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Leica IIIg Camera with 50mm Lens

Leica IIIg Camera with 50mm Lens

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.
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date made
ca 1957-1967
place made
Germany: Hesse, Wetzlar
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
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National Museum of American History
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