I got this nice Leica (made 1951-52) at an estate sale of a Hollywood photographer. There were maybe 150 cameras but I got the best Leicas. Most of the rest were large format or box trypes. I sent this Leica to my repair guy in Texas, He has been fixing these since his pre-1990 days under Eastern Block Rule. It got a CLA and new shutter curtain set.
I met him there while on a family vacation, so I film tested it during the vacation, then and got the images developed in Austin. Many folks think the F model is the best of the L-39 screw mount Leicas. There was one later model, the "G", but they are rare. When the World War came near the close, the Soviets took over the German camera factories. They moved the machinery, glass, plans, and the people to work in what is now the Ukraine. Folks there find and sell lenses made after the War made for these cameras and the clones made for Russia. I recently bought the lens you see to go onto this camera. Here are the specs for the lens. If you do not want the lens with the camera, I can reduce the price by 35.
GET THIS FOR THE SPECIAL PERSON! The item "LEICA III F Serviced last year. Good condition, has Lens, Film-Tested" is in sale since Friday, December 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\Rangefinder Cameras".
The seller is "kebbe" and is located in Hotchkiss, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Greece, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Mexico, Switzerland, Norway, Ukraine, Croatia, Bermuda, Gibraltar, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco.
- Model: IIIf
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Custom Bundle: Yes
- Color: Silver
- Brand: Leica
- Bundle Description: German Camera..