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By ShutterspeedblogHello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! My first Leica R series camera. I picked this up the other day and am very excited to use it! I sent it to DAG camera repair and it should be in my hands next week! Don is doing a complete overhaul on the camera, plus modifying the metering system to accept a modern battery.
What can you tell me about this camera?
By AdamSingerAdvice please, I have a Leicaflex. I am under the impression that 3 cam lenses (except 24 mm ) will work with it.
I find that on later (but non rom ) lenses the aperture ring is stiff as it rubs against the camera. I tried a 1.4 85 and it was hard to turn the aperture ring, like wise a 3 cam 1.4 50mm.
Put on a SL2 battery cover didn't help
No problem with my early generation 50m cron. Am I doing something wrong?
So the question is there a 1.4 lens for the Leicaflex I can use without this sticky aperture problem
In advance thanks
By Guest inactive-deletedHallo,
am ersten Tag einer Reise, die heute zu Ende gegangen ist, ließ mich meine Leicaflex SL2 im Stich. Ich habe einen Film eingelegt und ein Bild gemacht. Ein paar Minuten später wollte ich ein weiteres machen, und habe langsam den Auslöser gedrückt. Der Spiegel ging hoch und blieb oben, der Verschluss bewegte sich nicht. Ich habe den Film dann entnommen. Der Tag war gelaufen, da ich das Reservegehäuse in der Ferienwohnung gelassen hatte.
Jetziger Status ist: Rückspulknopf ist reingedrückt, Auslöser lässt sich drücken, dann geht der Spiegel hoch und bleibt oben. Verschluss läuft nicht. Spiegel lässt sich am Hebel an der Seite runterdrücken.
Ich gehe davon aus, dass ich um einen Werkstattbesuch nicht rumkomme, hat jemand aber evtl. eine Idee woran es liegen könnte und einen Tipp für eine Werkstatt? Fotomechanik Reinhardt ist ja leider nicht mehr aktiv und hat mir das letzte mal geholfen.
By StephenTHey folks. I am relatively new to the forum and to Leica world, although far from new from this world!! Senior citizen status is reluctantly acknowledged.
I am building my Leica collection and just acquired a Leicaflex in beautiful condition, described as "Camera are perfect working condition, speed and meter are accurate, with macro prism screen, screen are clean and clear, but with visible haze,This will not affect your viewing or focus. "
The haze in the screen appears to be cement deteriorating, but with the micro focus center dot, it should not affect focusing.
The shutter curtain is beautiful, and appears to be practically unused. All speeds work and sound accurate. Viewing though the back, the shutter appears to properly cover the full image area at all speeds. The winding mechanism is smooth as butter. The body covering is mint. The back hinge shows many tiny bubbly spots under the black paint. Mirror lock up and the self timer work fine. The interior of the camera looks mint.
The problem is with the battery chamber. The center terminal of the chamber is detached and is rattling around loose. It was obviously broken. There is no way that the meter could have been checked, unless the damage was done by the person checking it - for example, pulling the tab up to produce more tension on the battery. (Yes, I know that can happen - thankfully I learned that little lesson on a throwaway cheap body of a junk camera).
My dilemma is this: I have just begun my Leica collection (all to be users, not shelf queens) and do not know if I should return this body for a refund (only $110 purchase) or keep it and possibly leave neutral or negative feedback to the seller. The seller states in their listing that they do not offer partial refunds - either love it or send it back at the buyer's expense.
Given that these bodies are a good 50 or so years old, I don't expect a $100 camera to look or operate as if it just left the factory. In your experience, should I expect to be able to pick up a Leicaflex in the near future for anything approaching this price, or am I better off keeping this one and continuing to be on the lookout for another one? If I keep it, if it were you, would you give no feedback, neutral, or negative feedback on the transaction?
I would appreciate your input. I have learned a lot perusing this forum, and I am grateful for the body of knowledge and experience represented by its members.
By gvaliquetteI hope the Leica R to SL adapter will be better behaved than the R to M adapter. Please see:
http://www.l-camera-forum.com/topic/253927-apo-extender-2x-question/?p=2942981 http://www.l-camera-forum.com/topic/253927-apo-extender-2x-question/?p=2944668 Hint: Leica, please take note. Otherwise, everyone will use a Novoflex or the stacked R-M-SL adapters. Also, we need the full aperture focus / close-down feature. To sell a High-priced Leica-branded adapter, Leica has to include the High-level features! Guy