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I am posting this here and in the Collectors and Historica section of the Forum. I will give a Zoom presentation for the LHSA at 7.30 pm, British Summer Time, 2.30pm EDT, on 19th August 2020 about 'Choosing and Using Old Leicas'. A link to register for the talk, which is free for LHSA - The International Leica Society – members, is here. 

 https://lhsa.org/2020/06/free-webinar-aug-19-choosing-and-using-old-leicas-with-willian-fagan/#myaccount

 The talk , while mainly aimed at those with smaller collections and photographers who want to have one or two old or vintage Leica cameras to use, will also be of interest to more experienced collectors and users.

 ‘Old Leicas’ will include LTM and M models from 1925 up to and including the M6. I will present Leicas from different generations in groups of 3 and will indicate my own personal favourites, which should give rise to varied opinions in the discussion afterwards.

I will indicate some of my favourite films. I will also give tips about using older Leica cameras, in particular about the question of loading LTM models and film trimming in advance of loading.

I will describe various accessories for Leica cameras and their uses such as viewfinders, lens hoods, winders, cases, close-up equipment and filters.

The response to this has been very good, with 135 members from many different countries registered as of yesterday, indicating the increasing interest in vintage Leicas and film photography generally. There are still a number of places available. We hope to have some time for questions and answers afterwards. I hope to see some forum members online as I know that quite a few here are LHSA members.

William

 

 

 

 

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I use(d) a knive instead of pair of scissors to cut the filmstrip. Wasn't there a Leica tool?

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Am 13.8.2020 um 23:31 schrieb graphlex:

The ABLON, as shown in the OP’s photo. 

The ABLON alone is not enough. One needs something to cut the film. For the ABLON a knive is best.

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2 hours ago, jankap said:

The ABLON alone is not enough. One needs something to cut the film. For the ABLON a knive is best.

Isn't life full of surprises? I don't eat my dinner with a knife. I find that a fork helps as well! The important thing about using Leicas and, indeed, any other vintage camera is that there is no one 'correct way' of doing anything. People should do things the way that suits them best. I will emphasise this in my talk. 

William

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I think, that I misunderstood your picture. You present the ABLON and the pair of scissors as alternative tools. I thought, that you adviced to use one scissor of the pair (?!) as a knife.

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It is just a picture. I don't use knives and I don't carry them either. I would be a danger mainly to myself. As for what I find to be the easiest way to go, I will reveal on Wednesday.

William

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I've just checked on You Tube and there is a guy there who actually cuts the film with his teeth!

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