Posted 5 years ago
Part of a family collection of vintage cameras passed on for 3 generations now.
Lens: f/3.5, 50 mm Elmar iris diaphragm to f/18. Depth of field scale.
Shutter: Focal-plane speeded 1/20 - 1/500, B. Speeds are varied by delaying the second blind.
Construction: Vulcanite covered metal body.
Format: 36, 24 x 36 mm exposures on 35 mm cine film held in cassette, film is re-wound into cassette.
Focusing: Helical to 1 metre.
Attributes: Direct-vision (lens/lens) view-finder.
Auto-stop on film-advance. Film-advance tensions shutter. Exposure counter.
Serial Number: 31714 (1930)
This is the first Leica camera fitted with removable lenses. The earliest models were sold with their own lenses sets, because the distance between the mounting ring and the film plan was not standardized yet.; therefore, only the lenses modified for each body could fit it. These early models are very rare.