Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/03/03

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Subject: [Leica] New to Leica
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 21:29:44 -0600
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Hi Jan,

Glad that you found a good Leica.  The II is a great place to start.  All of 
the lenses should work fine.  I have found the Jupiter 12 to be a very good 

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jan van Rooyen" <jan at>
To: <lug at>
Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 2009 9:22 PM
Subject: [Leica] New to Leica

>I am the "new boy" from Florida who recently joined the LUG, converting 
> two Zorki-6's to a newly-serviced Leica II (1934, # 146223) in fantastic
> working condition, smooth and quiet as a Rolls-Royce - my first Leica 
> ever.
> My first Leitz lens is on its way to me, a user but clean 4/90 Elmar. My
> other LTM lenses are 4/25 Color-Skopar Shapshot with its viewfinder, 
> 2.8/35
> Jupiter-12, 2/50 Jupiter-8, 3.5/50 collapsible Industar, 2/85 Jupiter and
> 4/135 Jupiter, plus Russian revolving turret viewfinder. My favorites are
> the 25mm and 85mm lenses. I did not find the bottom loading hard at all 
> and
> am almost through my first film! So exciting to have such a nice new toy. 
> I
> specifically wanted a pre-WWII Leica camera ... a dream since 1959 when I
> was in Grade Eleven and became camera-conscious. A long wait! - Jan van
> Rooyen, Violin Maker.
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