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My very first Leica was a IIIc which I still use, most often with its 2/5cm Summarit. I also have a IIIf RDST with a 1.5/2cm Summarit and a IIIg with a 2/5cm collapsible Summicron on it. I most often use these cameras for street photograph with their normal lenses, though I have a small collection of aftermarket lenses (Soviet 5.6/20, 6/28, 2.8/35, 1.5/50, 2/50, 2/85, and 4/135, and a 2x Tele-Converter, along with a 2/50 Cooke Amotal and a couple of 3.5/105 Stewartry Trinols along with a 4.5/105 PAM Britar). I also have a PLOOT and a Visoflex I, II, and IIa in LTM, along with a 4.5/20cm Telyt, 4.8/280 Telyt, and 5/400 Telyt, along with a Kilfitt 4/300 Pan-Tele-Kilar with the fitment to the Viso housings. The Viso rig also allows me to use several of my telescopes including my 1300mm Questar, for which I have a 1.5X Barlow. Thus, in the end, I can go from 20mm wide to 1950mm long. And I have several dozen macro lenses I can hook up via a Bellows II to the Viso II or IIa rig to allow macrophotography down to 12mm or 16mm. And I also have an LC60 meter for these lads, along with a slew of later Leica-Meters, all overhauled by George Milton within the past decade. I own a bunch of single-focal-length and multiple-length viewfinders from a late Leitz one to a bunch of German and Soviet ones. So, in the end, I often use one of these camearas or the other (the IIIc most commonly) for street photography but I have been known to use them for everything else as well. I even photographed a wedding once with my IIIc -- one of the few professional wedding shots I've done -- when my M3 broke on me as I was loading it. The pictures, of course, came out perfectly -- the virtues of the camera often make up for the, well, lack of expertise on the part of the photographer. Marc email@example.com FAX: +540/343-7315 Cha robh b?s fir gun ghr?s fir!