Old 04-20-2019   #2081
Toreno
Registered User
 
Toreno's Avatar
 
Toreno is offline
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 643
Leica ii with Elmar KUP7 scratches and slight haze, but the performances still great..





Just arrived

Leica I model C std.





The lens is Elmar KUP 11, without serial number. Very clean optics, I love it.
  Reply With Quote

My "new" IIIF
Old 04-23-2019   #2082
crgrbrts
Registered User
 
crgrbrts is offline
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 2
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".
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IIIF_0419.jpg (174.3 KB, 30 views)

Last edited by crgrbrts : 04-23-2019 at 10:49. Reason: substituted photo
  Reply With Quote

Old 04-23-2019   #2083
Peter Jennings
Registered User
 
Peter Jennings's Avatar
 
Peter Jennings is offline
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Seoul
Posts: 599
Quote:
Originally Posted by crgrbrts View Post
It's good to be "home".
Welcome home!
  Reply With Quote

Old 04-25-2019   #2084
zwicko
Registered User
 
zwicko's Avatar
 
zwicko is offline
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 41
A boxed OEINO, RD Leitz 1f, FOKOS, SBOOI, red-scale Elmar 50mm, manual from 1951 and ERC.
Even two tiny yellow filters are included.



  Reply With Quote

Old 04-25-2019   #2085
Bob
Leica M User
 
Bob's Avatar
 
Bob is offline
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by zwicko View Post
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
__________________
Best Always
Bob
c'est la vie
  Reply With Quote

Old 04-25-2019   #2086
zwicko
Registered User
 
zwicko's Avatar
 
zwicko is offline
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 41
Thank you Bob. Just trimmed the first film to take it out for a walk tomorrow.
  Reply With Quote

Old 05-02-2019   #2087
capitalK
Warrior Poet :P
 
capitalK's Avatar
 
capitalK is offline
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,243
Picked up this Leica II last weekend at an outdoor flea market. Very clean but needs a CLA. Going to send it out tomorrow.

__________________
-------------------
Flickr
www.kennetharmstrong.ca
  Reply With Quote

Old 05-06-2019   #2088
Toreno
Registered User
 
Toreno's Avatar
 
Toreno is offline
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 643
  Reply With Quote

Old 05-06-2019   #2089
Toreno
Registered User
 
Toreno's Avatar
 
Toreno is offline
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 643
  Reply With Quote

Old 05-06-2019   #2090
capitalK
Warrior Poet :P
 
capitalK's Avatar
 
capitalK is offline
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,243
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toreno View Post
Oh my God, a thumbs up on a Barnack is genius.
__________________
-------------------
Flickr
www.kennetharmstrong.ca
  Reply With Quote

Old 05-06-2019   #2091
Toreno
Registered User
 
Toreno's Avatar
 
Toreno is offline
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 643
Quote:
Originally Posted by capitalK View Post
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.
  Reply With Quote

Old 05-06-2019   #2092
maddoc
... likes film.
 
maddoc's Avatar
 
maddoc is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: 名古屋
Age: 54
Posts: 7,326
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toreno View Post
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?
__________________
- Gabor

flickr
pBase
  Reply With Quote

Old 05-07-2019   #2093
Toreno
Registered User
 
Toreno's Avatar
 
Toreno is offline
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 643
Quote:
Originally Posted by maddoc View Post
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.
Thank you, Maddoc.




with Y1 filter A36 push-on
  Reply With Quote

Old 05-07-2019   #2094
Mr_Flibble
Registered User
 
Mr_Flibble's Avatar
 
Mr_Flibble is offline
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: The Lowlands
Age: 43
Posts: 4,143
Took my "Starkie-Special" Leica IIIc-sync with me to the Foulkes Festival in Wageningen last weekend.



__________________
Rick - In Tabulas Argenteas Refero
Loaded with film: Leica IIIc
Latest Toys: Voigtländer Superb restoration project
  Reply With Quote

Old 05-07-2019   #2095
d.dulin
Registered User
 
d.dulin's Avatar
 
d.dulin is offline
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 113
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toreno View Post
Very interesting idea, no advance lever so it works just fine.. makes me want another II (:
  Reply With Quote

Old 05-08-2019   #2096
Toreno
Registered User
 
Toreno's Avatar
 
Toreno is offline
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 643
Quote:
Originally Posted by d.dulin View Post
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.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Screen Shot 2019-05-08 at 10.08.00.jpg (11.6 KB, 22 views)
  Reply With Quote

Old 05-18-2019   #2097
AlonzoFonzo
Registered User
 
AlonzoFonzo is offline
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Austria
Posts: 17
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 :-)
  Reply With Quote

Old 05-18-2019   #2098
p.giannakis
Pan Giannakis
 
p.giannakis's Avatar
 
p.giannakis is offline
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Stafford - UK
Posts: 2,543
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlonzoFonzo View Post
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 :-)
You've done a grand job! Welcome to the forum.
__________________
Regards,
Pan


The Monochrome Archives
Instagram



  Reply With Quote

Old 05-18-2019   #2099
CharlesDAMorgan
Registered User
 
CharlesDAMorgan is offline
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Plymouth, UK
Posts: 1,373
Great job and welcome AlonzoFonzo! The finish with some automotive paints out of rattle cans is exceptional.
__________________
De-gassing progress:

Leica M2, Nikon D700, Bronica RF645, Leica CL, Summicron 40mm, Rolleicord Va, Hasselblad 500 CM Zeiss Planar, Leica 50mm Summicron V3, Hasselblad PME51 metered prism, Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta 534/16 & Ensign 820 Special - all gone.
  Reply With Quote

Old 05-24-2019   #2100
maddoc
... likes film.
 
maddoc's Avatar
 
maddoc is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: 名古屋
Age: 54
Posts: 7,326
Leica III, 28/3.5 W-Nikkor-C, 28mm Voigtländer VF. Lance strap. Loaded a roll of Superia Venus800.

__________________
- Gabor

flickr
pBase
  Reply With Quote

Old 05-25-2019   #2101
shawn
Registered User
 
shawn is offline
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,379




Shawn
  Reply With Quote

Old 05-25-2019   #2102
capitalK
Warrior Poet :P
 
capitalK's Avatar
 
capitalK is offline
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,243
Just got this Leica II back from a repair and CLA by David Yau and couldn't be happier. Everything is so smooth.

Quote:
Originally Posted by capitalK View Post
Picked up this Leica II last weekend at an outdoor flea market. Very clean but needs a CLA. Going to send it out tomorrow.

__________________
-------------------
Flickr
www.kennetharmstrong.ca
  Reply With Quote

Old 05-25-2019   #2103
Larry Cloetta
Registered User
 
Larry Cloetta is offline
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Jackson, WY
Age: 70
Posts: 1,953


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.
__________________
Larry

“It is about time we take photography seriously and treat it as a hobby.” Elliot Erwitt
  Reply With Quote

Old 05-25-2019   #2104
mystichobo
Registered User
 
mystichobo is offline
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 13


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
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-07-2019   #2105
rhjchen1966
Taiwan's Riccardo
 
rhjchen1966 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Taiwan
Posts: 42
Leica IIIf RD+Leicavit+Nippon Kogaku Nikkor-H.C 50/2 L39 Mount.


Leica IIIf in 竹圍漁港_2
by Taiwan's Riccardo, on Flickr
__________________
My flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/taiwans_riccardo/
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-08-2019   #2106
rhjchen1966
Taiwan's Riccardo
 
rhjchen1966 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Taiwan
Posts: 42
IIIf RD+Minolta CLE grip.


Leica IIIf RD in 天母
by Taiwan's Riccardo, on Flickr
__________________
My flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/taiwans_riccardo/
  Reply With Quote

Old 07-17-2019   #2107
Montag
Registered User
 
Montag is offline
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 61
My IIIc with 50 Elmar.

DSC00383.jpg

Last edited by Montag : 07-26-2019 at 00:49.
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-29-2019   #2108
Pál_K
Cameras. I has it.
 
Pál_K's Avatar
 
Pál_K is offline
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Gig Harbor
Posts: 279
A 1934 model III with nickel 50/3.5 Elmar. Also a IIIf.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMAG8971-1~2.jpg (24.4 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg IMAG9326-1.jpg (25.3 KB, 7 views)
__________________
"Great photography is about the visual effect upon the viewer, not sharpness." - Stephen Gandy, Cameraquest
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-29-2019   #2109
dourbalistar
Registered User
 
dourbalistar's Avatar
 
dourbalistar is offline
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 2,843
Leica IIIf with Leitz Elmar 5cm f/3.5.

Nikon FM2n, Nikkor-S Auto 55mm f/1.2, ORWO N74+, developed in LegacyPro L110 at 1:31 for 6.5 minutes.


2019.05.31 Roll #206-03726-positive.jpg
by dourbalistar, on Flickr
__________________
I like my lenses sharp as a tank and built like a tack.

flickr
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-01-2019   #2110
carbo73
Registered User
 
carbo73's Avatar
 
carbo73 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Catalonia
Posts: 283
My second Leica III (I also have a black Leica II), a Leica IIIf RD ST, serial nr. 795XXX, made in 1955. It's engraved "J. R. Watson" on the back, a nice human touch (probably the first owner).










And here compared to my Leica IIIb from 1938:



__________________
My Flickr pictures: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

Kodak No.4 F Cartridge / Kodak No.2 Folding Brownie / Kodak No.3 & No.3A Folding Pocket / Goerz ANGO / Kodak VPK / Brownie Nr.2 / KW Patent Etui / Leica II / Leica IIIb / Rolleiflex Old Standard / Contax II / VP Exakta / Kine Exakta / FED1 / Contax S / Exakta VX / Moskva 4 / Zenit-S / FED2 / Minolta Autocord /Exakta VX IIa / Nikon F
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-20-2019   #2111
mteresko
Registered User
 
mteresko is offline
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 47
Just got this red dial IIIf back from a CLA
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-20-2019   #2112
mteresko
Registered User
 
mteresko is offline
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 47
Here's what it looked like yesterday
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-20-2019   #2113
traveler_101
American abroad
 
traveler_101 is offline
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oslo, Norway
Posts: 1,080
Quote:
Originally Posted by crgrbrts View Post
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".
Good that you have returned to film. I was interested enough in the beginnings of your Leica story that I did a search for Alfredo's Camera and found that the proprietor's name was Olivari, an Argentine obviously of Italian descent who died in 2010 in Hendersonville, NC. Wish I could have met him:

Alfredo Olivari
October 22, 1927 - October 30, 2010
Alfredo Olivari, born and raised in Buenos Aires Argentina, passed away on Saturday, October 30, 2010, surrounded by his immediate family at the Elizabeth House.

Prior to moving to the Hendersonville area, Alfredo made his home for the majority of his life in New Orleans. He first came to the United States after a career as a Foreign Diplomat, representing Argentina. Alfredo, once in New Orleans, had a brilliant career as the proud owner of “Alfredoís Cameras”; a landmark camera business situated in downtown New Orleans. He was constantly educating his many loyal customers in a wide variety of personal interests; from photography to European race cars. He was known to many as “The Maestro”.

My IIIf and Elmar 5cm f/3.5

  Reply With Quote

Old 09-20-2019   #2114
traveler_101
American abroad
 
traveler_101 is offline
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oslo, Norway
Posts: 1,080
https://www.flickr.com/photos/939752...posted-public/
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-08-2019   #2115
mothertrucker
Registered User
 
mothertrucker's Avatar
 
mothertrucker is offline
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 191
Had Youxin overhaul this late Leica IIIC (serial 5165XX), and then removed the covers, stripped off the chrome (with B-9's help - thanks man!) and had the covers redone by a local gunsmith in KG Gun Kote satin black. I refilled the engravings myself. Gun Kote is a firearms paint, and is a very thin layer so I had no trouble with even the serial numbers which aren't engraved very deeply.

The paint is flat, almost non-reflective, and is a great match with the vulcanite.

I think this camera didn't get a lot of use because the shutter was jammed when I got it. Everything on it feels very tight and smooth, looking forward to using it.



__________________
argentography.com
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-09-2019   #2116
Timmyjoe
Registered User
 
Timmyjoe's Avatar
 
Timmyjoe is offline
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 3,096
I'm using these two IIIc cameras for a project. Both CLA'd by DAG.



The Canon 35mm f2 w/Voigtlander finder usually lives on my M3 and a Nikkor 8.5cm f2 lives on that IIIc.

Best,
-Tim
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-30-2019   #2117
carbo73
Registered User
 
carbo73's Avatar
 
carbo73 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Catalonia
Posts: 283
I had made a reply that I had already done, but I can't delete my own messages? Could you?
__________________
My Flickr pictures: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

Kodak No.4 F Cartridge / Kodak No.2 Folding Brownie / Kodak No.3 & No.3A Folding Pocket / Goerz ANGO / Kodak VPK / Brownie Nr.2 / KW Patent Etui / Leica II / Leica IIIb / Rolleiflex Old Standard / Contax II / VP Exakta / Kine Exakta / FED1 / Contax S / Exakta VX / Moskva 4 / Zenit-S / FED2 / Minolta Autocord /Exakta VX IIa / Nikon F
  Reply With Quote

Old 12-30-2019   #2118
mauro scacco
Registered User
 
mauro scacco's Avatar
 
mauro scacco is offline
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 170
leicas black by Mauro Scacco, su Flickr
__________________
http://mauroscacco.weebly.com/
  Reply With Quote

Old 12-30-2019   #2119
p.giannakis
Pan Giannakis
 
p.giannakis's Avatar
 
p.giannakis is offline
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Stafford - UK
Posts: 2,543
Quote:
Originally Posted by mauro scacco View Post
The leatherette looks brown in this picture. Is it original? I haven't seen something similar before.
__________________
Regards,
Pan


The Monochrome Archives
Instagram



  Reply With Quote

Old 12-30-2019   #2120
mauro scacco
Registered User
 
mauro scacco's Avatar
 
mauro scacco is offline
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 170
Quote:
Originally Posted by p.giannakis View Post
The leatherette looks brown in this picture. Is it original? I haven't seen something similar before.
It's the different light, and it's normal a little colour changing for the age... :-)
__________________
http://mauroscacco.weebly.com/
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LEICA MP, a new tool for professional and dedicated amateur photographers MP Guy Leica M Film Cameras 32 01-04-2016 07:21
Leica SLR digital camera MP Guy Rangefinder Photography Discussion 0 10-02-2003 15:26



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:13.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.