Man Jewellery

Leica IIIf RD ST In Grey Griptac

Leica IIIf RD ST In Grey Griptac

Last weekend, I found a 1950-ties Leica IIIf Red Dial Self Timer in a store in Münster for a good price. Functions seemed ok, the collapsible f/3.5 5 cm Elmar is coated and hasn’t a single scratch. And if it’s a russian imitation, it’s good one …
Still, all was not well.
The leatherette was brittle and flaked away under the lensmount. That place was a sore spot on an otherwise shiny new thing! So I ordered a new covering from, in a daring mood, I chose grey Griptac material. It arrived this evening and wasn’t so hair-raising to apply as I had feared. The result is a rad piece of man jewellery, it even doubles as a grey card in photos shot with another camera, as this comparison with my Kodak grey cap shows:
Grey Cap And Grey Leica IIIf

Grey Cap And Grey Leica IIIf

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4 Responses to “Man Jewellery”

  1. Now That Is Sharp « Mostly Black & White Says:

    […] a contre jour situation Everybody knows that nothing lasts forever, not even the enthusiasm about a new (old) camera. Especially if the lens on it, a Leitz Elmar 3.5 5cm from the fifties, flares like mad on anything […]

  2. On Strike « Mostly Black & White Says:

    […] and down the other side to Kleinschmalkalden. Along that 15 km way, I gathered impressions with the Leica IIIf and the Heliar. Felt good to be a.) unreachable and b.) unencumbered by heavy photo equipment. […]

  3. All You Need Is … « Mostly Black & White Says:

    […] an old Leica IIIf, a good 50 mm lens, a wide 12 mm lens, an incident light meter and some film. Case in point: […]

  4. Instruments Old and New « Mostly Black & White Says:

    […] D7000 and the attendant digital nervousness, I’ve switched back a gear or two. Dug out my “greycard” Leica IIIf, slapped on the Heliar f/3.5 50 mm, pocketed the Sekonic L-398A incident meter and stopped worrying […]

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