Leica IIIa with 35mm f3.5 Summaron Lens and Cap

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Description
This 1937 Leica IIIa is part of a batch made with chrome rather than black paint finish. The 35mm f/3.5 Summaron was not manufactured until 1949 and is not contemporary with the camera. When this Leica was made, the wide angle lens available was the 35mm f/3.5 Elmar. The use of a 35mm lens on a Leica body was popular with many photographers because of the compactness of the lens.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1937
maker
Leica
Ernst Leitz
place made
Deutschland: Hessen, Wetzlar
Measurements
overall: 2 5/8 in x 5 1/8 in x 2 in; 6.6675 cm x 13.0175 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
PG.71.100
accession number
1993.0135
catalog number
71.100
serial number
260678
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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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