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

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
Object Name
camera
date made
1937
maker
Leica
Ernst Leitz
place made
Deutschland: Hessen, Wetzlar
ID Number
1993.0135.01
accession number
1993.0135
catalog number
71.100
serial number
260678
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Leica Cameras
Photography
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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