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LEICA I (MODEL A) BLACK PAINT CAMERA SN. 429 +50MM ELMAX F3.5 +CASE +FODIS +MORE

Leica

  • $9,995.00

SKU: 25926
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Description
-Serial #429
-First year first batch production
-Extremely desirable very early 1924 example with a three digit serial number
-Classic early Leica I(A) body with a first version 50mm F3.5 Elmax nickel lens 
-Matching black paint Fodis rangefinder attachment 
-Mushroom style shutter release button
-Features no rangefinder and instead has a 50mm built in viewfinder and an accessory shoe for the external rangefinder/viewfinder attachment

This is an outstanding set and truly RARE. With its original Elmax lens in nickle finish. The lens alone is worth it. Truly outstanding. This complete set has its original fitted case that everything fits in. Its original Yellow filter.
The camera is exceptional and really very early. An amazing set and a must have!

Details
-Black paint finish
-Original patina
-Speeds B, T, 1" - 1/500
-Cat No. LEOMU

Includes
-First version 50mm f3.5 Elmax lens
Blackpaint Fodis rangefinder attachment

-Yellow filter with filter holder
-Film canisters
-Strap
-Leica camera outfit leather case

Cosmetics 9/10
-No dings, dents or major marks
-Leatherette is all intact
-Top plate has very minor use with beautiful patina!
-Overall very clean considering this will be almost 100 years old soon.
Very well kept!

Mechanics 8.5/10
-Shutter speeds 1/30 - 1/500 are accurate
-All camera functions working normally

Lens is smooth and aperture ring is smooth as well!

Optics 8/10
-Rangefinder/viewfinder are bright and clean
-The lens has some minor haze but nothing major.

I recently sold a modified Elmax lens that was changed to chrome, for $5000. An original Nickel Elmax lens sells for $7500-$10000. The bodies are exceptionally rare as well. To find a 3 digit camera, this early, they usually sell for $2500-$5000. This is a complete set, finder, clean and beautifully kept.

A modest price considering. A great value and a sure investment considering what they already sell for. A must have! The lens is worth it alone but to have it with a #429 camera, case, filter, rangefinder all complete is something special!