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    FS: RARE Leica IIIG with 3 lenses LIKE NEW!

    Leica IIIG

    Description and brief history
    http://www.pacificrimcamera.com/pp/leica/sm/iiig.htm

    The most unusual thing about this is that this camera, which was the most advanced of the Leica thread mount or screw mount cameras, actually wasn’t introduced until after the first M camera came out, the M3. Less than 40,000 cameras were produced from 1957 to 1960, and a few later. They were all silver chrome except less than 1000 that were made for the Swedish military, which were black.

    The IIIg is extremely compact compared to an M3 or any other M camera, takes a leicavit, and is capable of producing excellent images. It is smaller in every dimension and lighter, but incredibly dense and heavy for its size . . . as though it were made of spent uranium or something.

    The three SM lenses that have modern optics – 35/2 summicron asph, 50/2 summicron, and 50 summilux/2 were purchased new by me at Samy’s in LA about ten years ago. They were made for the Japanese collector market, which wanted the advancements, such as ASPH elements for their beloved little Leica III cameras. These lenses are as new in their original boses and still have all of the new camera documentation in the boxes, none of it filled out.

    Optically the 35/2 asph is identical to the 35/2 asph current lens, except that it is a screw mount. With the SM-M adapter (leica versionos which are available used on ebay and cameraquest also makes them) the lenses can do double duty on vintage SM leicas as well as the M8 or M9, etc. Milich also makes a beautiful brass milled SM to M adapter with machined 6-bit indents that can be filled in with white and black paint to correspond to the various M lenses, or, for that matter, for all of the SM lenses, if one picks a code that corresponds to a lens sufficiently similar to the SM version.

    Leica III’s were used by all of the great post war photojournalists and photographers, including HCB, and others.

    It will be nearly impossible to find a better condition IIIG and lenses.

    The set is offered for $9500 including CONUS shipping. Paypal please add 3%. Wire transfers and cashier's checks are accepted. You can check my feedback on ebay under the same username.

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    Re: FS: RARE Leica IIIG with 3 lenses LIKE NEW!

    35 cron screwmount with M bayonet adapter...hood has minor paint wear.

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    Re: FS: RARE Leica IIIG with 3 lenses LIKE NEW!

    50 cron screwmount...

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    50 lux screwmount...

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    Re: FS: RARE Leica IIIG with 3 lenses LIKE NEW!

    I know the seller (Ed) and he is 100% trustworthy. His equipment is exactly as he describes it. Ed is the one who introduced me to Leica years ago and I am forever in his debt for improving my photography. Buy with confidence.

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    Re: FS: RARE Leica IIIG with 3 lenses LIKE NEW!

    That is one beautiful camera setup. was this cryogenically suspended since its birth?

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    Re: FS: RARE Leica IIIG with 3 lenses LIKE NEW!

    Wow this gear looks beautiful.

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    Re: FS: RARE Leica IIIG with 3 lenses LIKE NEW!

    My gosh! If only....someone's gonna be very happy. Buy with confidence! Amazing stuff at a great price for a rare setup! Everything here is collectible!
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    Re: FS: RARE Leica IIIG with 3 lenses LIKE NEW!

    Oh lord... such a gorgeous set-up!

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    Re: FS: RARE Leica IIIG with 3 lenses LIKE NEW!

    Sweeet!!!

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    Re: FS: RARE Leica IIIG with 3 lenses LIKE NEW!

    You shoud be forbiden to show this kind of items....someone may die of heart-attack

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    Amazing lenses from over 50 years ago. They look like they were made yesterday. Even the boxes look contemporary.

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    Re: FS: RARE Leica IIIG with 3 lenses LIKE NEW!

    the lens are not that old.
    ASPH

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    Re: FS: RARE Leica IIIG with 3 lenses LIKE NEW!

    These were special edition lenses made in 1999. The camera, however was made over 50 years ago and looks brand new.

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    It was a joke guys! Stunning collection though. I have a mint G but no new glass. I keep a 35 2.8 summaron or S/A on it. A great inconspicuous street shooter.

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    Re: FS: RARE Leica IIIG with 3 lenses LIKE NEW!

    ...I guess that is about Euro 1500 for the camera and about Euro 2000 for each lens ;-) Pity we have a bad Euro rating these days :-(
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    Re: FS: RARE Leica IIIG with 3 lenses LIKE NEW!

    so nice item`~~!!!

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    Re: FS: RARE Leica IIIG with 3 lenses LIKE NEW!

    THIS RARE KIT IS NOW BACK ON THE MARKET!

    I decided to re-list this rare chrome kit that includes a mint IIIG with IIIG Leicavit, 35 cron ASPH, 50/2 cron and 50/1.4 lux, for sale after seeing demand increase for these Leica items. The kit as listed in the original post is now available for $11,250 shipped overnight CONUS or EMS to Asia.

    (also see my other ads including the Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 ASPH and 35mm f/1.4 ASPH FLE 11995!)

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    Re: FS: RARE Leica IIIG with 3 lenses LIKE NEW!

    Nice appreciation.

    At least edit the first post and remove your original price

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    Re: FS: RARE Leica IIIG with 3 lenses LIKE NEW!

    The system won't allow users to edit an old post past 24 hours.

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    Re: FS: RARE Leica IIIG with 3 lenses LIKE NEW!

    And I was going to pop money for the old price, oh well.

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    Re: FS: RARE Leica IIIG with 3 lenses LIKE NEW!

    UPDATE: New 6-bit chrome SM-to-M adapters and Leica indexing red dots are now included on each lens...

    See the new listing for details including pricing for the three lenses if purchased as a set, or three lens set plus Chrome Leica IIIG and leicavit: http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/gear-f...-50-1-4-a.html
    Last edited by fishandfowl; 24th March 2012 at 10:51. Reason: clarification of package pricing

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