Leitz Wetzlar Hektor 4.5/135

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Leitz Wetzlar Hektor 4.5/135

Post by PFMcFarland » Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:46 pm

I've been putting a Leica IIIf kit together ever since my 66th birthday, and finally completed the lens group with the Hektor 4.5/135. It came with a 50mm M-Mount adapter and rear cap, the original front cap, and was supposed to come with the E39-Summitar filter mount converter but the seller took it off while packing things up because the cap would not fit over it and forgot to include it in the box. It's on the way now all by itself.

I had to clean out the haze between the rear and middle elements which didn't take much time. I counted six bubbles in the elements. Put it back together and mounted on the camera for a portrait.

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Leica IIIf with Hektor 4.5/135 by P F McFarland, on Flickr

With the 12575 Hood

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Leica IIIf with Hektor 4.5/135 and 12575 Hood by P F McFarland, on Flickr

I might not use it much, but it will come in handy some day.

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Re: Leitz Wetzlar Hektor 4.5/135

Post by Brazile » Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:17 am

What a handsome kit, PF! I look forward to seeing what you produce with it in your wanderings...

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Re: Leitz Wetzlar Hektor 4.5/135

Post by titrisol » Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:45 pm

Dang boy! you should put a porn alert next time!
I had never seen a Hektor in real life, thanks for the pictures
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Re: Leitz Wetzlar Hektor 4.5/135

Post by melek » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:10 am

That's a good looking lens. I like it a lot. Even in that photo, you can really see the high quality of the construction.
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Re: Leitz Wetzlar Hektor 4.5/135

Post by alexvaras » Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:12 pm

Very nice set, looking forward to see the photos taken with it!

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Re: Leitz Wetzlar Hektor 4.5/135

Post by Julio1fer » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:21 pm

The IIIf is a sweet Barnack to build a kit around. Please remind us about the other lenses and gear? a bit of candy for collectors eye...

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Re: Leitz Wetzlar Hektor 4.5/135

Post by PFMcFarland » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:23 pm

As per request:

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Leica IIIf Kit by P F McFarland, on Flickr

Leica IIIf Red Dial
Summaron 3.5/3.5, SBLOO, Filters, 12505
Summitar 2/5.0, SBOOI, Filters, 12585H
Elmar 4/9.0, SGVOO, 12575
Hektor 4.5/13.5, SHOOC
NOOKY-HEESUM
Sekonic Digi Lite F L-328
Table Pod with Small Ball Head TOOUG, FIAKU (14100, 14108)

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Re: Leitz Wetzlar Hektor 4.5/135

Post by alexvaras » Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:03 am

That’s something beautiful!

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Re: Leitz Wetzlar Hektor 4.5/135

Post by Julio1fer » Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:31 am

Thanks PF, you made my day! Beautiful set!

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