Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/03

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Need Help Using A IIIc/IIIf
From: Marc James Small <>
Date: Thu, 03 Sep 1998 18:05:52 -0400

At 01:29 PM 1998-09-03 -0700, Robert Rose, daring and intrepid soul, wrote:
>Throughly bummed out over the recent threads, I took some time out to
visit a camera store and ended up with a beautiful IIIc that had a IIIf
flash sync conversion.
>There is a lever underneath and coaxial to the rewind knob that seems to
affect the focus of the rangefinder.  What does this do, and when do I use it?

You almost certainly have a Black Dial conversion, as this was intended to
work with the same shutter as the IIIc has.  When Leica went to the Red
Dial IIIf, they used a new shutter assembly.

In any event, flash synchronization is "2" for the BD's, "20" for the RD's.
 (Personally, I prefer the BD's but, then, I've always felt the late
IIIf/IIIg shutter to be a tad rougher than the earlier IIIc/d/f BD one.)

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