Thursday, November 20, 2014

What You May Have Found in a Photojournalist's Bag in 1945

As you probably can see, I love vintage cameras. I've put together a nice Leica kit, all with equipment that was made before or during World War II. Here it is.
It includes:
  1. Leica IIIC (stepper) camera
  2. 5cm f2 Summitar (uncoated) normal lens
  3. 3.5cm f3.5 Elmar (uncoated) wide angle lens, with auxiliary finder
  4. 9.0 cm f4 Elmar telephoto lens (black), with auxiliary finder
The 9.0 cm Elmar and IIIC body were made during the war years; the other two lenses were made earlier.
This is a very capable kit, still today. Covering wide to long focal lengths, it all fits in a small camera bag, and doesn't weigh much at all. It's a blast to use.