Reid III Rangefinder Camera

Made:
c. 1956 in Leicester
maker:
Reid and Sigrist
Reid III camera
      Reid III camera, made by Reid and Sigrist, Leicester, 1947-1964

Reid III camera Reid III camera, made by Reid and Sigrist, Leicester, 1947-1964
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

Reid III Type 2 35mm camera for 24 x 36mm pictures. Coated Taylor Hobson Anastigmat lens. F:2 inches f/2-16, Serial No 328898. Fabric focal plane shutter 1/2/5/8/20/30/40/60/100/200/500/1000/T. Interchangeable lens, Leica thread. Coupled rangefinder coincidence type, separate direct vision viewfinder. Flash synchronised, two coaxial sockets for electronic and flash bulbs. Accessory shoes. Reid and Sigrist. Camera Serial No P3277.

Reid III Type 2 camera, made by Reid and Sigrist, Leicester, 1953-1964.

Coated Taylor Hobson Anastigmat lens. F:2 inches f/2-16, Serial No 328898. Fabric focal plane shutter 1/2/5/8/20/30/40/60/100/200/500/1000/T. Interchangeable lens, Leica thread. Coupled rangefinder coincidence type, separate direct vision viewfinder. Flash synchronised, two coaxial sockets for electronic and flash bulbs. Accessory shoes. Reid and Sigrist. Camera Serial No P3277.

The Reid III is one of two models of the Reid marketed commercially. It is a copy of the Leica III series camera and is fitted with a Taylor-Hobson Ananstigmat lens F:2 f/2-16. A large number of Reid cameras were bought by the British military.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/2761
Materials:
glass, leatherette and metal (unknown)
type:
35mm camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (form)
  • miniature camera
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford