1932 Leica Model II (D) with Pre-1933 Nickel Elmar f3.5Body is working, for Parts As-Is. This came from an estate and I do not know too much about the history of this camera. I have not cleaned it or tried to polish the Nickel or clean the Black Paint. What you see in the pictures is exactly what you will get. I make no claims as to how well it is working or its actual condition. This Leica Model II (D) Serial #93172 was manufactured in 1932 (the first year of the standardized interchangeable lens mount-note the O on the front of the screw mount). Leica started giving out Lens/year serial information in 1933 starting with Serial# 156001. · The body has some brassing and one small ding in the top cover. O It is also missing one screw on the front of the body. · The front of the lens does have a dent and there is one small piece of the knurled ring missing. O It is also missing the long screw that acts as a close focusing stop. On the Plus Side. The shutter does wind and is working. (absolutely no claims one way or another RE accuracy). The Viewfinder is clear and bright. The rangefinder is working and there is a dim but usable image. The lens opens and closes easily. The aperture also works. The glass on the lens is reasonably good. The shutter curtain appears to be in reasonable shape. This is a pretty significant camera in the history of Leica. And, this being the very first year of production for this Landmark camera it really does deserve a nice new home in someones collection. The item “1932 Leica Model II (D) Camera Body with Pre-1933 Nickel Elmar f3.5 Lens” is in sale since Sunday, July 8, 2018. This item is in the category “Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\Rangefinder Cameras”. The seller is “photoemporium” and is located in Highland Park, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Color: Black
- Model: Model II (D)
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Brand: Leica