Innovation At Leitz (1950): Flash Synchronization For The New Leica IIIf

Sixty years ago, Leica cameras were the camera of choice for many journalists. They were light, reliable and had very good optics. To maintain that position they needed Flash Synchronization. This feature was introduced in 1950 with the Leica IIIf. The camera was hugely successful. Of this specific model there were sold about 180.000 copies.

Leica IIIc (1948/49) advertisement, published in Vak Fotografie 1950, Internationale Tentoonstelling, Stedelijk van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven. (The Leica IIIc was the main predecessor of the Leica IIIf.)

Leica IIIc (1948/49) advertisement, published in Vak Fotografie 1950, Internationale Tentoonstelling, Stedelijk van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven. (The Leica IIIc was the main predecessor of the Leica IIIf.)