An absolute most for collectors! After the war, Leitz continued to produce the late versions of the Leica II and the Leica III through the 1950s.However, in 1954, Leitz unveiled the Leica M3 introducing the new Leica M mount, a bayonet type lens mount. The new camera also combined the rangefinder and viewfinder into one large, bright viewfinder with a brighter double image in the center. This system also introduced a system of parallax compensation and a new rubberized, reliable, focal-plane shutter. Leica continues to refine this model (the latest versions being the MP and MA, both of which have frames for 28, 35, 50, 75, 90, and 135 mm lenses, which show automatically upon mounting).
Post-war models bear the initials DBP, standing for Deutsches Bundespatent (Federal German Patent), instead of the DRP found on pre-war models. A number of camera companies built models based on the Leica rangefinder design. These include the Leotax, Nicca and early Canon models in Japan, the Kardon in USA, the Reid in England and the FED and Zorki in the USSR. We try to present the merchandise as accurately as possible.The presentation is based on the information available to us and to our knowledge. The item "1951 Leitz Leica IIIf Camera with Summitar 50mm f/2.0 fast Lens & Accessories RARE" is in sale since Wednesday, October 12, 2016. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\Rangefinder Cameras". The seller is "brandsdeluxe" and is located in Hollywood, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.