Leica 1929 1 Model A 35mm Near Focus Camera with50mm f/3.5 Elmar & FOKOS RF

Leica 1929 1 Model A 35mm Near Focus Camera with50mm f/3.5 Elmar & FOKOS RF
Leica 1929 1 Model A 35mm Near Focus Camera with50mm f/3.5 Elmar & FOKOS RF
Leica 1929 1 Model A 35mm Near Focus Camera with50mm f/3.5 Elmar & FOKOS RF
Leica 1929 1 Model A 35mm Near Focus Camera with50mm f/3.5 Elmar & FOKOS RF
Leica 1929 1 Model A 35mm Near Focus Camera with50mm f/3.5 Elmar & FOKOS RF
Leica 1929 1 Model A 35mm Near Focus Camera with50mm f/3.5 Elmar & FOKOS RF
Leica 1929 1 Model A 35mm Near Focus Camera with50mm f/3.5 Elmar & FOKOS RF
Leica 1929 1 Model A 35mm Near Focus Camera with50mm f/3.5 Elmar & FOKOS RF
Leica 1929 1 Model A 35mm Near Focus Camera with50mm f/3.5 Elmar & FOKOS RF
Leica 1929 1 Model A 35mm Near Focus Camera with50mm f/3.5 Elmar & FOKOS RF
Leica 1929 1 Model A 35mm Near Focus Camera with50mm f/3.5 Elmar & FOKOS RF
Leica 1929 1 Model A 35mm Near Focus Camera with50mm f/3.5 Elmar & FOKOS RF

Leica 1929 1 Model A 35mm Near Focus Camera with50mm f/3.5 Elmar & FOKOS RF
The camera and lens were just serviced. Please ask questions and take the time to fully understand the listing. The Leica display stand is NOT included. This is a Leica Black I (A) 35mm Camera with 50mm f/3.5 Elmar and FOKOS rangefinder. The camera was made in 1929. The rangefinder dates from 1933. This is a working. Leica I 35mm Film Camera with 50mm f/3.5 Elmar lens. Some collectors call this a model A Near Focus. Much less common than the standard model A. The advance knob is low profile. The lens and body are in working condition. The camera was made in Germany in 1929. The viewfinder is clear. The counter works and the shutter speeds are accurate. The shutter curtains are supple. Of course you can no longer see the curtains, but they are in good condition. There is clearly brassing as the images show. The vulcanite is original. There is a very small piece missing where the focus infinity stop is located. The lens focus is smooth and the diaphragm works smoothly. The lens tubus opens and closes smoothly. The focus is marked in feet. The glass looks good for the age. There is no fungus or haze that is obvious. Of course this lens is uncoated. The take up spool and lens cap are included. The FOKOS rangefinder is working and accurate with good contrast. The mounting foot is included. This allows you to swing the finder out of the way so you can adjust the shutter speed. The distance scale is in feet to match the camera. The only thing of the camera that is not original is the infinity stop screw. The near focus camera has a longer screw than a non near focus camera and the camera did not have a screw when I got it so I had one made so the camera works properly. I collect Leica and have others like this so this camera will need to find a new home. I would rate the camera as ex. Average or better for the age. You must remember that this is an 89 year old camera that is still very useable today. The camera you see is the camera you get. I do not mark items as gifts or change values. You can ask questions and I encourage you to do so. The item “Leica 1929 1 Model A 35mm Near Focus Camera with50mm f/3.5 Elmar & FOKOS RF” is in sale since Thursday, August 30, 2018. This item is in the category “Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\Rangefinder Cameras”. The seller is “dscamera” and is located in North Hills, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Model: 1 (Model A)
  • Modified Item: Yes
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
  • Custom Bundle: Yes
  • Color: Black
  • Modification Description: Replaced focus stop screw
  • Brand: Leica
  • Non-Domestic Product: Yes
  • Bundle Description: Fokos Rangefinder

Leica 1929 1 Model A 35mm Near Focus Camera with50mm f/3.5 Elmar & FOKOS RF