Leica M3 Camera with 50mm f1.4 lens

Description
This model M3 has a lever wind that only requires a single stroke to advance the film. Early models required two strokes. The Summilux lens was the first Leica lens with an aperture as fast as f/1.4. Complete with Summilux lens hood. The selenium cell MC meter mounted on the camera couples to the shutter speed dial. The lens aperture required can be read off the meter dial after the shutter speed has been selected.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
camera
date made
1960
maker
Leica
Measurements
overall: 10.5 cm x 17.5 cm x 9 cm; 4 1/8 in x 6 7/8 in x 3 9/16 in
place made
Deutschland: Hessen, Wetzlar
ID Number
2002.0333.01
accession number
2002.0333
catalog number
2002.0333.01
serial number
999396
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Leica Cameras
Photography
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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