1933 LEICA STANDARD CONVERTED TO LEICA II SYNC in 1955, + 5cm ELMAR & RED BOX

1933 LEICA STANDARD CONVERTED TO LEICA II SYNC in 1955, + 5cm ELMAR & RED BOX
1933 LEICA STANDARD CONVERTED TO LEICA II SYNC in 1955, + 5cm ELMAR & RED BOX
1933 LEICA STANDARD CONVERTED TO LEICA II SYNC in 1955, + 5cm ELMAR & RED BOX
1933 LEICA STANDARD CONVERTED TO LEICA II SYNC in 1955, + 5cm ELMAR & RED BOX
1933 LEICA STANDARD CONVERTED TO LEICA II SYNC in 1955, + 5cm ELMAR & RED BOX
1933 LEICA STANDARD CONVERTED TO LEICA II SYNC in 1955, + 5cm ELMAR & RED BOX
1933 LEICA STANDARD CONVERTED TO LEICA II SYNC in 1955, + 5cm ELMAR & RED BOX
1933 LEICA STANDARD CONVERTED TO LEICA II SYNC in 1955, + 5cm ELMAR & RED BOX
1933 LEICA STANDARD CONVERTED TO LEICA II SYNC in 1955, + 5cm ELMAR & RED BOX
1933 LEICA STANDARD CONVERTED TO LEICA II SYNC in 1955, + 5cm ELMAR & RED BOX
1933 LEICA STANDARD CONVERTED TO LEICA II SYNC in 1955, + 5cm ELMAR & RED BOX
1933 LEICA STANDARD CONVERTED TO LEICA II SYNC in 1955, + 5cm ELMAR & RED BOX

1933 LEICA STANDARD CONVERTED TO LEICA II SYNC in 1955, + 5cm ELMAR & RED BOX
1933 LEICA STANDARD (Model E) CONVERTED TO LEICA II (Model D) SYNC, circa 1955. With 5 cm f/3.5 ELMAR, CAP & RED BOX. WITH LEITZ CEYOO FLASH & ORIGINAL LITERATURE. From about 1925 to the late 1950s, Leitz encouraged owners to apply the latest changes and developments to their existing cameras, and (when possible) to convert them to the newest models. Many owners took Leitz up on the offer. Whoever had this camera converted was probably really attached to it, and may have wanted to bring it closer functionally to the then current Leica IIf, with a synched flash. The instructions in the 1950-52 Leica Conversion Price List (see photos) don’t make it sound easy, however. Changes to the Standard model are only carried out in special cases. Cameras with a factory number below 360000 can not be converted into the c and f models for technical reasons. The bodies are 1/8 longer. Leica II Synch gets the 1/1000 sec. This one didn’t. Before synching any Leica model under no. 16000 you will require a price quote. THIS CAMERA HAS SEVERAL UNUSUAL FEATURES. The top plate under the speed dial has vertical sides, not chamfered, with a retaining screw just to the right. Uncommon, but you can see a similar top in Lager, Vol. Page 82, on a Monte en Saare Leica converted to a IIIf. The accessory shoe stands higher than usual, probably to house the flash synch conversion. The slow speed dial has been replaced with a flash socket. Which unlike most, looks good! There is no 1/1000 shutter speed. Top speed is the prewar 1/500. VF and RF windows are separate. No screws on baseplate, which is now large pin. Top plate engraving is typical for the mid-50s, i. White-filled, all capitals, with GMBH. In 1953, the engraving had the same wording, but everything below “GMBH” was in upper and lower case. 3-screw accessory shoe and diopter adjustment lever. Strap lugs – the prewar Leica II did not have them. And I’m sure there are interesting things inside I’m not even aware of. And above all, it’s a genuine, remanufactured Barnack Leica, over a decade after production of that iconic original design ceased. 1933 Leica Standard #105191, converted to Leica II Synchronized, about 1955. This is an official and VERY late Leitz conversion of a prewar STANDARD, retaining the classic Barnack body that was replaced by the IIIc in 1940. The body, baseplate, top plate & all controls were all replaced with new , and strap lugs, diopter adjustment and flash synch were added. There are no slow speeds, no 1/1000 sec speed, & VF and RF viewing remain separate. Body is working well – speeds, blinds, RF & VF, and the wind-on is very smooth. The flash synch is untested. The black finish is in lovely shape , one small mark on front side by wind-on knob, one tiny mark to the right of the VF viewing window, & a little paint retouching on accessory shoe. Base is near mint. Chrome outstanding , perfect and unmarked. Vulcanite is correct mid-50s pattern, great condition, no hollow spots or bits missing. 1955 5cm f/3.5 ELMAR #1294453 is near mint cosmetically , very little wear. It has a few very small cleaning marks on the front element, mainly near the edges, & a light haze that when cleaned should give you a near-perfect classic Leitz lens. CEYOO Flash shows signs of use, but is complete and quite presentable, no parts missing. Earlier flat paint version. Some markings/wear on the reflector back, but folds and holds fine. Leitz red flash box has been heavily repaired but is all there except for one top side piece. Red presentation box has quite a few marks on the outside, but is undamaged, with an excellent interior. I believe Leitz often used these boxes to return cameras that had been worked on. Leitz leather case had had some repairs, but overall is in decent shape, and fine for storage. Nose is slightly pushed in, and straps are showing some wear. Literature (1951 Lens brochure & 1956 Price List, IIf single sheet, and Wetzlar photo brochure), is all in original condition and shows only slight wear. The item “1933 LEICA STANDARD CONVERTED TO LEICA II SYNC in 1955, + 5cm ELMAR & RED BOX” is in sale since Tuesday, September 11, 2018. This item is in the category “Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\Rangefinder Cameras”. The seller is “alproc” and is located in Laguna Beach, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Model: Leica II Model D
  • Modified Item: Yes
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
  • Custom Bundle: No
  • Original Leica Rangefinder: Leica Standard Prewar
  • Rangefinder: Leica
  • Leica Original: 1955 Leica Barnack
  • Leica 1, II, III, IIIa, IIIc, IIIf, IIIg: 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950
  • Leitz Leica: Red Box
  • Leica: 5cm 50mm Elmar
  • Leitz: CEYOO Flash
  • Leitz, Leica: Leica II Model D
  • Leica Brochures: 1950s
  • Leica Leitz: 1933 Standard
  • Color: Black
  • Modification Description: Converted from Leica Standard Model E to Leica II Model D by Leitz about 1950
  • Brand: Leica
  • Non-Domestic Product: No

1933 LEICA STANDARD CONVERTED TO LEICA II SYNC in 1955, + 5cm ELMAR & RED BOX