I never intended to get a Leica. At the typically high prices they command, I was content knowing I could buy and enjoy many less expensive cameras for the same amount of money. During a late-night perusal of Ebay listings I came across a really inexpensive IIIa and lowball bid… surprise, I got it.
After sourcing an Elmar lens from the UK, the camera is ready to use. The build quality, feel, and sound of using this camera are very different from what I expected after using a FED and Zorki. Now I get it.
|Speed||Z(B), T, 1 to 1/1000|
|Focus||1.25m to ∞|
|Aperture||f3.5 to 18|
Here are some shots I took. Sorry for the horizontal lines, R5 Monobath issues…