Leica IIIa - shutter release collar

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by David H. Bebbington, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. David H. Bebbington

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    Just got a Leica IIIa in good order apart from having the screw collar around the shutter release missing (which often happens, since you have to take the collar off to put a cable release on). Does anyone have one or know where I might get one (have tried several repairmen and Leica specialists in UK)?

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    David
     
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    The camera works fine without it anyway.

    David.
     
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    It wil certainly work for a while, eventually the shutter release will pick up dirt and not operate smoothly. For $12 plus postage, I think I'd rather have the camera the way the maker intended!
     
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    The older Nikons (F) had the same threaded collar, as did the Yashica TLRs. It might be easier to find one of them.
     
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    Dear David,

    As far as I recall (I've not tried it for years) the locking collar from a bicycle inner tube fits...

    Cheers,

    Roger