Leica M3 with 135mm f4 lens

Leica M3 with 135mm f/4 lens

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Description
Part of the Hanes collection of Leica cameras and accessories.
This is an early M3 camera fitted with a Leica telephoto lens. The 135mm f/4 Elmar lens in bayonet mount was introduced in 1960 and replaced the 135mm f/4.5 Hektor introduced in 1933.
Camera; Leica M-3, Serial No.: #750244, with an Elmar lens-135mm f4; Serial No.: 1893921 and cap. Camera is black and silver. “Leica D.R.P. Ernst Leitz GMBH, Wetzlar, Germany” is on top of camera. Cap is scratched.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
camera
Camera
date made
1955-60
maker
Ernst Leitz
Leica
place made
Germany
Germany: Hesse, Wetzlar
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in x 7 in; 6.985 cm x 13.97 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
2011.0268.09
accession number
2011.0268
catalog number
2011.0268.09
serial number
750244
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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