Leica 250 - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Leica 250

Second version (GG), black/chrome finish

1936

E. Leitz G.M.B.H.

Wetzlar

Germany

Image of Leica 250

Lens:
f3.5, 50 mm Elmar, iris diaphragm to f18. Screw mount. Serial no. 464191 (1938).

Shutter:
Focal-plane, speeds 1 - 1/1000, Z. Speeds are varied by delaying the second blind.

Construction:
Vulcanite covered metal body.

Format:
250, 24 x 36 mm exposures on 35 mm cine film held in special cassettes.

Focusing:
Helical, scale to 3.5 feet.

Attributes:
Coupled rangefinder, swing prism type, double image. Direct-vision (lens/lens) view-finder.
Auto-stop on film advance coupled to shutter. Film advance tensions shutter. Exposure counter.

Serial Number:
300016 (1938) .

With:
2 cassettes. Yellow filter 1, 19 mm screw fitting. "The 250-exposure Leica camera", pamphlet d. Feb 1939.

The first model 250 was produced in 1933 and was based on the Leica III, the second model was produced in 1936 based on the IIIa.

Code Names:
LOOYE - Camera. KOOBF - Cassettes. FIRHE - filter. 7454b - Pamphlet.

References & Notes:
Leica Cat. 1936. Hasbroeck, Leica.

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