Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/22

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica IIIf dim rangefinder
From: Guy Bennett <>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 09:19:58 -0800
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>> of M2/M3 rangefinders.  However, when I took my IIIf to Adolph Gasser in San
>> Francisco [I'm Bay Area] I was told that the internal rangefinder mechanisms
>> really could not be repaired and that I should just leave it.
>One thing you can do, if you haven't done so already, is buy a small
>circular orange cover for the RF window (on the lens side) which should
>increase contrast a bit.  I think Leitz made one, and I think Sherry might
>even have some available.  I used to use one on my IIIf.


Doesn't that little orange filter also make the rf harder to use in low
light (or so I've heard)?


In reply to: Message from Hailu Shack <> ([Leica] Leica IIIf dim rangefinder)