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  • $39,995.00

SKU: 29125

-Camera serial #1294654
-Original Midland Leica KE-7A military still picture M4 camera made for the US army in 1972
-All black finish
-One of the most sought after cameras and lenses made by Leica ELCAN in Midland.
-Originally made by Leica in the Midland factory for the US army. The US military issued ones are noted with a military identification number below the serial number on the back of the camera.
-Very hard to find a military issued example in such wonderful condition
-Has the characteristics and features of a Leica M4 but has a winterized shutter and the body has been sealed against dust and dirt
-Specifically made in very limited production. Only 505 KE-7A bodies ever made in total!
-A specially designed lens with 4 non-cemented air-spaced elements for use in extreme weather conditions and active war zones. Elcan Lens serial #276-0088
-A very special 50mm F2 ELCAN miliatary design lens with the TIGER CLAW metal aperture control and special short optical design 50mm lens.
-To find it complete, no dents, no major use or abuse is very attractive and RARE!

This camera is coming from its original owner who was a US Military officer.
The camera is TRULY MINT and never been opened. Still has the C seal on the camera and the lens is 100% perfect.
This is THE FINEST KE-7a camera I have ever seen.
Also, a very luck # lens #088. WOW!
Really something special and truly a remarkable find.

-Included an Elcan 50mm f2 lens
-4 elements 4 groups
-Lens Cat No. ELCAN (Type 276)
-Body Cat No. KE-7A

-Elcan 50mm f2 lens

Cosmetics 9+/10
-No dings, dents or major marks
-This camera is MINT and in LIKE NEW condition. Really spectacular and truly in MINT condition. AMAZING!
The nicest, if not THE nicest KE-7A you will every find except for finding one NEW IN THE BOX SEALED.

An AMAZING find!

Mechanics 9.5/10
-Shutter speeds are accurate
-All camera functions are working normally
-Lens focus is smooth
-Aperture clicks are crisp
-Shutter curtain is light leak free and wrinkle free

This is also amazing since the camera has never been opened in decades and still working well as it should.

Optics 9.5/10
-Rangefinder/viewfinder is bright and clean
-No fog, fungus, separation or scratches in the lens.
Glass on the lens is crystal clean.

I can not stress the beauty and rarity of this camera and lens set. A great history and an even better # 088. Wonderful and a peice of Leica and world history. This is one of THE Leica cameras to have. A must for any collector or enthusiast. Really a great price as a set considering the individual value and kept together. Fabulous!