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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.) Marc email@example.com FAX: +540/343-7315 Cha robh bas fir gun ghras fir!