Thank you. I was hoping the copal shutter might be somewhat simpler, but maybe not. I might just shoot it w/ a red filter, which would give me 2-3 stops, rate the film at 100, and be done w/ it. The last time I shot Tri-X at 100 it looked surprisingly good.
I've sent cameras out to be repaired w/ mixed results. Often the repairers tell me that on an old shutter, one stop variation is within spec, which is about where I am anyway. I've overhauled leaf shutters on Rolleiflex and folders, but they're obviously not a copal shutter. Maybe a work-around w/ the ISO and filter is safer, and for sure cheaper. It's a fine old camera w/ the nicest "snick" you ever heard when you press the shutter button.
My Leica lens is an R lens Dan. I should have noted that in the original post. It works in stop down mode on Nikons w/ one of those cheap $20 knockoff Leitax mounts on the lens. Anything to keep from having to shoot it on a Leica R body, all of which I've tried, and none of which are as nice as the Nikkormat, for me anyway.
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