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Leica R3 MOT Black 35mm Camera Body

***Lens not included
Leica Cameras
KEH Model# 231555

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Leica R3 MOT Black 35mm Camera Body Description


R3 MOT, 1979 (2- MS76) 1/98 4 pages Leica R-type Bayonet, triple or third cam lens mount. Leica Catalog No. 10033, all made in Portugal. -->> Variations and collectors info at the bottom. --> R3 MOT replaced the R3 and has the same features except: * R3 MOT fitted with tougher film winding gears and will accept Motor Winder R3 (14270). * With the Winder: single shot and continuous firing up to 2 fps. * Film rewind is still done manually as the motor does not have the rewind function. * No self-timer. * Metering mode now displayed in viewfinder. -->> Otherwise, R3 MOT features same as R3 as follows: --> New generation of Leica SLR cameras, the first electronic Leitz camera, unique body shape, box-like with sharp corners, unlike later R cameras. * Manual metering and aperture priority AE. * Full-field and spot metering patterns. * Exposure compensation and AE lock. * Hot shoe, separate X and M PC sync terminals. * Shutter speed range: 4 sec to 1/1000 plus B and X. * Stepless shutter speed selection in AE mode. * Flash sync speed: 1/90. * Copal Leitz Shutter: electronically controlled, vertically moving, metal blades. * Mechanical shutter speeds: B, and X which is 1/90. * ISO/ASA film speed range: 12-3200, set manually. * Multi-exposure capability. * DOF preview. * Focusing screen: split image and microprism circle which outlines the spot-metering field. Not interchangeable. * Battery check button. * Proper film load indicator. > Optional 90 degree angle viewfinder 14287. > Optional 90 degree angle viewfinder with focusing eyepiece 14288. -->> Variations and collectors info: - 1979, Leitz produced a limited edition of 100 R3 MOT cameras that were issued for sale to Leica Historical Society of America members to honor it's 10th anniversary. The LHSA logo and "1968-1978" are engraved on the prism housing. - For a brief time R3 cameras could be upgraded to the R3 MOT by Leica.

KEH Specifications

Focus:  Manual

Lens Mount:  Bay. 

Metering:  TTL 

Manual Metering:  Yes 

Aperture Priority AE:  Yes 

Center Weighted:  Integrating 

Spot Metering:  Selective 

Metering Display:  Needle 

Exp. Comp:  Yes 

Shoe:  Hot 

PC Sync:  Yes 

Shutter Speed Range:  4s-1/1000 

High Sync. Speed:  1/60 

B or T Setting:  B 

Self-timer:  Yes 

ISO/DX Range:  12-3200 

ISO/DX Setting:  Man. 

Film Advance:  Man. 

Film Rewind:  Man. 

Multi. Exp. Capability:  Yes 

DOF Preview:  Yes 

Release Socket:  Mech. 

Viewfinder Image:  NA 

Battery:  2-MS76 

Weight:  27oz. 

Additional:  Measurement mode visible in VF. 


General information

Brand Name Leica
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Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Leica R 1 Cam, Leica R 2 Cam, Leica R 3 Cam, Leica R 3rd Cam, Leica R Rom