Leica I(c) - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Leica I(c)

E. Leitz G.M.B.H.

Wetzlar

Germany

Image of Leica I(c)

Lens:
f2.5, 50 mm Hektor, iris diaphragm to f18. Depth-of-field scale.

Shutter:
Focal-plane, speeds 1/20 - 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 cine film held in cassette, film is re-wound into cassette.

Focusing:
Helical to 1 metre.

Attributes:
Direct-vision (lens/lens) view-finder.
Auto-stop on film advance. Film advance tensions shutter. Exposure counter.

Serial Number:
28554 (1930) .

With:

  • f4.5, 13.5 cm Elmar, iris diaphragm to f36. Helical focusing to 5 feet. Depth-of-field scale. Without rangefinder coupling.
  • Rangefinder, scaled to 3.5 feet. Swing mirror giving double image 85 mm base. Large dial version with yellow filter.
  • Angular finder.
  • Angle Bracket. Short base model with strap lug cut-out. Round accessory shoe.
  • 2 Cassettes in aluminium double holder. Case for camera and cassettes.
  • Leitz Belichtungs-Tabelle. Dated Dec. 1931.
  • Leitz General Catalogue 1931.

The I(c) differed from the earlier Leica models in having an interchangeable lens, at first lenses had to be matched to the particular camera, later the flange to film-plane distance was standardised. Standardised models are marked with an '0' on the lens flange.

This example started life as a I(a) and has been upgraded to a I(c) specification. The Hektor is un-numbered and carries the IR index.

Code Names:
FOFER - rangefinder. WINKO - Right-angle finder. EFERN - 13.5 Elmar. FIAVI - Angle Bracket. FILCA - cassette. ETRIN - case.

References & Notes:
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