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Leica R3 Black SLR Camera


The Leica R3 is a 35mm film SLR camera by Leica. It has most of the features that a camera owner in the eighties could imagine. It is extremely perfect build, loaded with features, accepts motor drive and has a high status value.

Package Includes:

  • One (1) Leica R3 SLR Camera
  • One (1) pack of Film
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Leica R3 is 35mm film SLR camera made by Leica and produced between 1976-79.It is the successor of the Leicaflex SL2, and was developed in cooperation with Minolta, together with the Minolta XE bodies. Leica borrowed the electronics and some of the chassis technology from the Minolta XD cameras to produce the Leica R3 and Leica R4 cameras. They were designed with some Minolta XD series technology, but were manufactured by Leitz in Portugal or Germany.


In appearance very similar to the Minolta XE using the same electronics, the camera incorporated a Leica developed shutter and modifications to the metering system offering Leica’s traditional facility of selective metering in addition to integrated (centre weighted) metering. It was the first Leica SLR camera to offer automatic exposure.


Samples of Leica R3 photos

Following the Leicaflex series Leica took a totally new approach; the R3 was developed in cooperation with Minolta and closely based on their XE. Initially manufactured in Solms, Germany, production was later moved to the new Leica plant in Portugal. All 35mm films are available from major film company. Various options from Fuji Velvia 50, llford XP2/HP5, Kodak Tri-X/T-Max, etc. Available both in slide and Black & White film.

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Film photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever . . . it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. 35mm film SLR camera is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.


Leica R3 SLR Camera


Black body Black skin


30 days


Cameras are refurbished to make it to be in good appearance. Some may have experienced some small signs of wear, but mechanisms and overall condition are good.


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Lens: Leica R mount lenses. Shutter-priority / aperture priority Autoexposure or manual. Shutter: Copal Leitz CLS electronic, metal vertically moving focal plane shutter. Metering: center-weighted and spot. EV range 1-18. ASA range 12-3200. Multiple-Exposure Switch. Eyepiece shutter. DOF Preview. Self-timer. Hot-shoe. Meter on/off. Batteries: 2x SR44 silver-oxide or 1x CR1/3N. Battery self-check. Body: metal; Weight 780g.