Leica IIIg black paint 'Swedish Military' *
Black Paint 'Swedish Military'
An extremely rare military Leica IIIg in original, unrestored condition, with matching Elmar 2.8/5cm no.1635364.
Black paint variants of Leica cameras from the 1950s are usually versions for press photographers. In one case, however, a military client also decided on the less conspicuous black finish: for the Swedish military Leitz produced 100 Leica IIIf cameras as well as 125 IIIg cameras in the black paint finish. The IIIg cameras bore the serial numbers 987901 - 988025 and were additionally engraved with the three “Crowns of Sweden” on the rear side of the top plate. The Elmar 2.8/5cm lenses were finished in silver chrome and engraved with the same emblem.
It is one of the most attractive Leica cameras ever made.