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Overall condition: 8/10 Refurbished and Serviced (CLA'd )
Body s/n: 78558
Lens s/n: 125088
The Model II is the first coupled rangefinder Leica; it remained in production until 1948. The finish was either black and nickel, black and chrome or chrome. Early models show some variations compared to later models: This model in partiular has been confirmed as a 1932 production number.
f3.5, 50 mm Elmar, iris diaphragm to f18, continental iris scale. Depth-of-field scale. Screw mount. Serial no. 95411 .
Focal-plane, speeds 1/20 - 1/500, Z. Speeds are varied by delaying the second blind.
Vulcanite covered metal body.
36, 24 x 36 mm exposures on 35 mm cine film held in cassette, film is re-wound into cassette.
Helical, scale to 3.5 feet.
Coupled rangefinder, swing prism type, double image. Direct-vision (lens/lens) view-finder.
Auto-stop on film advance coupled to shutter. Film advance tensions shutter. Exposure counter
Leica 50mm f3.5 Elmar lens
The LEICA ELMAR 50/3.5 was so good that it allowed 35mm cameras to make big prints as sharp as the popular 8 x 10" cameras of the era.
This is the lens that was so good that it established 35mm as the world's most popular format, a format which both lives today and which spawned the 24 x 36mm "full-frame" digital format.
Even the ancient, uncoated 1934 version I tested here works great. It's not as sharp under the microscope as the SUMMICRON, but nothing else is, either.
4 elements in 3 groups.
Not a Tessar; claimed to be a Cooke triplet variant.
Uncoated 1925-1944, then coated from 1946-1961.
The 1934 sample seen here is uncoated.
1 meter (3.3 feet).
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Overall Condition: 7/10. Comes with 6 months warranty. Serial Number: 294405 : This is up...
Features & Functions: Supports Digital 6-bit coding. All metal body with the copper core. Excellent...
Overall condition 8/10 all function working, finder is clean and clear, some minor wear on...