Viewfinder appears mostly clean/clear to look though. Rangefinder patch although a little on the dim side is still perfectly usable.
Shutter is winding on and firing BUT sounds dry and louder than should be. Speeds mostly sound accurate and observing the curtain with lens removed appears to be opening and closing ok.
However the slow speeds 20seconds and more, located on the slow speed dial, are running erratically mostly only firing when the shutter button is depressed. This is quite common for a camera this age, especially one that has been sat unused for a fair time. Although potentially could be used on the faster speeds (not tested with film) a service by a qualified technician is highly recommended! The lens aperture/iris is working ok and focus is smooth.
The lens appears mostly clean/clear but has some blooming/cleaning marks/small scratches normal for age. Overall a nice example of this less common model. Please look at all pictures and do not hesitate to ask any questions! Time wasters will be reported and blocked! Inspection and collection more than welcome from East London!
The item(s) will be sent to your Pay-Pal address ONLY, please make sure your address is confirmed. The item "Leitz Leica IIIB 1939 (export version) 35mm camera c/w 50mm Elmar f3.5" is in sale since Monday, November 15, 2021. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photography\Vintage Photography\Vintage Cameras\Rangefinder Cameras". The seller is "bokehlicious" and is located in Leytonstone, London. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, United States, Canada, Australia.