What is this accessory?

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by deloid, Aug 22, 2018.

  1. I'm new to Leica and considering buying 40165.jpg the M3 in the background. I have no clue what this round case holds.
    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Looks like a 35mm Summicron (or it could be a Summaron) with goggles (designed specifically for the M3) in the top and near-focusing goggles for a 50mm DR Summicron (the lens mounted to the camera) in the back.
     
  3. Goggles for 35 mm lenses are permanently attached. The attachment on the bottom looks like the closeup attachment for a Dual Range Summicron 50/2, which snaps on and off the lens as needed. The lens looks like a Summaron 35/2.8 lens with a goggle viewer for use on a Leica M3, mounted to the cover. The attachment reduced the magnification of the finder, so the 50 mm frame could serve a 35 mm lens, and is permanently attached. The thin aperture ring distinguishes this lens from the Summicron f/2 version (which was also available with goggles)...
     
  4. Thanks!!
     
  5. I agree it appears to be the accessory eyes for the mounted DR Summicron. Not all eyes are permanently mounted on the 35's. I had a 35 f:3.5 Summaron with removeable eyes.
     

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