Leica Standard - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Leica Standard

1932

Black & Nickel model

E. Leitz G.M.B.H.

Wetzlar

Germany

Image of Leica Standard Black & Nickel model

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:

  • Yellow filter 1, stepped mount. Lens cap.
  • Panoramic head. Version with fixed 5 cm ring. For up to 9 exposures horizontal and 14 vertical. Nickel finish.
  • Angle Bracket. Short base model with strap lug cut-out. Square accessory shoe.
  • Etrin case. Double cassette holder.

Code Names:
LEMAX - Camera. FIAMA - panoramic head. FIAVI - Angle Bracket. ETRIN - case. FILBY - Yellow filter 1.

Leica Standard

Chrome model

1933

E. Leitz G.M.B.H.

Wetzlar

Germany

Image of Leica Standard Chrome model

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.
  • "Directions Part I", "Directions Part II", Directions Part III" - instruction books d. June 1937.

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 Converted from a model I(a)

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.

Panoramic Head FIAMA
The FIAMA was produced soon after the introduction of the Leica it was replaced by the FARUX model which had interchangeable rings for different focal length lenses.

Angle bracket FIAVI
The Angle bracket was used to align the lens over the centre of the panoramic head. The FIAVI was introduced in 1929, early versions had a rounded accessory shoe and a base length of 97 mm. With the introduction of strap lugs on cameras (1933) a cut-out was introduced in the base, the length remained the same. A longer base model, 110 mm, was later introduced. On some versions the alignment is not correct as the socket for the panoramic head is not in line with the lens.

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

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