Leica IIIg

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IIIg with a Summaron f= 3.5 cm 1:3.5 lens
GOOEL = GOOEF + ELMOO (Elmar f= 5 cm 1:2.8)
GOOMI = GOOEF + SOOIC (Summicron (I) f= 5 cm 1:2)
  • Production era - 1957-1960; 41,583 cameras
  • Evolution - Larger viewfinder; film reminder dial added on back
  • Variants - Chrome, black, Black Arctic Swedish military (3crown) and Canadian versions and a few were made with bayonet mount and even rarer IIg version (see Forum Discussion #8 below)
  • Accessories - Close focus: ADVOO
  • Body - aluminum with chrome plated brass top housing, base plate and knobs
  • Size L x W x H - 136 x 39 x 65 mm / 5.35 x 1.54 x 2.60 in
  • Designers - Adam Wagner with Wilhelm Stein and Friedrich Gath
  • Manuals & brochures
IIIg Manual courtesy of Mike Butkus
1958 Instructions.pdf (in German)
1976 Brochure.pdf (in German)

Comment

Leica IIIg Serial Numbers

^ Camera 934241 is IIIg (ELW)
* Cameras 825001,825001 & 825015 are IIg (rare)
SN Start SN End Product Year Batch
825001 * 826000 Leica IIIg (+ IIg) 15 Jun 1956* 1000
826001 829750 Leica IIIg 1956 3750
845001 845380 Leica IIIg ELC 1956 380
845381 850900 Leica IIIg (chrom) 1956 5520
858001 861600 Leica IIIg 1957 3600
861601 862000 Leica IIIg ELC 1957 400
867001 871200 Leica IIIg (chrom) 1957 4200
871201 872000 Leica IIIg ELC 1957 800
877001 882000 Leica IIIg (chrom) 1957 5000
888001 893000 Leica IIIg (chrom) 1957 5000
903301 907000 Leica IIIg (chrom) 1957 3700
933001 935000 Leica IIIg 1958 2000
934001 934200 Leica IIIg ELC 1958 200
934201^ 933500 (unassigned) 1958 (200)
943001 944000 Leica IIIg 1958 1000
948001 948500 Leica IIIg 1958 500
955001 956500 Leica IIIg (chrom) 1959 1500
968501 970000 Leica IIIg 1959 1500
971501 972000 Leica IIIg 1959 500
980501 982000 Leica IIIg 1959 1500
987601 987900 Leica IIIg (chrom+3crown) 1959 300
987901 988025 Leica IIIg Schwz Lackiert 1960 125
987601 989250 Leica IIIg (chrom+black-3crown) 1960 1650
Total assigned Leica IIIg serial numbers 1956-1960 43,925

. * Serial numbers and batch total from Gandy's List
** Serial numbers from Serial Numbers Leica Cameras with computed batch total.
Unmarked SN's match between both lists and Gandy's batch total was used without recalculation.
ELC = Ernst Leitz Canada
Schwz Lackiert = Black lacquered "Swedish" version