Ultimate Cool

Discussion in 'Rangefinder Forum' started by bruce terry, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. bruce terry

    bruce terry Member

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    Doesn't get any more "cool" than this subforum.

    Even the single posted thread here has nary a response!

    No talk means those little old Leica screwmounts are being fondled too much (bad) or being used to make pictures (good).

    Which is it?
     
  2. Dan Fromm

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    More evidence that splitting the RF forum wasn't a great idea.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    Give it time, give it time.

    My only remaining screw-mount Leica doesn't get used any more because it's worn out. It's been to several serious Leica repairers and no-one can keep it going for more than a roll or two. It winds on OK, then the shutter hangs up open. Wind on, it may be OK for a few shots, or it may not.

    It's the first Leica I ever bought, a IIIa from 1936, and it was around 35 years old when I bought it. I used it quite hard for a decade or more; then used it less; then found it had this problem.

    If it still worked, it would still be my 'go in a pocket' camera. But nothing lasts forever.

    Cheers,

    Roger (www.rogerandfrances.com)
     
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    Leica screw mount,is that the 39mm screw mount? As used on various Russian rangefinder cameras?
     
  6. bruce terry

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    Roger - R.I.P., at least your little IIIa had a long and honorable life.

    Can't say that about the new O-serie I just picked up....to be MY go-anywhere, absolutely-no-frills, nothing-can-ever-go-wrong, supremely-simple camera. It is counting frames randomly rather than successively and 3 of the 5 focal-plane speeds regularly burn the trailing vertical negative edge. It's now in the hands of the official Solms O-Elf, whom I trust will put it right to carry on the journey your IIIa has given up.

    Bruce

    God, I'm getting sentimental over this thing and it doesn't even work, yet.