The Leica IIIC has shown some defects in the summer after 6 or rolls shot. One of rolls was showing a white line 3/4 horizontally and one roll from Taiwan was half black. Both defec
ts were characterized by the web and the repair man as issues with the curtains. The repair man was quite frank and told me that well this was a nice camera, but not as much though after as a IIIf, so I may consider if I want to repair it or not. But after much thoughts and a bit of walking into various shops I finally decided to have it done.
I am not sure I would dare give the price of the repair; but let’s say that it is more than what I paid for the body. 2 long weeks to wait (Time ) and here is the beast. The old curtain sure shows some holes and the new one looks …. like new. The body is uber clean and the guy has cleaned the rangefinder and the viewfinder and it’s a pleasure to peep through them.
Now for the story I went to my lab next door and bought a roll for test (Kodak trix, what else) but when I started asking for a pair of scissor to proceed with cutting the lead, one “specialist” showed me the proper way to load the film without cutting … 2 hours and 36 shots later I realized the operation failed ! Damn’it
Also after 36 missed shot and two films (including these pictures) the trigger is locked in depressed position and I have to bring it back to the shop (still waiting for the verdict, but I suspect this may be either something that went wrong during the repair or related to the savage loading).
Anyway, I did a bit of way around with the Summitar 50mm F2 for the first roll and here are some shots.I really like this small camera, but I hope I will get it in a better shape soon.
Below taken wide open at dusk, probably 1/60s F2.2
First picture in Chinese Thanks Giving on orchard road in Singapore
Three next are taken during the night at a restaurant in Chinatown Singapore
So let’s stick a third film in the Hassie and go around town with it. First stop, one Fullerton for dinner, opposite Marina Bay Sands.
For going out the Hassie and a Tripod are a bit bulky but that’a all right.
The light is measured with the Sekotic 380, 1/15 second, F2.8, I pressed the pre-release to avoid camera shake and here you go! My first night capture!
Camera: Hasselblad 500 CM Lens: Planar 80mm CF T* Film: Kodal Ektar 100 Scanner: Epson V500 Processing: LR3+PS Elements 4.0
My account reached one hundred thousand (100000) views on Flickr this week, probably nothing to be too proud about, surely a big part of it have not even been seen. But yet, some have, so thank you flickr.
“Site Under Construction”, at Marina Bay Financial Center (MBF) in Singapore.
On the way to my new office MBF Tower 2, the construction continues. Tower 3, maybe 4 ? I don’t know – don’t care really. But nice shot opportunities.
Camera:Nikon D700 Lens:Tamron 28mmf2.5 Adaptall 2 (aka the infamous) Processing:LR3+PS Elements 4.0