Just got me some Pleasant Auto-Up Super NOOKY!!
Old 05-25-2008   #1
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Just got me some Pleasant Auto-Up Super NOOKY!!

I got lucky at the flea market today. Not just any NOOKY, but Pleasant Auto-Up Super NOOKY!! Now that I've got all this NOOKY, I don't quite know what to do with it. I tried to read the instructions, but they don't really do me any good. Does anyone have any experience with this sort of NOOKY?

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That's some quality NOOKY. Take some photos so we can enjoy your NOOKY vicariously!

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The bit that has me confused are the two different length connectors that allow you to set the in-front-of-the-viewfinder-window-thing at different distances from the body. There are not markings to indicate what goes where and when it goes there.
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The first time is always confusing and a bit scary!
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The first time is always confusing and a bit scary!
I just want to make sure that I don't screw the the rod into the wrong hole.
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Wow. Pleasant Auto-Up Super NOOKY. They really don't make 'em like that any more. :-) I don't even know what this should do, but I noticed the box indicates it's for 50mm AND 90mm Elmars. One in-front-of-the-viewfinder-window-thing for each length, maybe?
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I'm from a very conservative family. It was not done to talk about Leica in general and NOOKY in particular. So I'm quite curious what NOOKY is for?
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IIRC it's a closeup adaptor
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Please, Enjoy your NOOKY, Just be safe, use proper protection.
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NOOKY is the code name that Leica used for a close up adapter years ago, the product that I bought is a clone of that adapter. It just happens to have a meaning in English that the folks in Wetzlar likely never knew about. It's now grown into a gigantic running joke amongst the Leica user/collector community.
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NOOKY is the code name that Leica used for a close up adapter years ago, the product that I bought is a clone of that adapter. It just happens to have a meaning in English that the folks in Wetzlar likely never knew about. It's now grown into a gigantic running joke amongst the Leica user/collector community.
My research indicates that the Pleasant Auto-Up Super NOOKY is less valuable than the very rare Painful Manual Standard NOOKY. For some reason they didn't build many of those.
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I've not played with mine enough yet . The pictures were a bit fuzzy from my first attempts...The shallow DOF made critical focusing all the more critical.

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Last year, I scored a Universal B Super Nooky from eBay for $1.00 (plus $7.15 shipping). The Universal B model fits lenses with a 36mm front diameter, like the collapsible Leitz Elmar 5cm f/3.5. Here it is at the minimum focus distance.


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I wish I had a Pleasant Auto-Up Super NOOKY
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Old 04-06-2018   #18
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There's one on ebay right now, and it's only just up the M6 too!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-P...UAAOSwlmxZbRfG

A bit of NOOKY will do you good.

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ETA - if you have a Konica 2.8, you could have Super NOOKY - though it's a bit further away:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KONICA-PL...MAAOSw61hadwuS
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Old 04-06-2018   #19
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I have the plain "Pleasant Auto-Up NOOKY", not the Super version.
You have a close up lens which "screws" into the front of the lens. Well, maybe attach is the proper term, as it pushes on the front and tightens down with a friction screw.

The large semi-rectangular glass is a prism that compensates for parallax, and also adjusts the rangefinder to the closer focusing distances of the close up lens. Use the short rod for the 50mm lens, and the longer rod for the 90mm lens? You may have to experiment here. The whole assembly hangs off the accessory shoe of your camera, which is what that flash shoe adapter device is for.
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The first time is always confusing and a bit scary!
Dear Frank,

No, it was wonderful for me. As it's around 50 years ago now I forget which kind of NOOKY I enjoyed first. But it was definitely super (and authentic -- not a copy).

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Here's the Pleasant Auto-Up Super NOOKY mounted on my Leica IIIf. The notches in the rectangular glass help with framing for parallax at close distances. Taken with a Nikomat FTn, Nikkor-H Auto 50mm f/2 non-AI, Ilford HP5+.


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Leica IIIf, Leitz Elmar 5cm f/3.5 with Pleasant Auto-Up Super Nooky attachment, Eastman Double-X at E.I. 400, developed in LegacyPro L110 at 1:31 for 6 minutes.


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Nice results!
Thanks! First time using it, so surprised the framing came out ok.
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