Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2011/12/10

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Subject: [Leica] Leica lllF RD
From: vick.ko at (Vick Ko)
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2011 14:55:56 -0500
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Price is very good.  There is a lot of variation on IIIf prices.

No quirks, as long as you are used to shooting Barnack Leicas.

The shutter dial rotates when fired, and must be cocked to set the 
speed.  So don't knock the shutter dial when taking photos.


On 12/10/2011 2:52 PM, Barry Hinderks wrote:
> A question for the users of the above camera. I had a chance to handle 
> one yesterday and was amazed by the feel, size and precision. Compared 
> to my M6 it is tiny. How is it as a real world shooter? I know about 
> the loading qualities and the split rangefinder and viewfinder but are 
> there any other quirks?
> The one I looked at is for sale and the fellow is asking $250USD. The 
> curtains are good, shutter speeds look good from the images produced 
> the other day, there are the usual tiny, tiny marks on the bottom 
> plate and a few on the top plate, no dents or dings and the vulcanite 
> is all there. Is the ask price reasonable and how serviceable are the 
> LTMs?
> Many thanks
> BarryH
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