Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/05/31

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Contax IIa shutter
From: lrzeitlin at (Lawrence Zeitlin)
Date: Wed May 31 11:07:21 2006
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In rereading my intemperate reply to MSmall, I realized that I erred  
in the description of the Contax IIa shutter. Tapes are still used to  
hold the aluminum slats in alignment but they do not participate in  
the determination of shutter speed. A bit of stretching doesn't seem  
to be much of a problem. I was also sent an eMail off list telling me  
that Cameraquest still repairs Contax IIa and IIIa cameras but not  
the older models. I was informed that the price of a CLA is $175.  
That's not too bad. I had 2 old M3s CLAd by Sherry Krauter for about  
$400 several years ago. Unfortunately, since I converted almost fully  
to digital, all these lovely cameras are wrapped in Ziplock cocoons  
and resting in my storage drawer. I would sell the neighbor's  
firstborn for an affordable digital camera (i.e. under $1000) which  
could mount M lenses. Even if it was made in China.

Larry Z

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