Old 02-19-2019   #2041
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Both camera have an 8mm wide fixed slit. The lens is capped while winding on. As built, as an Attrape non-working display, much inside needs to be changed, production variations sometimes make this difficult. The supplied lens is useless, the shutter supplied doesn’t cover right....but with perseverance, or $$$$ to Mr Kim, the camera Leitz built as a display can actually function exactly the same as it did for Barnack. I really like it, small and very pocketable, it took me a few rolls to “have faith” in it but lots of good negs proved they can do the job.~~~~~~~~ actually, shutter speeds on #80 (mr kim) the speed adjuster Barnack used is functional and gives approx 1/200 and 1/300 speeds. #9 has one speed , about 1/250.
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Old 02-19-2019   #2042
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Thanks, Ambro, for sharing these with us. The Mikro Summar seems to be a tad sharper. On that shot the exposure seems to be a tad more even too.

What kind of shutter do these cameras have? Focal plane, of course ... but then? Can the slit be altered?

Leica should introduce a Mikro Summar 42mm for the modern user!

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FWIW you still find these lenses on eBay etc for a price. Wondering what was Leitz, 42mm and called "Summar" I searched ages ago and found it was a microscope part...

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Both camera have an 8mm wide fixed slit. The lens is capped while winding on. As built, as an Attrape non-working display, much inside needs to be changed, production variations sometimes make this difficult. The supplied lens is useless, the shutter supplied doesn’t cover right....but with perseverance, or $$$$ to Mr Kim, the camera Leitz built as a display can actually function exactly the same as it did for Barnack. I really like it, small and very pocketable, it took me a few rolls to “have faith” in it but lots of good negs proved they can do the job.~~~~~~~~ actually, shutter speeds on #80 (mr kim) the speed adjuster Barnack used is functional and gives approx 1/200 and 1/300 speeds. #9 has one speed , about 1/250.
This is all very interesting. I can imagine that Leica could be interested in a small publication about this.

Thank you very much, Ambro, for sharing this with us!

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Old 02-19-2019   #2044
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Ha. What I’ve learned about Leica today is that as far as their legacy cameras....they don’t give a hoot because they can’t make money from them.
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Ha. What I’ve learned about Leica today is that as far as their legacy cameras....they don’t give a hoot because they can’t make money from them.
Yes, I must give you that right. The time that they made the replicas of the Ur and the 0 is long behind us.

Incomprehensible. Probably they get enough publicity nowadays.

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Old 02-22-2019   #2046
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Old 02-23-2019   #2047
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A small problem....

I just sent out Miss II for a CLA ... Youxin did a fabulous job,
I can even load her without cutting the film

But upon her return the varying front sections have cracked off or are loose
The back and sides are intact, no cracks, Beautiful

I emailed Aki Asahi ... he does not do for standard, leica I and II
mentioning each camera different in sizes, too much of a problem

Hugo leather does not have a listing for Leica II so I sent them an enquiry...

Anyone have any suggestions ? Thanks in advance for any help
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Hugo can cut a new cover for you. I’ve sent him cameras in the past when he did not already have patterns.
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Old 02-23-2019   #2049
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Have a look at Alan Starkie's website.
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Helen--Youxin can replace covers--he did one for my IIIF and it's really nice!
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Helen, I am sorry to hear of your cracked vulcanite but I recently ran into something that may help explain it. Recently we went away for a long weekend and I put some valuables in the gunsafe which is in an unheated garage, among things was my 1929 Leica 1. When I got it out later there was a big crack across the back of the vulcanite and much looseness of vulcanite. It had been very cold and I think that caused the vulcanite to contract and crack. The head bartender has notes about treating vulcanite with neatsfoot oil once a year and I don't understand it but I think he is right. I think I can reglue my loose, cracked vulcanite but I would urge others to beware extreme cold as a hazard to elderly vulcanite. Joe
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@Helen,

Hugo cut this original Stingray leather for my Leica II for me and upon request even left a hole on the rear for the focus calibration plug that early Leicas can sometimes have there.

I admit it is a bit thick and it does stick out past the body contours (look closely at the corners where the leather and the top plate meet and you'll see what I mean), but it is SO nice to handle and it looks a million bucks, has a very luxurious look to it


It is still mentioned on his website but you have to request availability and price. It's over twice the price of other coverings but much more the value than others, imho.

Hope this helps.

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Hugo can cut a new cover for you. I’ve sent him cameras in the past when he did not already have patterns.
yes, Thank You
They wrote back requesting photos of Miss II... and may be able to do a leather covering

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Thanks Erik, Thought about Alan, but I know they are swamped with work so will try Hugo leather first ...it's here in the US

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Helen--Youxin can replace covers--he did one for my IIIF and it's really nice!
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The problem Paul is finding the sjkn...
The camera leather is no longer being cut for early Leica screwmounts because Leica made the camera sizes all different hence a PIA for Aki asahi and Camera Leather
Youxin has no idea where to buy skins for : Leica Standard, I, and II
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Have a look at Alan Starkie's website.
See:-https://www.cameraworks-uk.com/services
Thanks JB ! If Hugo leather does not work out here in the States then I will try the Starkie Brothers

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Helen, I am sorry to hear of your cracked vulcanite but I recently ran into something that may help explain it. Recently we went away for a long weekend and I put some valuables in the gunsafe which is in an unheated garage, among things was my 1929 Leica 1. When I got it out later there was a big crack across the back of the vulcanite and much looseness of vulcanite. It had been very cold and I think that caused the vulcanite to contract and crack. The head bartender has notes about treating vulcanite with neatsfoot oil once a year and I don't understand it but I think he is right. I think I can reglue my loose, cracked vulcanite but I would urge others to beware extreme cold as a hazard to elderly vulcanite. Joe
Good Point Joe, Thanks !
I do believe You are correct because I was shooting with her before I sent her out for the CLA... in the frigid cold, she was a tad brittle on the outside and Youxin confirmed after CLA she was not serviced in a very long time...dried out on the inside and speeds were off ...Now she is WONDERFUL !
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@Helen,

Hugo cut this original Stingray leather for my Leica II for me and upon request even left a hole on the rear for the focus calibration plug that early Leicas can sometimes have there.

I admit it is a bit thick and it does stick out past the body contours (look closely at the corners where the leather and the top plate meet and you'll see what I mean), but it is SO nice to handle and it looks a million bucks, has a very luxurious look to it


It is still mentioned on his website but you have to request availability and price. It's over twice the price of other coverings but much more the value than others, imho.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Johan


EDIT: the full article on the lenses that go on my lovely Leica II is here: https://www.johanniels.com/en/camera...ica-ltm-lenses
oh hey Johannes, Thanks for that...

I wrote to Hugo mentioning your Leica II and it's covering
Me thinks I will choose a Dark Brown Leather Angus skin 0.5-0.6
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also purchased a black recycled leather Angus skin 0.4-0.5 if I ever sell her someone has the option

Read your Leica II blog and bought because of YOU
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I think you’ll like the Nikkor, Helen. I got one recently for my new iiic and they go so well together. Are you going to use a finder?
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Hugostudio has been my go to for a while now,

Johan, the stingray is killer! Woof!
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II + Nikkor: That's a wonderful combination, Helen!
Excited, really want to shoot more with a 35, and the nikkor ‘looks’ Beautifully Sharp and soooo compact !
50 is too easy , makes me lazy, lol

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Cool, it’s on your IIIc...
I have a leitz 36mm from my Leica X1,X2 days but I probably will not use
I generally shoot dead center what I want OR a tad off to the side which generally gives me what i want.
Even with the 21 SA I never used a VF.

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Johan, the stingray is killer! Woof!
So B-9, which camera leathers do You like from Hugo ?
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I do! I use the Leitz SBLOO. It almost as big as the Nikkor!
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Series-0 with SBOOI. I really enjoy this setup.

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Old 02-26-2019   #2063
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Great, Bayernfarm, don't forget to put the lenscap on instantly after you took the picture.

Beautiful camera.

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Old 02-26-2019   #2064
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Erik, I only replace the cap if I need to change the shutter speed. Otherwise, I hold the lens up against my body (shielding it from light) when I advance. It's quirky and I like it!
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Old 03-02-2019   #2065
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Just acquired a Leica Model D with original leather cover. Is there any tips to maintain the leather cover? it feels dry with minor discoloring. Thanks.
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Old 03-02-2019   #2066
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Helen,

You can’t go wrong with any of the leathers or synthetics HugoStudio has to offer!

I really like the Moroccan texture and it works for a lot of cameras.

My favorite skin from them is a custom skin cooked up for my orange IIc. It’s a genuine leather with moroccan texture and was hand dyed orange in their shop just for me.

So if you see a color/texture you like but do not see your camera in the pull down bar just shoot them a message. I couldn’t find a orange leather anywhere and a quick email and a few weeks work we had a really slick product.
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My IIIf

Picked up this IIIf from a lady whose husband passed away. It's in fantastic shape, I've shot about a roll and half with it already and love it.

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Hello everyone, this is my lovely IIIG.






with Elmar 50/3.5 Red scale

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Series-0 with SBOOI. I really enjoy this setup.

for me personally this is the best looking setup i've ever seen. I am super jealous. wow incredible.
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sharp setup! when i owned the 28/3.5, i used it on a If in a similar fashion.
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for me personally this is the best looking setup i've ever seen. I am super jealous. wow incredible.
heh, i do like it, but there are many better looking setups in this thread!

keep your eye out for a series-0, they can be had for reasonable money and they are super fun to shoot!
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heh, i do like it, but there are many better looking setups in this thread!

keep your eye out for a series-0, they can be had for reasonable money and they are super fun to shoot!
I had a IIIa with a 3.5cm Elmar that I sold and out of all the cameras I've had and sold.. M2.. M3 I regret selling the IIIa the most.
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sharp setup! when i owned the 28/3.5, i used it on a If in a similar fashion.
mounted on a Barnack Leica it feels very nice indeed.
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with Elmar 50/3.5 Red scale

absolutely stunning, love the IIIg, what years is your from, mine is from 1957
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