Leica III Camera
is the Leica III. Built with a top shutter speed of 500th of a second,
the Leica III was made in 1933, and was produced in vast numbers by Leitz
until it was superceded in 1936 by the IIIa.The only addition to the IIIa
was an increase to the maximum shutter speed, which leapt to a speedy
1000th of a second.
This book is probably going to be the future benchmark reference for information about using non-Leitz lenses on your Leica. Well worth the purchase.
Check out the Cosina company for recent
additions in LTM lenses and meter's
Stephen Gandy's Camera Quest
site is an excellent archive of all things Leica
Camera Guild has a site which illustrates a lot of LTM equipment.
Most of the LTM photos are borrowed from there until i manage to take
some of my own.
5. Peter Grisaffi has
solved my problem of the missing Leica III window (Thank you, Peter!).
As well as being a great Birthday present giver, Peter does excellent
work with repairs to Leicas, and has an interesting page detailing the
1946 British Intelligence investigation of
the Leitz Works
Other books about using Leicas that have helped me immensely are as follows:
last two books are comprehensive and excellent. Depending on what model
of camera you have the information will vary. If you can find one that
includes pertinent information about your camera--great! If not, it is
still going to give you a lot of information you will need if you are
going to go further with Leica. I hate to say it, but you will.