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James,

Count me in with a IIIg with a Summaron 3.5/35, Nikkor 1.4/50, Summicron 2/50, Elmar 3.5/50, Elmarit 2.8/90 and Canon 3.5/135.

I originally got it with the Nikkor lens in 1979, The other lenses came with an M3 found in a small rural camera shop in France for a very reasonable price a couple of years ago. It sits with Malcolm Taylor right now for a slight problem with the shutter speeds but I am expecting it back any time.

I still use it quite a lot as it has been part of my kit for so long, together with an M2 bought at the same time (all traded for Nikons).

It's a lovely small camera.

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I have a IIIa (1937) love it to death

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Hello,

I have some things, too:

IIIa with Elmar, Fison, received from my mother. She used the camera between 1955 and 1970)

IIIc with added flash-synchronisation (black scale), self timer and Summarit

equipment for close focus

Visoflex II with some acessories

OOZAB

lenses: Summaron 28 mm, Elmarit 90 mm, (Summicron with ZOOEP), Hektor 135 mm, Telyt 4,5/200 mm, two Steinheil lenses (Orthostigmat 35 mm and Culminar 85 mm, my first additional lenses)

VIOOH and TUVOO, lens shades

and three Leica-film cassettes

 

 

yours

Thomas

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As mentionned earlier in this thread, I use the Elmar 3.5/50 a lot and I have been looking for a lens hood with the integrated clamp on the aperture control (VALOO, if I remember). Of course, once one starts looking, they all disappear; if you know of one, I'll be grateful for a heads up.

Thanks in advance.

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Hi, I have a IIIa and a IIIc. Their big brothers are in the background.

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I have a couple of IIIgs and some interesting lenses, none more interesting that those shown below. Unfortunately, I don't use my IIIg's much so they and the lenses are gathering dust. Yet, every time in the past that I have sold a piece of Leica gear - almost every time, at least - I eventually miss it. For example, I have owned a 50/2 summicron collapsible twice, same with the elmar 50/3.5, a 90 tele elmarit for my M bodies, and so on. It's not that I don't love the IIIG and its leses. I do. And I can marvel at how compact they are compared to their M series big brothers or the giant R series (by comparison only). So what do you think I should do, just hold on to these for a day sometime in the unknown future when demand for them, for reasons equally unknown, shoots way up? Or should I sell them, and if so, where?

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Ed, if you don't need the money, then why not keep them? You can always sell them sometime in the future. They look magnificent, by the way. Rgds, John

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I've had a111c for thirty years with 2.8 elmar (now slightly foggy but doesn't seem to interfere) joined recently by 2.5 color skopar. It fits in the hand so well. My wife just bought me an M6 to go with my M3. regards, Ian.

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I love my Leica II .....

 

 

regards,

 

Jan

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I recently bought a IIIa.* I use it with a Sumarit 50/1.5, an Elmar 90, and it gets the most use with a Voigtlaner 25/4.* I hope to aquire a Ic or If soon, but, Ed, the shots of your IIIg maybe changing my mind...

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Without wishing to offend anyone, I am not in favour of fitting modern lenses to old cameras. To me it defeats the purpose and enjoyment of using old equipment. The most appropriate analogy is the fitting of radial-ply tyres to a vintage car.

 

The fun of old cameras and cars is being faced with the challenges of the photographers who produced those incredible images which made the Leica famous.

 

The only problem I find in reproducing the situations they did, is in finding slow film. Fortunately Adox and Efke are now reproducing films that can be rated at 16-40 ISO.

 

My "oldies" are configured:

 

1925 Leica I with Anastigmat f = 5cm 1:3,5

1926 Leica I with Elmar f = 5cm 1:3,5

1932 Leica II with Hektor 1:2,5 F = 5cm

1935 Leica IIIa SCNOO with Nikkor-S.C 1:1.4 f = 5cm (what DDD used in Korea)

1956 Leica IIf SYOOM with Elmar f = 5cm 1:2.8

1962 Leica M3 with Summilux (II) 1:1.4 / 50

1967 Leica M2 with Summicron (II) 1:2 / 50

 

with these films:

 

Adox CMS 20 @ 16 ISO

Efke KB25 @ 20 ISO

Rollei ORTHO 25 @ 20 ISO

Adox CHS 50 @ 40 ISO

Macophot PO100c @ 64 ISO with Yellow 0 filter

Kodak Tri-X @ 200 ISO

 

Try taking a decent shot with an f/3,5 lens and 16 ISO film.

 

Have fun.

 

Justin

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1946 IIIc and a 1937 Elmar

 

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Leica I Anastigmat 1:3,5 F = 50mm

Leica I Elmax 1:3,5 F=50mm

Leica I (1926) Elmar 1:3,5 F=50mm

Leica I Elmar f = 5 cm 1:3.5 (Compur dial set)

Leica I Elmar f = 5 cm 1:3.5 (close focus)

Leica I (1927) Elmar f = 5 cm 1:3.5

Leica I Elmar f = 5 cm 1:3.5 (Compur ring set)

Leica II (nickel early) Hektor f = 5 cm 1:2.5 (nickel early)

Leica 250FF Summar f = 5 cm 1:2 (rigid)

Leica III (black/chrome) Summar f = 5 cm 1:2 (chrome)

Leica 250GG Xenon f = 5 cm 1:1.5

Leica IIIa SCNOO Nikkor-S.C 1:1.4 f = 5cm

Leica IIIb Summitar f = 5 cm 1:2 (first batch)

Leica IIIc (pre-war) Summitar f = 5 cm 1:2

Leica IIId Summitar f = 5 cm 1:2

Leica IIIc (post-war) Summarit f = 5 cm 1:1.5

Leica I (factory upgraded to IIf) Hektor (chrome) f = 5 cm 1:2.5

Leica IIf SYOOM Summicron (collapsible) f = 5 cm 1:2

 

The two I use most are the Leica I upgraded in 1950 to a black dail IIf with factory coated Hektor, an amazing lens comparable to anything modern, and the Leica IIf / SYOOM with either the collapsible Summicron or f/2.8 Elmar.

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I guess I am one of them. A series of shots with a IIIf and an old, nickel 5cm Elmar (so early that it doesn't have serial numbers) starts here and is about three or four shots by following the next link:

 

Bergen morning 1

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I guess I am one of them. A series of shots with a IIIf and an old, nickel 5cm Elmar (so early that it doesn't have serial numbers) starts here and is about three or four shots by following the next link:

 

Bergen morning 1

 

Daniel,

I very much enjoyed your series "Bergen morning 1".

Thank-you.

Justin

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Justin, you are so right!

 

But isn´t it nice, that Leica still produced the new gear for these old mounts?

 

Without wishing to offend anyone, I am not in favour of fitting modern lenses to old cameras. To me it defeats the purpose and enjoyment of using old equipment. The most appropriate analogy is the fitting of radial-ply tyres to a vintage car.

 

The fun of old cameras and cars is being faced with the challenges of the photographers who produced those incredible images which made the Leica famous.

Justin

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Justin, you are so right!

 

But isn´t it nice, that Leica still produced the new gear for these old mounts?

 

Yes Ronald,

If I were to use only the 50mm lens, my preferred camera would probably be the IIIg on which I could have the latest Summicron. Leica is an amazing company. Where else in the world could you return a fifty five year old product for serving as I did with my IIf.

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