111f is now complete

Discussion in 'Leica M Camera Forum' started by Iansky, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. Iansky

    Iansky Leica Place Rookie

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    Apr 8, 2014
    Today, I received my 5cm viewfinder and also my IROOA lens shade for the 5cm Summicron, both are in great condition and the viewfinder is "almost like new" - both were a real bargain and far less than buying from a Leica dealer who holds screw accessories.

    I have in turn taken a photo that I have used as my profile picture on this site and when I have more posts I will create an album to share the photos of the 111f equipment.

    In the meantime, here is a larger version of me with the 111f

    It is such a joy to handle and use!! Ian with 111f.
     
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  2. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 1, 2013
    Cool! Looking forward to seeing more images from this beautiful gem.
     
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  3. Iansky

    Iansky Leica Place Rookie

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    Apr 8, 2014
    Thanks Carl,

    It is a superb camera and so good to handle.
     
  4. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    What a great setup! That's a late collapsible Summicron, I have one close to it- very good performer.

    I need to take mine out this week.
     
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  5. Iansky

    Iansky Leica Place Rookie

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    Apr 8, 2014
    Thanks Brian,

    It certainly inspires as a camera kit and is a really pleasant change from the fast paced digital world.

    Looking forward to seeing the results from my first film through it.
     
  6. Iansky

    Iansky Leica Place Rookie

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    Apr 8, 2014
    Well, after running a film through it I discovered the shutter was sticking, contacted retailer as still under guarantee and they in turn sent it in for a CLA, now received it back so it has had both the body CLA'd and the lens cleaned and front element polished.

    Still need to put another film through it but it certainly seems a lot smoother!!

    Should now be good for another 40yrs!