Leica M5 chrome “Cutaway”, 1973

Leica M5 chrome “Cutaway”, 1973
Leica M5 chrome “Cutaway”, 1973 — Photo credit: © WestLicht Photographica

Very rare factory-made “cutaway” Leica M5 camera with complete internal mechanics, with special 'A' (Attrappe) serial number.

Leica M5 was introduced in 1971. It was the first Leica rangefinder film camera to feature TTL (through-the-lens) metering and the last to be made entirely in Wetzlar by hand using the traditional "adjust and fit" method.