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Leica M3 Double Stroke Film Camera Bundle

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This is a 1955 Leica M3 Double Stroke film camera. It comes with a LTM to Leica M adapter, a Canon LTM 50mm f1.8 lens and a Leica MC light meter. Also included will be odds and ends like body caps, lens caps, a box for the light meter (though not original) and a soft release shutter button.

Everything functions and everything is in great condition.

This camera is a rangefinder, which means it focuses not through the lens but a viewfinder that super imposes a split image to help you focus on your subject.

This M3 has a timer, which functions flawlessly, a double stroke film advance, originally thought to put less stress on the film as it is advanced, fully manual exposure meaning you control shutter speed and aperture and I will include a red soft release shutter button. Also, as this is a fully mechanical camera, no batteries are needed, just every once in a while bring it in for a check up and this camera that's older than many on this site is good to go for another lifetime.

The Canon lens is in good shape and has a infinity lock feature. To engage it, simply focus counter clockwise to infinity. To disengage, press the focusing tab towards the camera and focus clockwise, to a nearer subject.

The light meter works great. If in bright sunlight, the knob on the top of the meter should point to the black dot and you can adjust your settings for proper exposure following the black aperture markers. If in not ideal lighting conditions, you can turn the knob to point to the red dot and adjust your settings for proper exposure following the red aperture markers.

I'm open to offers if we aren't too far apart on the price but this is a great bundle that is ready to shoot as soon as its in your hands.

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