The Black Paint Leica M3

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Lars Netopil, internationally recognized Leica specialist, has researched the double stroke black paint finished Leica M3 and reported his findings in the Leica Historica magazine VIDOM #105 from 2013. Lars lists by serial number this infrequently encountered M3 variant. Undoubtedly prepared on request for specialist applications, i.e. photojournalists wanting to remain as inconspicuous as possible. … Continue reading The Black Paint Leica M3

Leica at the End of the 1930’s

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Perhaps the most comprehensive Leica catalog prepared by E.Leitz, Inc. New York was booklet #1275 dated March 1939. Leicas and their accessories from the “golden age” of the 1930’s were presented to entice legions of minicam enthusiasts. The Leica IIIb was the premier model. The Standard (E), II (D), III (F), and 250 (Reporter) provided … Continue reading Leica at the End of the 1930’s

Classic Connection guide selling your old camera gear.

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When you are finally ready to part with your old camera (film or digital) gear for the latest model, or maybe you wish to switch systems or you just wish to get cash for your old camera,lenses and accessories that have been sitting in your closet or camera bag, You should contact a company like … Continue reading Classic Connection guide selling your old camera gear.

The PEGOO Remembered

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The Leitz mirror reflex housing (Visoflex 1) circa 1950-1958 was typically equipped with the PEGOO 45 degree magnifier. The 45 degree viewing angle made close-up photography more convenient than when the straight up and down LVFOO magnifier was attached. Nature photographers especially valued the tripod mounted Visoflex1/Bellows1/135mm Hektor assemblage for their precise and demanding work. … Continue reading The PEGOO Remembered

Leica IIIc’s 386001-387000 – James Lager

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One thousand Leica IIIc cameras dispatched to at least 18 countries including neutrals Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. All during 1942 with no direct deliveries to the Allies. Just under 480 units to Leitz agent Schmidt in Shanghai.China in June 1942. Range of serial numbers between 386056-386715. Shipped with 5cm Elmar (LOOGI), 5cm Summitar (LOOQA), … Continue reading Leica IIIc’s 386001-387000 – James Lager

Leica IIIc “Luftwaffen-Eigentum” (wrongly engraved( with Leica 5cm f2 Summitar “Luftwaffen-Eigentum” lens w/case.filter,cap Nice /RARE

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In the early 1970’s, I was alerted to a chrome Leica IIIc 385725K engraved Luftwaffen-Eigentum and Fl.no.38079. Delivery records then held by Ernst Leitz Wetzlar indicated this camera had been delivered late in the War to Berlin on 11.8.44 ( August 11th, 1944) on shipment 13082. This camera was not identified as Luftwaffe issue, and … Continue reading Leica IIIc “Luftwaffen-Eigentum” (wrongly engraved( with Leica 5cm f2 Summitar “Luftwaffen-Eigentum” lens w/case.filter,cap Nice /RARE

DISCOVER MORE IN BLACK AND WHITE – The Leica M10 Monochrom with 40MP

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Improved detail rendition for greater image quality The Leica M10 Monochrom occupies a special place within the M-System: its newly developed image sensor is designed exclusively for grayscale recordings and offers exceptional fine-detail rendition thanks to its exceedingly high, 40-megapixel resolution.The fact that no color filter arrays are required means that there are fewer glass and … Continue reading DISCOVER MORE IN BLACK AND WHITE – The Leica M10 Monochrom with 40MP

R.I.P Ken Hansen

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      Yesterday we received this info from Leica Co regarding Mr. Ken Hansen: It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of Ken Hansen this past Saturday.There will be a service for Ken on Thursday, May 2nd at Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, 109 Darlington Avenue, Ramsey, NJ 07446. All close friends are invited to attend.   … Continue reading R.I.P Ken Hansen

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) “Your Mark” Edition

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Leica latest  “special camera set ” announcement : Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) “Your Mark” Edition Leica Camera is pleased to announce a new special edition set for the Leica Monochrom, designed in collaboration with the Leica Store San Francisco and Horween Leather Company: the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) “Your Mark” Edition, complete with … Continue reading Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) “Your Mark” Edition

Leica Q2 Full Frame 47.3MP Digital Camera W/28/1,7mm Summilux lens NEW USA

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Leica Camera just announce the introduction of its latest camera, and the new evolution of one of its most popular recent releases, the Leica Q2 Camera.The Leica Q2 features a brand new 47.3 megapixel full frame sensor, integrated weather sealing throughout the body and built-in Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 lens,a brand new electronic viewfinder, lightning-fast auto-focus and burst shooting, 4K … Continue reading Leica Q2 Full Frame 47.3MP Digital Camera W/28/1,7mm Summilux lens NEW USA