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This eBay listing has ended : Beautiful Leica M3 SS camera with Summicron 50mm f2 DR lens

Beautiful Leica M3 SS camera with Summicron 50mm f2 DR lens

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For sale is a beautiful Leica M3 single stroke (SS) camera with summicron 50mm f2 DR lens and accessories. This camera is in excellent mechanical, cosmetic, and functional condition. You will be able to take this camera and shoot with it straight away.This M3 was made between 5th July and 17th August 1960.I don't bluff or dishonestly describe my camera gear, I do not use stock photos, all images are of the item you are bidding on. I worked in photographic retail for many years including working in a Leica showroom in Oxford, England. I am an experienced Leica collector and photographer and will give an honest and experienced description. Here is what is included:Leica M3 SS cameraSummicron 50mm f2 DR lens (without goggles)Leica folding sun shade for SummicronLeica skylight filterLeica leather half caseGenuine front lens capGeneric rear lens capGeneric body capAn immaculate set of original instructionsOther misc items Descriptions: M3 SS cameraAll shutter speeds sound correct, from 1 sec and progressively get faster - the shutter speed dial has the newer shutter speeds. Bulb works. Self timer works with a nice strong sounding spring. Film counter works and resets correctly. Pressure plate is in excellent condition. Both shutter curtains are light tight (tested with flashlight) and in very nice condition. Viewfinder is clean and clear, with no haze. Frameline preview selector lever works as it should. The rangefinder patch is extremely clean, it is bright with good contrast. Rangefinder patch is the newer type with depth of field markers. Framelines are bright but with some very minor specs of dirt. Rangefinder has been checked at the usual 1m, 10m, and infinity and all correct, vertical alignment is correct.Viewfinder and illumination windows have no fogging. Wind on lever and shutter release are very smooth and damped as expected from Leica.Top plate is in nice condition with some light bright marks, mostly along front edge. Some bright marks from strap lug rubbing on sides of top plate, strap lugs have very minor wear. There is a bright mark line along the front of the camera at the 12 o'clock position of the lens mount. Bottom plate is in excellent condition with only very very light bright marks and some very small bubbles under chrome.The camera body and back door vulcanite has been replaced with a top quality synthetic leather that matches the appearance of the original vulcanite extremely well. The ASA reminder on the back door is in excellent condition, the decal has been re-attached at some point. Back door paint has one small chip and minor wear, mostly along it's bottom edge. All lettering on the camera is clear, well engraved and filled.All screws in very nice condition (screws are a good indication how the camera has been treated in previous services, CLAs etc), all the screws on this camera are in excellent condition.Summicron 50mm f2 DR lensExcellent mechanical, cosmetic, and optical condition. This is the newer version of this lens that has distance markings both in feet and metres. The lens glass and coatings are beautifully clean with some internal dust visible. The glass on this lens is the best I have ever seen on a Summicron 50mm DR, the front element has no scratches or cleaning marks whatsoever. As with any lens of this age (especially one that is untouched original condition) there will be some haze visible if a torch is shown through however this will not adversely affect images (see sample image I took with this lens using my SL this week).Aperture blades show some marking which is normal, it is not oil as some people believe. Cosmetically the lens barrel is in excellent condition. Focus barrel and aperture ring are smooth and positive as they should be. Aperture markings line up correctly. The included Leica skylight filter has a slight dent to it's front rim (it was a spare filter I had and the dent was not caused whilst mounted to the lens). Lens comes with the rare Leica folding lens shade in very good condition.I am extremely proud to offer this excellent working example of an M3. Ships from US. Free shipping within the US. International shipping through Global Shipping Programme. Thank you for looking and happy bidding. Please check out my other auctions. P.S. to protect myself from recent scam attempts I video the packing and sending of all items I sell (including the package being weighed), I also video the opening of all returns. If you are a scammer do yourself a favour and try somewhere else. I take great care in accurately describing and photographing my items therefore I charge a 15% re-stocking fee.