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  1. I've not been able to find a separate code # for the lens filter holder/case I presume the coupling ring is the grey 14838 but I've never seen one of these bags for sale with a coupler included
  2. I've not been able to find a pic/diagram of this case (14820) appropriately filled with camera gear (some other models of Leica cases show this) From the description below (original brochure - gives details of what fits into case) I presume the camera body (plus lens up to 50mm & Leicameter) fit into the right quadrant? Is the slit like space close to the centre for the lens filter (x3) case (see pic) & the small square receptacle at the left front corner for the 50 cron goggles? What is the space/rectangular area to the rear LHS for - it seems very specific. Does t
  3. My 1951 iiif bd sporting a W-Nikkor 2.8cm f3.5 with a contemporary Nikon 28mm viewfinder
  4. Ditto - have an Abrahamsson Rapidwinder for my MP - better built than the Leicavit but still a novelty IMHO http://rapidwinder.com/classic-and-m2-ixmoo-rapdiwinder
  5. I have a rigid LTM 50mm cron & use it on my IIIa, IIIf & IIIg - not sure how the profile/diameter of this lens differs from the collapsible version but there is very little (IIIf) & virtually no (IIIg) blockage without a hood but once a hood is applied (ITDOO) the problem becomes much more of an issue but still usable. Still I prefer to use a 50mm external viewfinder (SBOOI).
  6. Glad you were able to follow my directions By the way, what lenses/cameras are you using the kipon adapter with?
  7. I thought it may have been IMARO - but is there a code for an added light meter? IMARO = IGEMO + ELMAR-M (Elmar (III) f= 5 cm 1:3.5)
  8. Cervi see my pics below - there is a ring (adjustment) inside the helicoid with two notches, 180 degrees apart - this ring was way too far down inside the helicoid - I had to screw it anticlockwise (so it would rise to just above the level of the top of the helicoid - see pics) - a fine screwdriver placed into one of the notches will allow you to move the ring. With fine adjustment it's trial & error, screwing ring clockwise or anticlockwise in very small movements then testing for attainment of infinity with the rangefinder. Ideally using a digital camera with an EVF (Electronic view
  9. Yes, I also have one of those Nikon diopters from DAG - forgot to mention that in my initial post
  10. Has anyone tried to remove the glass from a standard M diopter (dioptre) ie M3-MA style - is it possible to dismantle I've had three: two +2s & one +1.0. Unfortunately I lost one of my +2s - gradually unscrewed & fell off (I've learnt my lesson). I consider these to be one of Leicas biggest ripoffs - exhorbitantly priced for what they are I'm just wondering if it's possible to remove the glass & have an optician insert a new one (though I fear that that the cost of a bespoke diopter would surpass that of an original one) Unless anyone here wants to swap a +2 for
  11. some people love the Hammertone finish (i'm definitely not partial to it too) - as a positive it hides scratches & dents
  12. https://leicarumors.com/2016/11/28/leica-m-a-noctilux-50mm-f0-95-asph-limited-edition-set-25-years-leica-shop.aspx/
  13. Thanks. have just made contact with him
  14. Herr Soixante Neuf Ben, does Jorg work for anyone? I'm in Brisbane but have been sending my Leicas & even a Nikon Coolscan (which they successfully repaired) to the Camera Clinic in Melbourne
  15. Another shout out for the Elmarit 28 ASPH (V1) - love it's compactness/ergonomics & quality build & final product (images) But, my new addition, a 28 f3.5 Nikkor LTM (basically the same size as the original 28 Summaron but two stops ahead) is getting more attention at present I gave up looking for an original Summaron 28
  16. I was under the impression (according to Laney) that the first optical version was only available in the collapsible form, screw & M mount (SOOIC & SOOIC-M). There was no rigid version of this first design (or was there)?
  17. Agreed, I really enjoy reading KR's outlandish statements/comments, especially the way he "takes the piss" out of "The Leica Man"
  18. more information from Leica (sent them a second email) Dear Mr. Platt, the possibility exists that this camera has been rebuilt or repainted. In our old repair / maintenance books nothing is noted about this serial.Such conversions were also carried out by other external workshops at this time. According to the serial number, it is a Leica III chrome from 1933. Chrome versions had same codeword with „ chrome“ added. LYDRO (1933-1934) Leica III in black , body only LYMAR Leica III in black with 5 cm / 3.5 Elmar. Mit freundlichen Gruessen / kind regar
  19. exactly the same for me - I have a number of +2 diopters on my M cameras - so much better view than trying with glasses DAG will also custom make diopters for your leica using nikon eyepieces - much cheaper than the leica originals
  20. That's the feeling I get too Also, i've sent another email to Leica enquiring about the possible code plus whether they have any information on a repaint job (by Leica)
  21. Here's the response I just got back from Leica - So, it was originally chrome according to them - thanks again William for the contact details Dear Stephen Platt, Thank you for your request. The camera with the serial number 120546 should be a Leica III in Chrome. If you have further question do not hesitate to contact us again. Mit freundlichen Gruessen / kind regards Thomas Schmidt Leica Camera AG Customer Care – Support Am Leitz Park 5 / D-35 578 Wetzlar / Germany www.leica-camera.com / info@leica-camera.com Telephone +49(0)6441-2080-111 /
  22. this is the response I got from the dealer "This is purchased by our consignee client (a long-time Leica friend of mine) in 2010 in France from a Leica shop who had it on display as a demo unit."
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