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  1. Does a 1942 ROLLEIFLEX AUTOMAT have coated lenses?
  2. Is there a shop in the U.S. that would polish and recoat this lens? I have contacted DUCLOS however they cannot calibrate this lens.
  3. Is there a shop in the U.S. that would polish and recoat this lens? I have contacted DUCLOS however they cannot calibrate this lens.
  4. II have a VIOOH that I use with a 90mm f4 ELMAR ltm. I should have mentioned, the SUMMITAR is a 1939 model.
  5. Thank you. I have been fortunate to find a #2 yellow and a gr #2 green SUMMITAR filters in almost mint condition, so I suppose with these two it should render TRI-X 400 pretty well.
  6. I have a 50mm f2 SUMMITAR and don't know how this compares with the two mentioned. The SUMMITAR is not coated however I believe that with the barn door lens hood which I have it would be good for black and white. I have not found an in depth review of the SUMMITAR on the internet which may indicate it is an inferior lens. What do members have to say about it?
  7. A thank you to THOMAS, zeitz and TomB_tx for the information.
  8. What are the basic differences between screw mount models?
  9. Thank you to all repliers. Any information is a great help.
  10. I took a chance and bought this from E-Bay. Glass is surprisingly clean and clear, no haze fungus scratches or cleaning marks. However I am puzzled as it appears to be coated or bloomed . I have 1930's ZEISS glass that is bloomed. Information that I have found indicates that LEITZ did not coat 1937 lenses. Can someone enlighten me regarding this? Photo was made on an overcast day no blue in the sky.
  11. I believe that ROCKWELL being humorous and all, of that the thing that we probably can all agree upon is that there is no possible manner in which ROCKWELL can have even held the hundreds of cameras, lenses and other photo gear that he purports to have reviewed. Even allowing that his constant begging for "donations" has produced revenue it beggars belief that he could have the wherewithal to have purchased or borrowed the hundreds of items It is much more likely that he liberally "borrows" from legitimate reviews and recomposes to fit his. To sum it up KEN ROCKEWELL is a humorous affable fra
  12. Are the optical formula and diameter of the projector lens the same as the 50 mm 2.8 ltm collapsible lens?
  13. Think about this. Is it at all believable that KEN ROCKWELL who is always begging for "donations" has the wherewithal to afford the hundreds if not thousands of photographic items that he reviews or is able to borrow them? I believe that he gleans information from reviews by others and tailors them for his reviews. His review of the LEICA 3f in particular indicates that he has probably never actually used one. His "twice as many knobs and settings" etc. claim puts the lie to his alleged review.
  14. It is not at all arrogant. I also appreciate valid reviews of equipment and having used several LEICA 3-F's and my 1955 model M-3 I found ROCKWELL's "review" specious. Also it is not possible to believe that he has owned or borrowed the very many cameras that he claims by virtue of his "reviews" to be qualified to critique. His "several knobs", etc. comment left me baffled. I am looking at my 3-F and I see a wind knob, rewind knob, two shutter speed dials and a shutter button. I suppose that one could stretch a bit and call this "several". Apparently if ROCKWELL had indeed used a 3-F the "seve
  15. This validates my opinion. I believe that KEN ROCKWELL has never had an 3 F in his hands rather relies upon photos of the camera. He routinely opines about myriad cameras and equipment. I daresay that no amount of "contributions" to his account could possibly pay for what he claims to have used.
  16. ROCKWELL "Not good for action, sports"? I have had several LEICA 3F cameras and have never had a challenge with action or sports shooting. This suggests that ROCKWELL never attempted to shoot action and sports. You can preset aperture and shutter speed for specific distances and failing everything else if there is enough light you can stop down to achieve good shots. It is not rocket science, just basic photography sense.
  17. I have a double stroke 'BHUDDA EARS" M-3 that I sent to LEITZ at the ROCKLEIGH,N.J. facility in 1973.for repair. LEITZ sent an estimate which included single stroke advance. I cannot recall the other modifications however conversions were common.
  18. I will try to upload a better photo
  19. It reads P.M.P 29.5 mm, on the other side FRANCE,it is a push on. I also have a 90mm ELMAR circa 1937 in great condition for my 3f.
  20. This is not a LEICA item so I don't know if the moderators will allow it but I will try. I bought an old ROLLEICORD and this filter came with it. No one here in the U.S. has any idea of the company that produced it so I thought our EUROPEAN members might have information about it.
  21. My latest great buys are a 3f black dial from a large photo dealer in the U.S. It was described as AS IS NO SHUTTER priced at $119.00. I noticed that it had an after market soft release attached and guessed it was the problem. When it arrived I removed the attachment and VOILA! it works perfectly! It is in great cosmetic condition,rangefinder and viewfinder crystal clear and shutter speeds sound correct,judged by my 57 years shooting LEICA. I recently purchased a 1937 90mm,f4 that appears to be lightly coated,glass clean and clear no haze fungus or cleaning marks for $39.00. My greatest buy h
  22. Did LEITZ ever produce a series VII filter adapter ring?
  23. Mine has the same scale as yours thereby confirming not rare at all. It may be a marketing ploy by sellers. What is unusual about this lens is that I paid $39.00 U.S. a few months ago from an old reliable camera dealer and the glass is crystal clear,no haze,fungus,separation or cleaning marks.
  24. Hello again. Regarding my past query about this lens,this photo today,completely cloudy no blue sky,does it still appear coated? Also this lens has been described by several E-Bay sellers as rare. Why would it be considered rare?
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