Leica IIIf Red Dial - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Leica IIIf

Red Dial

1952

E. Leitz G.M.B.H.

Wetzlar

West Germany

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Lens:
f2, 5 cm Summitar, iris diaphragm to f16. Depth-of-field scale. Screw mount. Serial no. 623995 (1946).

Shutter:
Focal-plane, speeds 1 - 1/1000, B, T. (1/25, 1/50, 1/75, 1/100, 1/200, 1/500, 1/1000). Speeds are varied by delaying the second blind. Flash synchronisation with variable delay.

Construction:
Vulcanite covered metal body.

Format:
36, 24 x 36 mm exposures on 35 mm film held in cassette.

Focusing:
Helical to 1 metre.

Attributes:
Coupled rangefinder, swing prism type, double image. Direct-vision (lens/lens) view-finder.
Auto-stop on film advance coupled to shutter. Film advance tensions shutter. Exposure counter. Film speed reminder scaled 12 - 23 DIN, 6 - 125 ASA.

Serial Number:
659755 (1953) .

Notes:
Retailer label: Greve & Brummel, Munster. Receipt and delivery note address: J.B. Holden. 7 Queens Buildings. Fishergate. Preston. Holden was a leading supplier at the time, advertising in the AP.

With:

  • f4.5, 13.5 cm Hektor, iris diaphragm to f32. Focus to 5 feet. Depth-of-field scale. With lens cap and rear cap. Leitz leather case. A36 filter size. Serial no. 1130439 (1954).
  • Collapsible lens hood with spring fixing for Summitar.
  • Filters for Summitar: UV. Yellow No. 1, in case.
  • Flash unit and cable. Flash bracket.
  • Lens cap for Summitar. Ever-ready case. Cassette in aluminium case. Cable release.
  • Receipt from Holden d. 24/3/56 for camera and 5 cm lens, serial numbers on receipt. E. Leitz delivery note to J. B. Holden for 13.5 cm lens, serial number on note. d. 14.3.55.

Code Names:
LOOKX - Camera. HEFAR - 13.5 cm lens. SOOPD - Collapsible lens hood. CEYOO - Flash unit. CNOOS - flash cable. CTOOM - Flash bracket. GHIOO - UV filter for Summitar. GBWOO - Yellow filter for Summitar. FILCA - Cassette.

Leica IIIf

Red Dial, DA

1954

E. Leitz G.M.B.H.

Wetzlar

West Germany

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Lens:
f3.5, 5 cm Elmar, iris diaphragm to f22. Depth-of-field scale, red scale. Screw mount. Serial no. 1341700 (1956).

Shutter:
Focal-plane, speeds 1 - 1/1000, B, T. (1/25, 1/50, 1/75, 1/100, 1/200, 1/500, 1/1000). Speeds are varied by delaying the second blind. Delayed action. Flash synchronisation with variable delay.

Construction:
Vulcanite covered metal body.

Format:
36, 24 x 36 mm exposures on 35 mm film held in cassette.

Focusing:
Helical to 1 metre.

Attributes:
Coupled rangefinder, swing prism type, double image. Direct-vision (lens/lens) view-finder.
Auto-stop on film advance coupled to shutter. Film advance tensions shutter. Exposure counter. Film speed reminder.

Serial Number:
727568 (1954) .

With:

  • Lens cap. Lens hood, in grey/white box, price on box is 16/2.
  • Filters, A36 size chrome mount: Yellow No. 1. Green.
  • Ever-ready case.

Code Names:
FISON - Lens hood. FIGRO - Yellow filter. FIPOS - Green filter.

A new, lighter, shutter was used in the red-dial models of the f range, the shutter calibrations were changed to - 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/15, 1/25, 1/50, 1/75, 1/100, 1/200, 1/500, 1/1000. The flash delay values below the shutter speed dial were shown in red, previously they were in black. A delayed action timer was added to later models of the red-dial IIIf.

References & Notes:
Hasbroeck, Leica.

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