One of the most popular Leica models, the classic Leica III was introduced in 1933 alongside the Leica II series. Find out more about this iconic 35mm rangefinder camera in this installment of Lomopedia.
In 1933, a year after German camera maker Leica introduced the Leica II, it began making the Leica III model. The 35mm rangefinder was made at first in black, but chrome models were also made from serial number 116,001.
The Leica III has a coupled rangefinder that is different from the viewfinder. It also has an accessory socket for use with alternate viewfinders, since it’s set for use with 50mm lenses; shorter or longer lenses will require a different viewfinder to be attached on the accessory socket.
One of the most popular Leica models, the Leica III was said to be one of the cameras of choice of iconic photographers Stanley Kubrick (during his tenure as a Look staff photographer), Robert Capa (some say he used a Leica III early in his career, yet there are also those also dispute this and say he actually preferred Contax), and Gerda Taro (many say Capa gave her his Leica III).
Manufacturer: Leitz, Inc.
Place of Manufacture: Germany
Date of Manufacture: 1933-39
Focusing System: Coupled rangefinder (39mm base length); * 1.5x magnification factor; Separate viewfinder (50mm focal length framing)
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