Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/07[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
> I have just returned from London where I acquired a beautiful IIIg from > Andrew at The Classic Camera in Pied Bull Yard off Bury street. It also has > the instruction book but nowhere in the booklet does it suggest that you > need to trim the film leader as is the case with older LTM camera bodies. I When Sherry Krauter CLA'd my IIIf, she included a photocopy of notice from Leitz stating that the leader should be trimmed. It was dated (by Leitz) 1981. I strongly suggest you trim the leader per Leitz specs (10 cm or so for leader length). I used my IIIf for 20 years with no problems but I also loaded film in a manner that was very "leader friendly" and painfully slow. But now I'll probably always trim the leader; the IIIf is so wonderful to use after its CLA that I don't dare mess it up.