Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/02/11

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Subject: [Leica] Newcomer
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Wed Feb 11 10:25:00 2009
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Hi Jan,

I started out with a IIIa from 1935, which I purchased in 1952.  If Sherry 
says it is functionally ok, that looks to be a good price.  Good luck.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jan van Rooyen" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 11:59 AM
Subject: [Leica] Newcomer

> Hello! I am new. My name is Jan ("yahn", Dutch for John) van Rooyen and I 
> am
> a violin maker living in Gainesville, Florida, USA. I don't even have a
> Leica yet! I have used two Zorki-6 cameras for 10 years now with the
> following lenses: Snapshot Skopar 4/25, collapsible 3.5/50 Industar (Elmar
> copy), black 2/50 Jupiter and black 2/85 Jupiter (Sonnar copies) plus a
> revolving turret viewfinder. I am also an avid Exakta/Exa user with 
> several
> bodies and lenses from 16mm to 500mm, and have a few nice Retina's. I am a
> user, not a collector (although my wife does not always see it like 
> this!).
> I am now trying to purchase a IIIa 1937 Leica body from Sherry Krauter and
> am also bidding on eBay for a body. I would like to have and use a pre-war
> camera. I hope to be a Leica user soon and to enjoy membership in your
> Group.
> Best regards,
> -- Jan
> Jan H van Rooyen
> Violin maker
> Gainesville Violins Inc
> Facebook: Jan van Rooyen
> Phone 352-331-5555
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