Clocks, Scientific & Musical Instruments Auction
Friday 16 March @ 10.30am
Founded in 1914 by Ernst Leitz, the German Camera manufacturer Leica has become synonymous with high-end, professional quality cameras.
Introduced in 1954 and manufactured until 1966, the M3 Leica camera was the first in the eponymous ‘M’ series – the M standing for "Meßsucher" the German word for “Rangefinder.” With this model, Leica introduced a number of new features including a bayonet-style mount which allowed for interchangeable lenses. Another new feature was having the viewfinder and rangefinder in one bright window and a single-stroke to advance the film. These were seen as important advances in camera technology and helped solidify Leica’s role at the forefront of camera production and innovation.
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