Leica R3 Electronic

A boxed Leica R3 electronic. A dream to work with because of the ease of use. When paired with R-glass this body will become the camera of your dreams.


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Leica R3 Electronic details

The Leica R3 was the first in its series. It succeeded the Leicaflex SL and was a huge commercial succes. The development was done together with Minolta. Therefore, the camera resembles the Minolta XE bodies. Leica and Minolta developed a special CLS electronic focal plane shutter which was only used by Leica and Minolta. Leica further developed the metering system making it possible to do selective as well as centre weight metering. Furthermore, the Leica R3 was the first Leica SLR camera that had an automatic function. The aperture priority choose the correct shutter speed for the, set by the operator, aperture.

The Leica R3 is not for the beginner photographer. This is solely because of the price point the lenses have. They are of excellent quality but go for Leica prices making them quite valuable. However, because of the optical quality the images they produce are absolutely stellar. Check out the rest of the website for some premium R-glass.


Our promise

Every pre-owned item you get, goes through a thorough inspection process by no-digital technicians to assure quality and comes with an extended warranty as well as a return period.

How we rate

Our grading system is respected as the industry standard, offering an option for every need and budget. The grading system criteria are used whether buying or selling cameras or other equipment. Learn more about our grading & inspection process. All ratings are made by no-digital’s top-rated technicians and all equipment is guaranteed to work (except for ‘as is’).

Where we ship

When you buy your products from us, we can ship it across Europe. It is also possible to ship cameras & lenses to the UK, and usually the USA & Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Australia too. For more information about shipments, please have a look at our support page.

Grade of this Leica R3 Electronic


We inspect all cameras before we put them on sale here. All equipment is guaranteed to work (except for products rated as-is). Want to understand what this grade means? Read the details on our grading page.


Serial number


Production year

Unknown (1996-)

Camera body style

Series / Lens mount

Camera film format



Focus type

Light meter

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