(Nicca) Tower Type-3 35 mm Rangefinder Camera… 1953

We sold this camera (to Italy?) a while back and wish we still had it. What a wonderful little RF.

Chasing Classic Cameras with Chris

Nice little Tower Type-3 (or Type III) 35 mm rangefinder film camera from the early 1950s – made by Nicca Camera for the Sears, Roebuck and Company catalog. The build quality of the Tower branded cameras are no different from the quality of the Nicca camera as best as we can tell. It appears that Sears didn’t ask Nicca to lessen the quality like one might imagine – Sears was known for good value but not necessarily the best quality in our opinion.

By the way, these images were taken with our Sony Cyber-shot  (model DSC-W170) from 2008. It’s a basic point and shoot but sports a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens and 10.1 megapixels. It adds a nice “softness” to our studio shots especially of vintage gear and it’s fun (and simple) to use.

dsc08154 The Tower Type-3 (made by Nicca) is one of the best of the Japanese made Leica…

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