Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/08/11

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Subject: [Leica] New member - iso film take-up spool
From: eduardoalbesi at (Eduardo Albesi)
Date: Sat Aug 11 14:20:02 2007
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Hi Will,
welcome on board.
Enjoy your screwmount Leica.

I think that there is no more new life for the dead cell lightmeter.
I'd rather look into a handheld solution or better yet, a Cosina- 
Voigtl?nder VC-Meter II (info here: 


Ed Albesi
PS: offlist email sent re the take up spool

El 11/08/2007, a las 12:17, William Seibert escribi?:

> Hello LUG!
> I just subscribed because I was recently given a Leica
> IIIc with two collapsible lenses, 50/3.5 and 35/3.5, a
> 35mm finder and an apparently dead light meter with a
> low-light attachment.  It is my first Leica, though I
> have enjoyed a FED 2 for a few years and the joys of
> rangefinder photography.
> First of all, I'm desperately in need of a film take
> up spool!  If anyone has a spare that they're willing
> to sell, please email me on or off list.  My email is
>  Thank you for your
> consideration - I'm just chomping at the bit wanting
> to get shooting!
> Secondly, is there any way to revive a dead light
> meter?  The needle jumps up when I attach the low
> light attachment, but otherwise the needle rests at
> the bottom of the window.  I'd imagine a replacement
> selenium cell (if that's what's in it) is the answer,
> but I'm afraid that no one makes these.  Any thoughts?
>  Or is a light meter funeral in order?
> Thank you for your time.
> Will Seibert
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