Sonne C4 Silver Vintage Leica Copy Camera W/50/2 Xenon Schneider Col. Circa 1953 Like Sonne C with two windows only. Extra large (14×20) viewfinder window, protruding above the much higher top. 33mm base rangefinder with pointed cam. E/M synchronization selection by a tiny wheel located on the front of the body(near the usual Leica slow speed dial place). Shining chrome knobs, frame counter, dial and release. Weight without lens 480 g. Nice vintage working camera, Nice 50mm f2 Xenon lens has light haze, Clean top plate, clean base plate showing wear by tpd mount, leather lifting in corners. Who made the Sonne? During WW2, officine Galileo had a plant 5 via San Giorgio, Pordenone (60km northeast of Venice). As peace came back, one of the employees, Antonio Gatto, undertook to manufacture in this factory but under his name a Leica copy designed by the Signor Pignat (Gatto’s Company is often called “Pordenone”). The name chosen for the camera, Sonne means Sun in German (a rising sun is engraved on the top) The choice of a German brand even for the lens. Since Adlenar comes from Adler, eagle in German and the large “German Patent” marking on some bodies show clearly a will to give a high class image to the camera. More: the first Sonne was intentionally named “IV” at a time when the Leica top model was the IIIc… 300 Leica copies / Pont Princelle. We have a reputation for honest, conservative grading on used gear. We are proud members of The Leica Historical Society. We are authorized US dealers for Leica, Zeiss. We also sell NEW USA and International Nikon, Canon, and Hasselblad gear. One of our specialties is locating that rare, desired camera piece you’ve wanted for your collection. Many items are located on a per request basis. We’re located at 2490 Black Rock Turnpike, # 420 Fairfield CT 06825 (By appointment only). The item “Sonne C4 Silver Vintage Leica Copy Camera With50/2 Xenon Schneider Col. Lens Ex++” is in sale since Tuesday, March 28, 2017. This item is in the category “Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\Rangefinder Cameras”. The seller is “leicasam” and is located in Fairfield, Connecticut. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Leica
- Model: Model E Standard black camera set
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy
- UPC: Does Not Apply
- Color: Silver
- Bundled Items: Lens