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.