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LEICA LEITZ IIIF BETRIEBSK RED DIAL SELF TIMER CHROME INTERNAL CAMERA N.398 RARE

Leica

  • $3,495.00

SKU: 26896
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Description

  • Serial #398
  • Made in Wetzlar, Germany
  • Betriebsk or Betriebskamera stands for "works camera". They 
    were used internally by Leica company employees for testing, 
    internal photographic/advertising work or as demos models at Photokina or workshops.
  • Classic and top of the line Leica IIIF camera body with the Red Dial and self timer
  • Flash synchronization ring added below the shutter speed knob.
  • Red dial has 1/75, 1/50, 1/25, 1/5(On slow speed dial) speeds
This is a VERY VERY rare camera. Many of the Betreibsk cameras were actually in the M line. Rarely marked and see on LTM Barnack style cameras. Very nice and fabulous example. 
Top of the LINE IIIF RD ST version. An incredible find and in such nice condition!

Details

  • Speeds T, B, 1" - 1/1000
  • Built-in 50mm viewfinder
  • Built-in rangefinder
  • Cat No. LOOHN

Includes

  • Body cap

Cosmetics 9/10

  • No dings, dents or major marks
  • Top/base plate is Very VERY nice and I would say NEAR MINT!
  • Base plate has the normal and faint bright marks but nothing major
  • Leatherette is all intact.
  • Lugs are clean
Really a fine example of this RARE gem!

Mechanics 7.5/10

  • Shutter speeds are accurate
  • No light leaks in the shutter curtain
  • Slight intermittent curtain drag on the slow speeds ( service required if desired )

Optics 9/10

  • Viewfinder/rangefinder is clean
  • No fog, fungus, haze, or separation in the rangefinder
I can not stress the RARITY and the excitement around this camera. Almost impossible to fine. I have had several MIDLAND marked example which sell for $5000-$10000 but this is the first time I have the pleasure of selling a IIIF or any LTM camera marked Betriebsk. 
A must have for any collector or enthusiast. Truly magnificent and a golden opportunity.