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Leica IIIc - Leica 3c by Ernst Leitz - Wetzlar, GermanyLeica IIIc
by Ernst Leitz


Format: 24 x 36 mm on 135 film

Lens: interchangeable, LTM mount, coupled with the rangefinder

Shutter: curtain type, from 1/000 s to 1 s, without flash-sync (added afterwards by the former owner of the camera shown here)

Exposure modes: manual

Weight: 640 g with the 50 mm f/2 Summitar.




Made from 1940 to 1951, the Leica IIIc is the heir of a line of cameras with which the German manufacturer literally invented 35 mm photography in the hand of renowned photographers like Henri Cartier-Bresson. The one shown here, fitted out with a 50 mm f/2 Summitar lens, was made in 1950. This is the first Leica made of a one part die-cast body, making it much more rigid than its ancestors. The other characteristics remain the same than on previous models.