You have a nice combination which is very usable. Collectability to the side.
The body has a serial number from 1955 & the lens from 1965.
The advantage with using an M3 with goggles is that it gives you a superior range/viewfinder for 50mm lenses & longer.
The M3 rangeviewfinder is especially nice with 90mm lenses & 135mm lenses without goggles. No goggles necessary. Just a really nice view which is really easy to focus.
The 35mm image at a magnification of 0.60 is quite usable & the view thru the goggles for 35mm is very nice. It is much nicer than the view of the 135mm lens with goggles in all of the other M's.
This lens fousses to 0.65 meters by the way.
Pleas note: The screws on the accessory shoe & on the shutter speed dial show some distress from prior servicing. Not unusual if the work was not done by Leitz/Leica.
The scratches from the lightmeter are no big deal. They occurred because someone did not properly adjust the 5 little screws on the light meter shoe so that the meter would:
1. Clear the camera body going on & off if the meter dial is first: Set to "B", Lifted up & Turned to "120" & Then slid on or off. The camera & the meter must always first be set to "B" before putting on or taking off the meter. The meter dial must also always be lifted up & turned to "120".
2. Have the connecting pin on the meter shutter speed dial properly engage the shutter speed dial indent on the camera with the wheel above not touching the shutter speed dial on the camera below while the upper wheel is being turned to all positions.
3. Have the meter cell correctly positioned so that it reads the angle of view of the 90mm lens at 1 specific distance. Infinity is a good choice.
800 001 is a nice number.
Edited by Michael Geschlecht, 10 February 2013 - 19:38.