Leica Standard - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Leica Standard

1932

Black & Nickel model

E. Leitz G.M.B.H.

Wetzlar

Germany

Image of Leica Standard

Lens:
f3.5, 5 cm Elmar, iris diaphragm to f18. Depth-of-field scale. Bell-push infinity lock. Screw mount.

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 cassettes, 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.

Identification:
Large shutter speed dial.

Serial Number:
101196 (1932) .

With:
Lens cap. Case. Double spool holder. Yellow filter 1, stepped mount.

Code Names:
LEMAX - Camera. ETRIN - case. FILBY - Yellow filter 1.

Leica Standard

Chrome model

1933

E. Leitz G.M.B.H.

Wetzlar

Germany

Image of Leica Standard

Lens:
f3.5, 5 cm Elmar, iris diaphragm to f18. Screw mount. Serial no. 432462 (1938).

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, scale to 3' 6".

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

Serial Number:
291193 (1938) .

With:
Removable short-base rangefinder scaled Infinity to 2' 6". Lens cap.

Code Names:
LEMAX - Camera. FOKOS - Rangefinder.

Leica Standard

Converted from a model I(a)

E. Leitz G.M.B.H.

Wetzlar

Germany

Image of Leica Standard

Lens:
f3.5, 3.5 cm Elmar, iris diaphragm to f18. Screw mount. Serial no. 182575 (1933).

Shutter:
Focal-plane, speeds 1/20 - 1/500, Z. 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, scale to 3.5 feet.

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

Serial Number:
8507 (1928) .

Notes:
This is an unusual conversion by Leitz as the original shutter release button remains. The film advance and re-wind knobs are replaced as is the accessory shoe, speed dial and base plate.

With:
3.5 cm direct-vision (lens/lens) view-finder.

Code Names:
WEISU - view finder.

The Standard was an entry level model that could be upgraded to a higher specification. It also had uses in copying and scientific areas where a rangefinder was not required. The extending re-wind knob was used to standardise parts with the model II.

References & Notes:
Leica shutter. BP 383911/1932. Leica Cat. 1933. Leica Cat. 1936. Hasbroeck, Leica.

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