Leica IIIC Rangefinder 35mm Film Camera. 1946-7 Fitted With an excellent Summitar F/2 – 50mm lens. Also included is an original lens cap an Okaro orange rangefinder push fit contrast filter & Summitar Leitz screw fit yellow filter. Camera Body: Mechanically all functions as designed but the slower shutter speeds 1sec – 30th are not reliable and a service, clean and lubricate is recommended if the intention is to use this camera with film. The take up spool is present, the rangefinder contrast box is easily visible and the viewfinder clear. The diopter focus functions. The vulcanite covers are complete but I note just beneath the lens they have separated. The focal plane curtain is excellent and internally this camera is clean. In extremely good cosmetic condition, the finish on the top of the camera is excellent, no brassing to the knobs which is unusual for a camera this age. It possible indicates the camera was not used too often.. The cameras base plate has marks which are best described viewing image 12. Lens: Summitar F/2 50mm. Earlier version with 10 bladed diaphragm and coated lens. This one has a faint haze which is common on all these lenses, it is often totally invisible to the naked eye and is only visible when inspecting down the barrel into a 150 watt studio light. See Ken Rockwell link below, he has written a well researched article on the Summitar. This lens has had an L conical filter fitted (which is included) and undoubtedly it has served to protect this lens magnificently. I was quite pleasently surprised at the condition as these older lenses are known to have soft glass. The chromed brass metal work is pristine, no loss, scratches or dents. The scale is in metres. Included is a genuine push fit lens cap. Pictures paint a thousand words and as such my images form part of this description. If you like this kinda of stuff I offer then please consider adding me to your favourites list. The item “Leica IIIC Rangefinder + Summitar F/2 50mm Lens C1947″ is in sale since Thursday, June 21, 2018. This item is in the category “Cameras & Photography\Vintage Photography\Vintage Cameras\Rangefinder Cameras”. The seller is “enteranything” and is located in Ely. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Manufacturer warranty: None
- Brand: Leica
- Product Type: Rangefinder