Rangefinder

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 72 Canada Midland camera, 1955

Leica 72 Canada Midland camera, 1955

The only half-frame Leica model to go into serial production is the Leica 72. It takes 72 instead of 36 exposures on one regular roll of film. Earliest experimental Leica half-frame cameras date back to the 1940s, when film was scarce and valuable. In the…

Leica M7 “Cutaway”, 2002

Leica M7 “Cutaway”, 2002

Original Leica M7 body cutaway model, one of very few M7 cutaway models!Leica M7 “Cutaway”, 2002Leica M7 “Cutaway”, 2002Leica M7 “Cutaway”, 2002Leica M7 “Cutaway”, 2002

Leica M2 black paint, 1958

Leica M2 black paint, 1958

Small quantities of the Leica M2 were also delivered in a black paint finish, mostly for professional photographers. In total, there were only 2,451 pieces, compared to a total production of more than 80,000 units of the Leica M2. Only the very first batch of…

Leica M2 Black Paint “Bruno Barbey”, 1962

Leica M2 Black Paint “Bruno Barbey”, 1962

Original black painted M2 owned by famous Magnum photographer Bruno Barbey with matching and rare black 8-element Summicron 2/35 mm no. 1852188, strap. The camera comes with the certificate of ownership and his famous books: 'Les Italiens' and 'Maroc'. Born in Morocco, Bruno Barbey studied…