You get a Leica M3 DS and Rolleiflex 2.8E that were the personal cameras owned and used by Groucho Marx. You get a cosmetically very nice looking Rolleiflex 2.8E with 80mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss Planar Lens. Made in Germany in 1966. PLEASE see the information listed below. 1: The advance is working smoothly. 2: The meter is working, but the EV scale adjustment (the red arrow in the meter window) is slipping. I never had the camera serviced so if you want to use this it should be done. If the winner would like this camera serviced please check with me after the auctions close. 3: The plastic meter cover is intact and is clean. 4: The shutter works at 8 and above, but the slow speeds are starting to stick. 5: The waist level finder works properly. 6: The focus screen looks good. 7: The focus works smoothly and the spacing is excellent. 8: The diaphragm works smoothly. 9: The focus is marked in feet. 10: The leather is 100% intact and looks very good. 11: The lens has no separation, fungus or obvious scratches. There is some dust that affects nothing. 12: The self timer works, but it is sticky so I would avoid using it unless you service the camera. There is just minor brassing under the strap connecting points. 14: The DOF scale is working properly. 15: The case looks decent. The back snap on the cases top is missing. 16: The lens cap is included. 17: I will include the original strap in good condition. 18: The camera has a Rolleikin counter installed. 19: I will include the white incident diffuser for the meter and the missing case flap snap in case you want to stitch it back on. This is one of the nicer Rolleiflex 2.8E cameras you will see. Overall a cosmetic 9 or ex+. This has been carefully used and has never been abused. You also get a nice looking Leica M3 DS with 5cm f/2 Collapsible Summicron lens. Body serial number M3 843055. Lens serial number 1376135. The body and lens were made in 1956. 1: The shutter works properly at all speeds. 2: The rangefinder is working and accurate. The contrast is excellent. 3: The self timer works. 4: The counter works. 5: The frameline selector works and all the lines are bright. 6: The lens diaphragm is working. 7: No oil on the blades. 8: The focus is in meters. 9: The lens tubus has deep scratches into the chrome in a couple of areas. Of course when the lens is collapsed you cannot see this. This was caused in the past by improperly closing the lens, but it does not affect the use in any way. It is just cosmetic. 10: The glass has no fungus or scratches, but there is some haze. 11: The camera has no dents and no brassing. 12: The strap lugs are clean. This never had a strap directly on the body. 13: There is a small piece of Vulcanite missing from the area near the baseplate connecting pin. 14: The baseplate is clean. 15: The camera includes the take up spool, 2 sync plugs and the front lens cap. Overall I give the body a 9 and the lens an 8. Check out my other items. The item “Leica M3 & Rolleiflex 2.8E Groucho Marx Personal Cameras” is in sale since Tuesday, June 20, 2017. This item is in the category “Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\TLR Cameras”. The seller is “dscamera” and is located in North Hills, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: Rolleiflex & Leica
- Film Format: 6x6cm & 35mm
- Model: Rolleiflex 2.8E Planar & M3 DS
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Bundle Listing: Yes