Sumicron 5cm f2; Leitz Hektor 135mm f4.5, w. clear lens case.
Beautiful example of the timeless Leica M3 camera, with two includes lenses. This very early example, an M3 Chrome DS from serial batch 730001-746450, is circa 1955. The M3 was introduced in 1954, and set the stage for future Leica standards and design for the next 70 years. Leica M-mount works smoothly and holds lenses tight. Viewfinder clear, focusing silver dim. All controls function smoothly and properly. Film advance double pump winds smooth, shutter cocks as expected, and fires across all speed ranges. Slow speeds engage correctly. NOT TESTED for shutter speed accuracy. Flash contacts not tested. Self timer tested, working. Camera body has normal age related wear, some small age related wear points, a small section of missing leatherette below bayonet mount, and round tripod nut wear to bottom plate. Sumicron has some wobble to the optical barrel, not checked for clarity otherwise; aperture is smooth, firm, well lubricated, focus is smooth but not as firmly lubricated. Hektor has some internal hazing, fungus; focus and aperture is smooth, well lubricated, and properly firm. Excellent cosmetic condition to lens. Includes two part plastic housing. Camera includes original LEICA leather case.
Country of Origin: Germany
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