I am winding up collecting cameras for the foreseeable future. I am disposing of any that don't fit in with my 1953-1958 (was 1954-1957) theme or my classic Canon and Minoltas (which I'll still be looking for) so I will have a few cameras for sale. And some lenses too.
I want to wind up my collection with a biggie from my birth year (1957) I have my eye on the Leica lllg with the collapsible Elmar. The lllf is just within my time frame, but an early lllg would be nice.
I'm going to pop over to Real Camera in Manchester to see what they have. I want a good condition and fully operational camera because I'm going to use it a lot.
The M3 is also my birth year camera but I prefer the classic looks of the screw fit Leicas.
I am not interested in another camera that is just as good - Unless its special.
The dream cameras are:
Leica lllg would definitely use it
Alpa Reflex 6 would definitely use it
Reid lll would use it.
Rolleiflex 2.8E unlikely to use it much
Hasselblad 500C (early model) unlikely to use it much.
Leica M3 would use it but last on the list for a reason.
I'd hope that £500 ought to cover anything in this range. But I can go quite a bit higher if necessary.
Your comments please or offers. Hurrah, my 1000'th post!
Post by paulhofseth on Nov 3, 2016 14:24:47 GMT -5
I gave up my IIIg for a Nikon SP, then eventually opted for the very nice M3 where the framelines were "projected in mid air" if you kept both eyes open. The IIIg had a far better viewfinder than the previous ones, but not all that good.