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Leica M3
France Version française
Photos by FL text by Sylvain Halgand. From the collection of FL. Last update 2013-04-01 par Francois Landais.

Manufactured or assembled in Germany from 1954 to 0.
Index of rarity in France: Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 11435

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Chronology of cameras Leica 

Traduction de Christian Surle.

From 1956 on, Leica M3 was fitted with a field selector. This is the lever seen on the right front of the body. It allows having the size of a bright frame vary inside the viewfinder, in order to realize what would be the photograph aspect in case of a lens modification. This device pleasantly achieves the automatic changing of bright frame when you change lenses.
The speed scale is different from the 1955’s one.
Some minor differences let guess the making year, such as the presence or the shape of screws

Leica M3
Summicron f : 2/50mm de 1956 équipé directement de la bague M


Leica M3

Leica M3