Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/11

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Subject: Re: [Leica] RF Filters
From: "Christopher Williams" <>
Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 07:22:11 -0500
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And the early black II's had a yellow filter built in to the rangefinder

Chris Williams
New Orleans

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From: "Marc James Small" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, May 10, 2002 11:38 PM
Subject: [Leica] RF Filters

At 08:49 AM 5/11/02 +0800, Karina Klaas wrote:
>Yesterday the gentleman that sold me my Leica,  suggested taping
>(temporarily) a small piece of yellow gelatine film over the rangefinder
>window. This apparently brightens the focus area and helps focussing in low
>light conditions.
>Has anyone done this/can confirm it works?

Sure, and yes it does.  Leitz made orange clip-on windows for the LTM
cameras as follows:

ORAKO (also, 65,920/14057) black mount for Leica II, III, IIIa 1936 - 1962
ORAKO-CHROM (also, 65,922) as above, but in chrome mount 1936 - 1939
OKARO (also, 65,925/14058) chrome mount for IIIb, IIIc, IIIf, IIIg 1939 -

The ORAKO cost $1.50 in 1939 and $2.70 in 1962;  the OKARO cost $1.50 in
1939 and $3.00 in 1962.

Marc  FAX:  +276/343-7315
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