This double-stroke M3 is paired with a Leitz Wetzlar 35mm Summaron f/2.8
Body SN: 900867
Lens SN: 1754076
The Leica M3 is a 35 mm rangefinder camera by Ernst Leitz GmbH (now Leica Camera AG), introduced in 1954. It was a new starting point for Leitz, which until then had only produced screw-mount Leica cameras that were incremental improvements to its original Leica (Ur-Leica). The M3 introduced several features to the Leica, among them the combination of viewfinder and rangefinder in one bright window, the bayonet lens mount, and the 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.
We photograph each individual camera that we sell and the photographs are part of the listing. You will receive the camera in the photos. Inspect photos for information about condition. On this M3, note the spot where black paint has worn away at the top of the back door, light wear to the bottom plate, and a slight indentation near the serial number (see top-down photo). The leatherette is new. The Summaron is very clean; additional lens photos available upon request.
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