Leica Ic - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Leica Ic

1949

E. Leitz G.M.B.H.

Wetzlar

West Germany

Image of Leica Ic

Shutter:
Focal-plane, speeds 1/30 - 1/500, B. Speeds are varied by delaying the second blind.

Construction:
Vulcanite covered metal body.

Format:
36, 24 x 36 mm exposures on 35 mm film held in cassette.

Attributes:
Auto-stop on film advance coupled to shutter. Film advance tensions shutter. Exposure counter.

Serial Number:
520463 (1950) .

With:

  • Body cap.
  • Microscope attachment. Comprises: 10x Periplanatic eyepiece; Fixing collar for draw tube; Ibso three-blade shutter, speeds 1 - 1/25, with flash synchronisation; Focusing telescope and beam splitter; 1/3x tube to attach camera to shutter; Two cable releases. Red fitted box.

The I series was primarily intended for scientific or recording work. There are minor differences in the top plate engraving between examples of the Ic. Discontinued in 1952.

MIKAS
The microscope adapter is operated by two cable releases, one operates the shutter the other, which has a lock on the release, the finder prism (beam splitter). Parts were interchangeable with the microscope adapters made for plates. The finish and engraving style of the adapter changed over time. A flash synchronisation is fitted to later models.

Code Names:
OEFGO - camera. MIKAS - Microscope attachment.

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