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  • Birthday 09/03/1956

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  1. Yes, I understand what you mean - that's a logical way of using the newer scaled VALOO with the older scaled Elmar but with slightly reduced accuracy
  2. Just reviving this brief old thread - I have a VALOO for my 1947 Elmar 5cm & I've just realised that it's not compatible with my newly acquired 1933 Elmar due to the difference in the f stop settings ie 3.5, 4.5, 6.3, 9, 12.5 & 18 (as opposed to 3.5, 4, 5.6, 8, 11 & 16 on the more modern Elmar & the VALOO). Were there different versions of the VALOO or was it only available for the later settings. Is the only option for these earlier Elmars a VOOLA/FISON combination?
  3. My latest acquisition - an early Leica III with nickel Elmar both from 1933 (first year of the III) - Camera probably came from the second batch in 1933, based on serial # It looks to be in beautiful/good working condition. Came from one of Australia's largest Leica collections/collectors. Checked the speeds with photoplug (iPhone/App & sensor) and they're very close (especially slow speeds) & some reasonably close Can't wait to put some film through As far as I can see the only thing not original (cept for one screw) is the spool which is a Canon brand
  4. Looks like they have similar magenta casts, the one on the left an LTM rigid cron (early version with narrow knurling) while the one on the right is a later DR version with the wide knurling
  5. that is one of the most comprehensive reviews of the rigid (type II) Summicron I've seen
  6. Don't want to hijack the thread but 16 years on (1941-1957)
  7. That's the sort of image I was getting with a collapsible Elmar 90 f4 - found out that elements had been reversed on previous CLAs
  8. 😂 I was considering a collapsible LTM cron 50 at one stage but ended up settling for a rigid 50 LTM cron when one came up here in Australia (with a dealer I knew & have been buying from for a number of years) at a very reasonable price & in beautiful condition
  9. I have a 1951 version, 6 blader #846113 - it came with an early iiif BD
  10. my go to flashes 1. the tiny CF with two auto settings, to 3.5m & 7.1m (plus manual) 2. the Chico flash bulb unit - the capacitor is still functioning well (have had it tested twice by a local electronics person) - been experimenting with various bulbs this version designed specifically for the IIIf very happy with both systems
  11. my early MP - serial numbers not too distant - has similar vulcanite (I bought it this way ie second hand) This definitely has an internal light meter Out of interest does the shutter curtain contain the "white dot"
  12. need to add Ash, Bester & Co. Chemists & Photo Dealers, 102 Elizabeth St, Hobart, Tasmania (see my entry above)
  13. I have some interesting information regarding early Leicas in Australia A few years ago I purchased the three volumes (original) of the Leica IIIa manual (IIRC it was on Gumtree from someone in Sydney) - see pic below of Part 3 They are dated June 1937 & the manuals are written in English I noticed on the rear cover of Part 3, a stamp showing the seller ie "Ash, Bester & Co", Chemists and Photo. Dealers, 102 Elizabeth St. Hobart, Tasmania I was then able to find more information about this pharmacy (doesn't exist anymore) & there's a wonderful background story (photographic), especially the postcards they produced for commercial use - I have a couple of them & can post them if you like http://beecheyspostcardhistory.org.au/homes/publisher/6 So, it looks like they were selling Leica cameras in Tasmania in the 1930s or even earlier
  14. That's an interesting combination - never thought of that (I have a V1 Elmarit 28 ASPH & 12504 hood, let me try it) though I thought there would have been a degree of vignetting using a 35mm hood on a 28mm lens - it actually looks great IMHO (see pic)
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