Away

It's my birthday today and to mark the special anniversary I'm prepared to give away a Leica IIIa body no: 3164xx.

I picked it up a year or so back but have never used it and can't see myself doing so in the future. It's 1939 vintage and doesn't look bad for the age. The shutter could sound a lot worse but the B setting isn't working, or at least I don't think it is. The rangefinder patch is there but could be better. All in all I think a service might be needed.

The body is available to GB members in the first instant - to a 'well posted' member who makes some sort of reasonable case for owning it. Leave a post in this thread and pm.

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Old 04-20-2012   #2
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Generous offer! Happy birthday!
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Old 04-20-2012   #3
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Have a great birthday. Very generous!
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Old 04-20-2012   #4
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I don't want the Leica IIIa, but...

In the spirit of the day, I have an OM-2S with a 28/2.8 lens on it that is definitely a user, and the lens has a bit of haze. I haven't used it so I can't say how it impacts things, but the meter works and seems to be accurate.

If you want it, say so in the thread, and be prepared to give something away as well! If I give you the Olympus, you have to give something to someone else. Seems fair

It just sits around and I haven't seen fit to use it since I've gotten it, and I don't see it happening anytime soon. I'm moving soon, so it needs a home!

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Old 04-20-2012   #5
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I would be honored, if it's still available! I love Barnacks!

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Old 04-20-2012   #6
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Looks like the Barnack is gone...any takers on the OM-2S?
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Old 04-20-2012   #7
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i would love it. i have a couple of olympus stylus epic's that i dont use. both are the fixed lens 2.8. i seem to remember one of them having some sort of weird lens flare/light leak. i never did any research to figure out what it was though.
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No sweat, then send me a PM and we'll coordinate shipping there. Hope someone takes your Oly's!

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Old 04-20-2012   #9
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Jesse Happy Birthday, Man! Very generous of you to give away the Barnack.
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Old 04-20-2012   #10
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Happy birthday John. What an excellent and generous thought - to make someone else's day on your birthday. Hope whoever gets it posts some shots taken with it on here.

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Happy birthday, it's my grandmothers birthday as well. She is 94 today. That is a very nice thing you have done, have a great one!
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Old 04-20-2012   #12
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Wow!! Barnack!!

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Old 04-20-2012   #13
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Nice. Have a very happy birthday.

I don't think I've ever witnessed anybody giving away something on the occasion of their own birthday.

Hopefully one day I can do that. With a very thoughtful gift --which is exactly that, amongst RFFers-- such as yours.
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Enjoy your very special day! Happy Birthday.
This is a generous gesture by you.
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I've had one taker for the IIIa but they live in the US and not GB.
I think there are could be significant costs posting over the 'pond' so originally suggested RFF members in GB in first instance, with European members at the back of my mind if there were no takers here.
So I'm going to let things run for a while to gauge response, and then get back to interested parties.
Thanks to everyone posting me best wishes for today.

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Old 04-20-2012   #16
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Old 04-20-2012   #17
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Happy Birthday!

I'm relatively new here so I dont really expect to receive the camera but I come here everyday and read the posts; most of the time I dont feel experienced enough to speak but I am growing in confidence the more I shoot and learn, have only been doing this for a year, this forum is the reason I got myself an M3 and Jupiter lens. All I can say is I would love to receive the cam and I would make good use of it and keep hold of it until I eventually felt it time to part with and gift it to someone who would also appreciate it. My mum and brothers joined together to get my dad a IIIc for Christmas as he has always wanted a Leica and now I am seriously jealous of him with his old Barnack and he is really enjoying it

Anyway congrats to the lucky recipent!

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Old 04-20-2012   #18
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Happy birthday, make it a good one! Great initiative here!
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Old 04-20-2012   #19
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Hi, I would be willing to take it off your hands – on the understanding I would pass it on myself to someone in two years as my own birthday gift to someone. I don't feel that I 'need' it (it would allow me to try a barnack which is something I would like to do one day) and so would be happy to see someone more 'qualified' to take it! Hope you have had an excellent day, my own birthday was just a few weeks back!

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Old 04-20-2012   #20
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Hurrah. I think this is wonderful way to celebrate your birthday. My 40th is coming in a few weeks, and I might have to follow your excellent example. I'll have to dig around through my stuff and see what goodies need new homes. Happy birthday!
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Old 04-20-2012   #21
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That's an awesome way to celebrate! Happy Birthday!

If ever there were an US version of jesse1dog, I'd jump at the chance to really own a Barnack, as I've been using a IIIf that's not mine, and, of course, falling in love with its fully manual-ness. (probably because it can't be mine )
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Old 04-20-2012   #22
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anyone having a birthday in HK? XD


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Old 04-20-2012   #23
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What a great idea..
Happy birthday Jesse!
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Old 04-21-2012   #24
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A wonderful thing to do...I can make no claim to it, but really appreciate the sentiment, sort of puts things in perspective.

Perhaps we should all think about offering 'something that must be useful to someone' from time to time...now where's the remains of that Kiev???

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Old 04-21-2012   #25
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Happy birthday!
A very nice gesture...

I also often think that we possess way too much gear (not only camera and lenses, just look at our homes). Giving away is a sane reaction .
I should do that myself more often.
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Happy Birthday Jesse! Beautiful gesture!! ...and to others giving things away as well...

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John.

Well wishes to you on this significant birthday.

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Hi,

Happy Birthday and many more of them.

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Happy birthday to ya jesse.
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Happy Birthday from me too.

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Happy Birthday Jesse! I have a 14 year old son who has lately not only been appreciating the slower and more thoughtful pace of film, but also "Lecia lust", for better or worse, he has inherited both from me. I would be glad to pay postage to the colonies if it is still available. I have an old Elmar that would fit it nicely in a kit for him. Cheers and a wonderful thought for your 75th!
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i would love it. i have a couple of olympus stylus epic's that i dont use. both are the fixed lens 2.8. i seem to remember one of them having some sort of weird lens flare/light leak. i never did any research to figure out what it was though.
I would be into the stylus epics mentioned if not spoken for. I would also be willing to give away something as well. I have a beat but functional Nikkormat ftn with Nikor H 50 2.0

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Happy Birthday Jesse, this is a really nice thing you are doing.
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Happy Birthday!

"The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive." - Albert Einstein.


"For it is in giving that we receive." - St. Francis Of Assisi


Happy 75th! May you enjoy health and happiness throughout the upcoming year!


Thanks for setting a great example, there is certainly a wonderful feeling when giving to others without any expectation of receiving anything in return.
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We have a saying "The hand giving is superior to the hand taking"...

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Wow! Such a wonderfully thoughtful thing to do on your birthday.

Jesse, you help make this site sing. Happy Birthday.
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I would be into the stylus epics mentioned if not spoken for. I would also be willing to give away something as well. I have a beat but functional Nikkormat ftn with Nikor H 50 2.0

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yeah sure. today is coincidentally my birthday. pm me an address and ill send them out tuesday or wednesday.
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A very generous thing to do! Happy Birthday to you! (Even if I am a day late. )
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what a great idea! Happy birthday Jesse, and thanks for thinking of this!

@ Boomguy57: OK I'm in! I'll take the OM2, and I've got a Miranda G with 50/1.8 Auto Miranda lens I'll give away!
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@ Boomguy57: OK I'm in! I'll take the OM2, and I've got a Miranda G with 50/1.8 Auto Miranda lens I'll give away!
That's a great idea. Take one thing, offer another one...

I would take the Miranda-Kit, but since you are in the States, shipping and custom costs would spoil the fun I guess.
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