Leica Ic (1950)

What is it? This is a Leica Ic 35mm camera made by Ernst Leitz GmbH from 1950 to 1952.  The Leica Ic was a variant of the earlier Leica IIIc but without a rangefinder, viewfinder, or any slow speeds.  It’s primary purpose was for scientific and specialized photography.  This camera …

Leica M3 (1961)

What is it? This is a Leica M3 35mm rangefinder camera, built by Ernst Leitz GmbH from 1954 to 1966.  It was the first Leica that used the Leica M lens mount, the first Leica with a coincident image rangefinder, and the first Leica with a wind lever.  It is …