Latest Pictures from the Leica IIIa

Here are some more photographs taken with my great Leica IIIa.160910-fomapan-100-leica-iiia-001 This camera does not stop making me wonder how I have managed before. It’s such a great feeling thing, and yes, I know I said I would not talk gear any more, but this is not about vulgar gear. It’s about a camera that simply makes you want to go out and click that shutter.160910-fomapan-100-leica-iiia-018It’s about a gorgeous piece of mechanic excellence, near 80 years old, that is all you need to make a great picture or two.160910-fomapan-100-leica-iiia-013It’s an inspiring camera, and  that is what it’s basically all about. The convergence of the subject and the gear. Perfect in any way.160910-fomapan-100-leica-iiia-027What could you want more? You feel great, you walk about a city you really love, you see lovely views and you hold the means to make a nice photograph… photographer’s heaven!160910-fomapan-100-leica-iiia-028



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      1. I’m very jealous, cleaning or not that’s still a beautiful lens. I have a Russian 5cm Industar f3.5 and a newly acquired 50mm Minolta f4.5 Rokkor, not quite the same.

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      2. I have an Industar too and have to say that it is sharper than the Summitar! Though the Summitar is more ‘interresting’ with it’s swirly bokeh.


  1. Chouettes photos que les tiennes ! Je viens de m’offrir un Leica III de 1936 et je viens de lui visser dessus un Voigtlander Color-Skopar 50/2.5. Il me tarde de voir ce que donne cette petite optique japonais de 2002….
    Mais je te rejoins sur le plaisir que l’on a à manipuler et utiliser un Vieux Leica à vis.

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      1. Hello guys,
        For me : Fomapan 200 or Kodak TMax 400 in my Leica III. I like sharp negatives.

        Benjamin, from south of France…

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