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    FS: Leica IIIa body

    FS: Leica IIIa body

    Bought this body about a year or so ago and it works great. Only selling as I have a IIIf and decided I do not need both. Speeds seem pretty much right on, even the slow ones, using the iPhone program Shutter Tester all seem to be within 1/3rd stop, and for my B&W shooting exposures have been very good. Leather looks good though some fading from age. Only flaw, other than brassing here and there on some edges, is some funky imperfection on the top plate just over the viewfinder, maybe someone tried to rub out some engraved initials or a drivers license #? (it seems purely cosmetic and does not affect function best I can tell), all can be seen in the images I attach. Includes brass take-up spool as shown. Snappy, good-sounding (quiet) shutter and solid-feeling film advance. Viewfinder about as good as pre-g Barnacks get with RF patch having decent enough contrast and from using many different lenses focus seems accurate though I have not officially tested.

    A nice user Barnack. If you have not tried one you are missing out, they are really neat cameras.

    Leica IIIa body: $225 plus shipping.
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    FS: Leica IIIa body

    A few more shots...
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    "Well, my photos are actually much better than they look..."

    Richard S.
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    FS: Leica IIIa body

    And a couple more...
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    "Well, my photos are actually much better than they look..."

    Richard S.
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    My Photography Website
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    FS: Leica IIIa body

    Forgot to mention: I'll throw in a 36-exp roll of bulk-loaded Fuji Neopan Presto 400. Yes, the stuff only sold in Japan!

    (Sure some say its the same as Neopan 400 we all buy elsewhere but supposedly the maguro we eat in the west is the same fish called maguro in Japan.....ever tried maguro in Japan?. ;-)
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    "Well, my photos are actually much better than they look..."

    Richard S.
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    FS: Leica IIIa body

    Anyone in for $195 plus shipping? Someone buy please before I just decide to keep it. I swear the shutter sounds better than my IIIf and I'll keep it if I have to. :-)

    I mean it. I will. I'll keep it. Don't make me.
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    "Well, my photos are actually much better than they look..."

    Richard S.
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    My Photography Website
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    This nice Barnack is SOLD and will be on it's way to B'more/Ravenstown shortly......hmmmm, I'm in San Francisco....maybe I should have added a premium for that whole Super Bowl thing......too late I guess now. :-)
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    "Well, my photos are actually much better than they look..."

    Richard S.
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    My Photography Website
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