Leica M3 dual stroke

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Jeff Canes, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    doxx TPF Noob!

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    the M3 is is a beautiful camera - the viewfinder brings up
    less framelines than the newer M's. The viewfinder
    magnification for the M3 is high, so it's good for a 50mm
    lens or longer. For wider lenses you'll need external viewfinders.

    The double stroke is a 'feature' of early M3's - the film advance
    lever has to be stroked two times to cock the shutter and advance
    the film.

    It looks pretty good and the price is right so far, it will go up to
    about $700. I would plan to spend additional $150-$200
    on a CLA (clean, lubricate, adjust).

    There are lots of lenses for M mount out there, also there are
    adapters for LTM (Leica Thread Mount) to M - this is a great
    opportunity to get started with a Leica on a budget.

    M lenses are pretty pricey too...
     
  3. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Doxx thanks for the info

    12/20/04

    I blow this one, had Christmas on last Sunday Dec. 19 and forgot check auction that night. My max bid was $525 and it when for $535.
     

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