Leica M3 with Summarit 50mm f/1.5

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Leica M3 with Summarit 50mm f/1.5
Leica M3 with Summarit 50mm f/1.5
Leica M3 with Summarit 50mm f/1.5

When I studied photography, I became aware of the Leica and one day while browsing a record store bin with my Pentax on my shoulder the proprietor came over to me and asked if I wanted to buy an old camera.  He showed me a Leica M3.  I was dumbfounded.

I looked at it, made mental note of the serial number and told the man I would let him know.  Back at work I ran down the serial number and learned the camera was not reported stolen, at least not to Leitz, so with that I decided to buy it.  I spent my entire budget for the month and the camera was mine. 

Click to Enlarge - Providence RI 1975 - Leica M3

In today's terms that dollar amount would only take me a couple hours to earn but on a students wage in 1975 it was a ton of money.

I was to learn what a wonderful piece of precision engineering it is.  Vulcanite notwithstanding, it has been one of my favorites ever since.

Leica M3 (back)
Leica M3 (back) with Nippon Kogaku Vario-Focal Finder

 

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Leica M3 with Summarit 50mm f/1.5
Leica M3 with Summarit 50mm f/1.5Leica M3 with Summarit 50mm f/1.5 and Leica M meter

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Other Lenses

Leica M3 with Summaron 35mm f/2.8, Summarit 50mm f/1.5, and Elmar 90mm f/4.0

 
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