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12-26-2015, 11:16 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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So recently my grandfather has noticed my interest in digital photography and, as he was an avid film photographer, we've been talking about cameras and photography a lot lately. Today, we were over at the grandparents' house for Christmas, my grandfather pulled me aside and said he wanted to show me something. He pulled out an argus a-4, a Minolta maxxum with a 50mm f/1.7 lens, and get this, a Leica IIIf with a collapseable summittar 5cm f/2 lens. He said he wants me to keep them all! I am really looking forward to getting some film and using the rangefinder although it does probably need a CLA (is there anyone here that will do so at a reasonable cost?). The Minolta is a nice get too as it was one of the first cameras with a built in autofocus system and will also be fun to shoot with. The argus is not really anything special but even so, I will still probably run a few rolls through it. Overall, I'm extremely excited about getting these free cameras and being able to use each!

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Congratulations! He will bee thrilled that you cherish them.
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QuoteOriginally posted by connor.nolan Quote
....using the rangefinder although it does probably need a CLA (is there anyone here that will do so at a reasonable cost?)....
That is a very nice set of cameras. For a CLA you might drop Eric an email to see if he would be able to work on them.
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Try Youxin Ye for the IIIf service. He has done CLA and curtain replacements on several old Leicas for me, and is some less expensive that the other Leica techs I use, and generally faster as well. YYeCAMERA

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Lucky know its still the Christmas season.

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