Leica CL + Summicron C 40mm + Kodak Trix 400

Gear
Leica CL
Summicron C 40mm

Recipe
TriX 400 (shot @ 400 and 3200, developed @ 3200)
Xtol
1:1
13 min
Agitation: first 10 seconds of each minute.

My Leica CL story:
1 – The lens was not properly assembled so it had front focusing issues.
2 – The meter, which is working, was reading about +3 stops.
Went for repair

3 – When I got it back I loaded a roll of film and it made the advance lever jam and the whole thing got stuck.
Went for repair.

4 – I got it back again a couple of weeks ago and, again, when loading a roll of film the white plastic thing on the take up spool broke in half.
5 – The rangefinder has a severe vertical misalignment.

Love it despite all the little, or not so little, things one has to deal when using an old mechanic camera. My CL is cranky, has seen better days but it still gets the job done.

Leica CL, Summicron C 40mm, TriX 400 @ 3200. Xtol 1+1, 13 min.

Leica CL, Summicron C 40mm, TriX 400 @ 3200. Xtol 1+1, 13 min.

Leica CL, Summicron C 40mm, TriX 400 shot 400 and developed @ 3200. Xtol 1+1, 13 min.

Leica CL, Summicron C 40mm, TriX 400 shot 400 and developed @ 3200. Xtol 1+1, 13 min.

Leica CL, Summicron C 40mm, TriX 400 shot 400 and developed @ 3200. Xtol 1+1, 13 min.

Leica CL, Summicron C 40mm, TriX 400 shot 400 and developed @ 3200. Xtol 1+1, 13 min.

Leica CL, Summicron C 40mm, TriX 400 @ 3200. Xtol 1+1, 13 min.

Leica CL, Summicron C 40mm, TriX 400 @ 3200. Xtol 1+1, 13 min.

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2 comments
  1. Raphael machia said:

    Muito bom paulo!estive c uma na mao faz uns tempos, estive prestes a comprar la mas o negocia nao concretizou se.
    Mas depois desses problemas que te deu desencorajou me um pouco!
    Problema de parte as fotos estao como sempre muito boas

    Abraco amigo e feliz natal

    • Raphael amigo!
      Sabes, a minha CL é rabugenta, já teve melhores dias mas ainda está aqui para as curvas!
      Assim como o dono, ahahah

      Grande abraço e Boas Festas para ti também.

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