Tuesday, December 11, 2007

RANDOM | ENRST LEITZ | LEICA IIIB (Leica F) - 1939

.. this is a rangefinder.... manufactured in 1933-1939 by Leica ....

... in order to look thru the viewfinder... one needs to really squint to see properly ... it is quite tiny ...... there's actually two viewfinder .. one to "see" what you are capturing .. another for focusing purposes...... thou there's an external accessories for it ....

.. built like a tank .... ( what do you expect if it was built during the World War) ... u can drop this on your foot .. if u want a bump on your foot that is ....

... the lens could be extended accordingly ....


...loads of dial ... and obviously ... everything is manual ... setting the aperture ..... the shutter speed....focusing.......and such ... hence the know how of manual photography is crucial here... in order to have a well exposed photo ....

... one interesting aspect of one of the many dials is...... for setting the shutter speed ... if u need to set the shutter to .. say 1/20s .. then u turn the knob to the 20 mark ... and the knob will rotate for 1/20s ... and if u want it to be at 1/200s.. then set it to the 200 mark ... and the knob will then move 1/200s ... i.e. the length of the opening of the shutter ....

... holding this classic ... ( won't say antique ) ... in your hand ... is like holding a piece of history ... or being a part of the history ... hmmm.... I suppose so .... oh well...

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