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COMPLETED 1936 Leica III with 2 lenses

Discussion in 'Completed Listings' started by MiguelATF, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF New to Leica Place

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    Mar 4, 2015
    Somewhere in the wilds of Southern Oregon
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    I've decided after some thinking that my analog/film shooting days are long past - and it's time to part with a camera which I inherited that's been in my family for decades. The camera is a 1936 Leica III - aka Leica Model F - a relatively rare black metal body model - and it comes with 2 lenses, a classic collapsible Elmar 50 cm, and a 35mm Canon. It was originally bought by my father, in the early 1950's; it's been used by both him, myself and my two brothers, who are also photographers. Though it may seem overly obvious, this Leica a wonderful piece of photographic history - as well as a still functional camera. It was recently 'tuned up' by a fine German Leica technician down in the Bay Area who did all the classic CLA functions, and also rebuilt a partially deteriorating (cloth) shutter.

    Though this camera looks beautiful sitting on my shelf, I want it to be used.

    My asking price for the entire package - camera, lenses, viewfinder, case/s - is $950. Or best offer. I know what the camera/lenses are worth. But I also want to make them 'affordable' - and 'buyable' - for a fellow photographer.

    1936LeicaIII.

    I can provide more detailed information and photographs for anyone seriously interested. But the bottom line is: though not in showroom-perfect pristine/collector condition, this is an old but working Leica in very good condition (for photographers) that's taken a lot of wonderful exposures in its lifetime...and I hope it will take more..

    Leica#1.

    The front of the camera -

    Leica#3.

    Seen from the top (note the serial number) -

    Leica#4.

    The back -

    Leica#5.

    The bottom -

    Leica#6.

    The film advance knob -

    Leica#8.

    The rewind knob -

    Leica#9.

    The camera with the Elmar lens extended -

    Leica#12.

    And finally the Canon 35mm lens -

    Leica#14.
     
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  2. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF New to Leica Place

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    Mar 4, 2015
    Somewhere in the wilds of Southern Oregon
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    And a few more photos -

    A closer view of the camera in its case -

    Leica#17.

    The case closed -

    Leica#19.

    The Canon 35mm lens in its individual carrying case, and the viewfinder that comes with it -

    Leica#20.

    A view looking down at the bottom of the camera with the bottom removed -

    Leica#21.

    And finally a closer view looking down at the bottom plate, with its original schematic diagram, and instructions (in German, of course) for film loading -

    Leica#23.
     
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    MiguelATF New to Leica Place

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    Mar 4, 2015
    Somewhere in the wilds of Southern Oregon
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    A few more detailed images of the 50mm collapsible Elmar lens -
     

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    MiguelATF New to Leica Place

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    Mar 4, 2015
    Somewhere in the wilds of Southern Oregon
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    NOTE: this thread was somehow incorrectly listed (by me) as FT (aka "For Trade") in the Buy & Sell section. It's not FT - it's FS aka "For Sale".
    Will consider any and all offers. My goal is to find a new owner for this camera + lenses who will continue its long (7 + decades) tradition of being used, frequently, by good photographers.
     
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    MiguelATF New to Leica Place

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    Mar 4, 2015
    Somewhere in the wilds of Southern Oregon
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    Price reduced.