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'Leica Standard' camera, made by Leitz, 1932.

Thompson, Paul

'Leica Standard' camera, made by Leitz, 1932.
3 6 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 28cm


A chrome finish Leica Standard for screw mount interchangeable lenses. This camera has a pull-out rewind knob, shutter speeds from 1/20 to 1/500 of a second and a 'T' setting, with a brilliant viewfinder for a 50mm lens. The lens fitted is a Elmar F3.5 50mm nickel finish lens. The Leica (Leitz camera) was developed by Oskar Barnack (1879-1936) while head of the experimental department at the Leitz company in Germany, and it was introduced to the public in 1925.

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