Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/05/09

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Subject: RE: [Leica] IIIf love at first click
From: "Zeissler, Mitch" <>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 17:33:44 -0400

Sherry does CLAs on LTM bodies as a work of love; her bread and butter
work is on the Ms.  As such, her backlog when I had my IIIf RDDA done in
'99 was significant and she had mine for most of a year before it was
finally finished.  It is in tip top condition now though, and I really
enjoy using it.

/Mitch Zeissler

- -----Original Message-----
From: Bill Harting []
Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2001 2:52 PM
Subject: [Leica] IIIf love at first click

I have just acquired a IIIf, black dial, in very good cosmetic shape,
the slow shutter speeds appear not to work. Furthermore the camera has
unused for many years and undoubtedly could use a cleaning and
adjustment. I
have run one roll of film through it, using the f3.5 Elmar 50mm that
it (a lens in fact that I used for some years in the early '70s as an
enlarger lens) with delightful results for the higher shutter speeds.

This is the first time I have handled a IIIf  (I have an M2, 3 and 4)
and I
love the weight, size and
appearance. I can see it getting a lot of use in the future.

The slow speed symptom is that the shutter behaves as if it were set on
it remains open as long as the shutter button is depressed, then closes.
have followed directions on setting speeds in the 1962 Leica Manual.

Question is, are there any special concerns about CLA, is anyone
expert? I've had very good experiences with Sherry Krauter recently. I
will probably use this camera some with flash, and have absorbed the
conversations on this list, though these mostly referred to the red dial
version. Any tips, anyone?

bill harting

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