Leica IIIg Camera with 50mm Lens

Description
The Leica IIIg was the last of the screw mount Leica cameras and was manufactured after the introduction of M series bayonet mount Leica cameras in 1954. The camera has a self timer (also known as delayed action) lever on the front. This now common camera feature was late in coming to Leica cameras and was only introduced with later IIIf models in 1954. The collapsible Summicron lens on this camera was introduced in 1953 and used rare earth Lanthanum glass in a seven element design.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
camera
date made
ca 1957-1967
maker
Leica
Measurements
overall: 15.4 cm x 4.7 cm x 9.1 cm; 6 1/16 in x 1 7/8 in x 3 9/16 in
place made
Deutschland: Hessen, Wetzlar
ID Number
1996.0225.13
accession number
1996.0225
serial number
859827
catalog number
1996.0225.13
subject
Photography
Leica Cameras
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Leica Cameras
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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