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    Leica IIIa - shutter release collar

    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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    I should have known - no matter what the question, the answer is ebay!
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Shutter-ring-col...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Apparently this supplier has quite a lot of remanufactured parts of the kind which might be missing on old Leicas:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=160113174199

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    The camera works fine without it anyway.

    David.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woolliscroft View Post
    The camera works fine without it anyway.

    David.
    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



 

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