Leica III

Leica III

Infobox camera
camera_name = Leica III

caption = Leica IIIf fitted with a Summar 50mm f/1.5 and a viewfinder. This particular model does not feature a self-timer.
type = 35 mm rangefinder camera
lens_mount = M39 lens mount
focus = manual
exposure = manual
flash = cold shoe
frame-rate =
dimensions =
The Leica III is a rangefinder camera introduced by Leica in 1933, and produced in parallel with the Leica II series. Several models were produced over the years, with significant improvements.

The Leica III uses a coupled rangefinder distinct from the viewfinder. The viewfinder is set for a 50mm lens; use of shorter or longer lenses requires installing an alternate viewfinder on the accessory socket [Unification of the rangefinder and the viewfinder occurred with the introduction of the Leica M3, allowing quick framing and focusing in a single operation. The M3 viewfinder is also able to display viewlines for 50, 90 and 135mm lenses] .


Notes and references

External links

* [http://www.photoethnography.com/ClassicCameras/index-frameset.html?LeicaIII.html~mainFrame Leica III] by Karen Nakamura
* [http://www.ozdoba.net/leica/schraub_hist_e.html History of the Screw Mount Leicas]
* [http://www.cosmonet.org/camera/leica3_e.htm Leica III made since 1933]
* [http://elshaw.tripod.com/LTM2.html Leica Screwmount]

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