Leica IIIa with 50mm f2 Lens

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Description
Chrome finish Leica IIIa with a collapsible 50mm f/2 Summar. The first Summar lenses were in a rigid screw mount; however Leitz had a long tradition of making a standard lens that collapsed in the camera body, thus making the camera very compact. For a time they even made a 90mm telephoto that would collapse in the same way.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1938
maker
Leica
Ernst Leitz
place made
Deutschland: Hessen, Wetzlar
ID Number
1982.0774.08
catalog number
1982.0774.08
accession number
1982.0774
catalog number
82.774.08
serial number
272145
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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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