West Yorkshire Cameras. Corn Exchange, Leeds. shop website. They do mail order too!
I heard about them via the manager of Wilkinsons Cameras in Warrington. A customer told him he runs a camera shop in Leeds, Yorkshire. I paid them a visit. A tiny shop full of very reasonably priced old cameras and lenses. I met the one of the owners, he's from Warrington, my home town. very young but knowledgeable.
I bought a tiny Kodalux meter for my Leica and a Minolta mini-bellows. Its beautiful. Very reasonably priced too. Both in mint condition and the meter working for just over £50. The shop even had a freebies bargain bin. I picked up a strap for my Rollei 35B. They have a unique fitting. Happy days!!
Altogether it's a lovely shop, it's cheap, has good staff and it's not too far from the train station. They are moving to another unit nearby with more shelf space to display all the boxes of cameras stored behind the counter.
What I bought: Kodalux. It's so tiny. Not much more then an inch wide
I took the fitting off the back and replaced it with a Sony E fitting. A simple, reversible job. Now I can use those long focus lenses with a more elegant mounting solution. Pictured with a E-Rokkor with M39-M42 ring attached to an M42-MD adapter.
Last Edit: Feb 6, 2015 18:38:33 GMT -5 by philbirch
I put the screw holes in just the wrong position so the bellows fitted a few degrees clockwise too much. Rather than re-drill new holes right next to the original (and weakening the mount) I drilled a new 'lock hole' for the body's lens lock mechanism and filled the original with epoxy. Perfect - if a little untidy seen from the back. As I said before this mod is reversible.
I have some long focus lenses I'd like to use with this.