Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/06/23

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Subject: Re: [Leica] IIIf at 1/1000: is this normal behavior?
From: Guido Soprano <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 12:26:41 EDT


Mine has always done the same (BD though). Works fine. But I'd be interested 
to know why/what's going on.

Guido, in search of a user-grade but opto-mechanically perfect 1959 IIIG 
(955001-956500, 968501-970000, 971501-972000, 980501-982000)

>From: "Moore,Andrew" <>
>Subject: [Leica] IIIf at 1/1000: is this normal behavior?
>Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 11:40:56 -0400
>I have a IIIf (red dial) that has intermittent problems with the
>1/1000 shutter speed.  To change the shutter speed, I lift the dial
>upwards, turn it to a new setting, and let it drop back down to its
>normal position (with the bottom of the dial resting more or less
>directly on the body's top plate).  But on the 1/1000 speed position,
>the dial drops back down only part-way, leaving a slight gap (1 mm or
>so) between the top plate and the bottom of the dial.  Could this be
>related to the problems I've having at that speed, or is this normal
>for a IIIf?
>no archive

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