Cleaned rangefinder camera in [Excellent-], tested and fully working condition.
The Serial Number is 804510 and it was made in 1955 in Germany.
– Leica Summicron 50mm f2 collapsible (Both caps)
– Original leather pouch
– Restrapo neck strap
– Manual (EN)
– Body cap
– 3x Leica Filter (orange, yellow, UVa)
The camera was fully serviced (CLA) and checked by ACR.
Work that has been done:
– Shutter drum and rollers cleaned and lubricated.
– Slow speed escapement cleaned and lubricated.
– Shutter balanced, lubricated and speeds calibrated.
– Winding mechanism cleaned and lubricated
– Shutter baffle repainted.
– Rangefinder cleaned and calibrated.
– Vulcanite cleaned and treated.
– Fully checked.
Scroll through the images for some impressions.
They are shot with another M3 by florianborn.
Scroll images for examples.
There are some signs of use.
Scratches and marks. Bigger ones on the base plate.
Two dents on the top plate.
Patina on the back door and on the viewfinder ring.
Very clear and cleaned viewfinder with normal inclusions and adjusted rangefinder.
There is a small dust spot visible in the rangefinder.
Very clean on the inside.
The Leica Summicron 50mm f2 collapsible has some signs of use.
The serial number is 1318456 and was made in 1955 in Germany.
The Lens elements were cleaned and the tube guiding felts were replaced by Retus Rieben.
Small scratches and marks on the body.
Very small cleaning scratches in the front element. (Has no negative effect on the image quality).
No fungus, no fog, and normal dust inclusions in the lens.
We grant a three months warranty on this set.
The Leica M3 is a legendary full mechanical 35mm rangefinder camera by Ernst Leitz GmbH (Leica ) introduced in 1954. It was a new starting point for Leitz, which until then had only produced screw-mount Leica cameras. The M3 introduced several features to the Leica, among them the combination of viewfinder and rangefinder in one bright window, like on the Contax II, the famous Leica M bayonet lens mount, and rapid film advance lever. It was the most successful model of the M series, with over 220,000 units sold by the time production of the M3 model ended in 1966.
The M3 has an exceptionally bright viewfinder with a high magnification factor of 0.92×, which is useful in critical focusing, and especially with long lenses.
It has Framelines for 50, 90 and 135mm are shown, although none for any wider lenses. However, Leica solved this problem in two different ways.
You can use a separate viewfinder slid into the accessory shoe.
Or u use the so-called Leica „Specs“ or „glasses“: These auxiliary lenses/prisms are put in front of the viewfinder and rangefinder windows for the 35mm focal length.
The M3 offers shutter speeds from 1 to 1/1000sec. + Bulb.
It is a very beautiful piece of German craftsmanship.
Please take a close look at the pictures.