Cutaway

Leica M3 Prototype “Cutaway” 1955

Leica M3 Prototype “Cutaway” 1955

Unique cutaway of Leica M3 prototype camera, the top plate is different from the production models (Leica M2 style of the finder and rangefinder windows, M3 film counter), no production camera in this form is known, a fascinating piece of history.Leica M3 Prototype “Cutaway” 1955Leica…

Leica M3 Prototype Camera “Cutaway”, 1952

Leica M3 Prototype Camera “Cutaway”, 1952

The first all mechanical M body exposing all the vital innards. One of only 2 original “cutaway” Leica cameras of the prototype M3, in perfect condition, this camera is illustrated in Lager Vol.1 pg.176, Paul-Henry van Hasbroeck 'Leica in Colour'.

Leica IIIf Red Dial “Cutaway” 1951

Leica IIIf Red Dial “Cutaway” 1951

Leica-made Leica IIIf cutaway model - shutter cage, top controls and mechanics without the outer shell.Leica IIIf Red Dial “Cutaway” 1951Leica IIIf Red Dial “Cutaway” 1951Leica IIIf Red Dial “Cutaway” 1951Leica IIIf Red Dial “Cutaway” 1951Leica IIIf Red Dial “Cutaway” 1951Leica IIIf Red Dial “Cutaway”…

Leica M4-2 Camera Body “Cutaway”, 1978

Leica M4-2 Camera Body “Cutaway”, 1978

Very rare Leica M4-2 camera “Cutaway” body from 1978, the top plate is engraved “Leitz WETZLAR MADE IN CANADA”. It is not know how many of these were made.Leica M4-2 Camera Body “Cutaway”, 1978Leica M4-2 Camera Body “Cutaway”, 1978Leica M4-2 Camera Body “Cutaway”, 1978Leica M4-2…

Leica I Mod. C Standard “Cutaway”, 1930

Leica I Mod. C Standard “Cutaway”, 1930

Very rare and fully original Leica I Mod. C cut model in fine condition, illustrated in Paul-Henry van Hasbroeck “Leica in Colour” p.104, this camera is very unusual as large parts of the camera are cut-away including part of the shutter dome, the camera was…

Leica M6 chrome “Cutaway” 1995

Leica M6 chrome “Cutaway” 1995

Factory made Leica M6 presentation “Cutaway” model. The top and bottom plates were made from lighter, cheaper magnesium alloy rather than the heavier machined brass of the M3 and M4. The M6 and M6 TTL are mechanical cameras; all functions save the light meter work…

Leica I Mod. A “Cutaway”, 1930

Leica I Mod. A “Cutaway”, 1930

For demonstration purposes, official factory “cutaway” models were individually manufactured of various Leica models over the decades. The cutaway versions of the Leica I are extremely rare – there are only a handful of original specimens known to exist in collections worldwide. The Leica model…