Cameras

Leica M3/M4 black paint cameras “Abbas”, 1962-1969

Leica M3/M4 black paint cameras “Abbas”, 1962-1969

Abbas Attar, better known by his mononym “Abbas”, dedicated his photographic work to the political and social coverage of the developing southern nations. Since 1970, his major works have been published in world magazines and includes wars and revolutions in Biafra, Bangladesh, Ulster, Vietnam, the…

Leica M2 chrome Midland, 1960

Leica M2 chrome Midland, 1960

In response to requests from press photographers, the M2 with built-in 35mm wide angle viewfinder was introduced in 1957. The frameline for the 50 mm field in the viewfinder is smaller, which was generally appreciated by the M2 customers. As a camera made for professionals,…

Leica KE-7A “Civilian Version”, 1972

Leica KE-7A “Civilian Version”, 1972

In 1972, a special version of a black chrome finish Leica M4 made in Canada was supplied to the U.S. Military. It was equipped with a lens, the four-element 50 mm Elcan f/2, which was exclusively designed for this camera. The name of this unique…

Leica 0-series 122, 1923

Leica 0-series 122, 1923

Only approx. 25 of these cameras were produced to test the market in 1923, two years before the commercial introduction of the Leica A. The offered camera is in beautiful and fully working condition, all parts including the paintwork are original, with the matching lens…

Tomioka Kogaku Tokyo camera Lausar ƒ4,5/5cm, 1937

Tomioka Kogaku Tokyo Lausar, 1937

Extremely rare Tomioka Kogaku Tokyo Lausar Japanese camera for 3x4cm exposures on 127 rollfilm, with interchangeable Lausar 4.5/5cm in collapsible focusing mount, focal plane shutter (not operable), dodecagonal metal body with leather covering, with original black painted cap and ever-ready case, it is mainly known…

Leica M6 “Electronic”, 1979

Leica M6 “Electronic”, 1979

By end of the 1970s most 35mm photographers eyesight severely faded, to the point that about no one could shoot properly exposed photographs anymore. Resolving the issue was one of the most important challenges for the Leitz designers spread around the globe (Germany, Canada, Portugal,…

Leica M6 “Historica Set”, 1995

Leica M6 “Historica Set”, 1995

Leica Historica e.V. is a photo-historical society based in Wetzlar, founded in 1975 by Theo Kisselbach, Georg Mann and others. The purpose of the association is research on the genesis and development of the Leica and the Leica System. The VIDOM magazine is the society’s…