Dating all the way back to 1935, this Leica IIIa comes with its original brown leather case!
The Leica IIIa, or Leica IIIa (G), is a 35mm rangefinder camera introduced by Leica in 1935 as an upgraded Leica III, adding a 1/1000s shutter speed.
The main feature of the Leica IIIa is the shutter speed range from T (shutter remains open), 1 second, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 and 1/20 on the front dial; 1/40, 1/60, 1/100, 1/200, 1/500, 1/1000 and Z (shutter remains open while release button is depressed) on the top dial.
The Leica IIIa was produced from 1935 (serial number 156,201) to 1948 (serial number 356,550) in Wetzlar, and from 1948 to 1950 in the Saar (356,701-357,200), with approx. 91,000 total units made.
~Perfect for a beginner through to professionals!
Overall condition - Excellent condition for age - 8/10
Example photos can be found here - https://www.lomography.com/cameras/3339286-leica-iiia/photos
Manual can be found here - https://www.cameramanuals.org/leica_pdf/leica_iiia.pdf
This camera has been cleaned, mechanically tested and is in full working condition. Light seals are replaced when necessary.
- We gladly accept returns within 30 days of delivery or pick up if the item arrives defective outside of the detailed conditions when purchased or if any initial defects are present upon receiving the item.