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Leica Leitz KE-7A Military M4 Midland Camera w/ Case +Elcan 50mm f2 Nice Rare

Leica

  • $12,495.00

SKU: 24475
Barcode: 2430-53


Description
-Original Midland Leica KE-7A military still picture M4 camera made for the US army in 1972
-Camera serial #1294843
-All black finish
-One of the most sought after cameras made by Leica
-Originally made by Leica in the Midland factory for the US army with some being sold for civilian use. The military issued ones are noted with a military identification number below the serial number on the back of the camera and when decommissioned they were scratched off by the military. This is an extremely desirable example that has not had the military ID numbers scratched off. FSN #6720-165-7115. Cont. #F42600-71-C-2429 US
-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. Lens serial #276-0266

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

Includes
-Rear plastic flash sync caps
-Elcan 50mm f2 lens
-Original Leica brown KE-7A military camera case

Cosmetics 8.5+/10
-No dings, dents or major marks
-Top plate clean with few faint bright marks
-Base plate clean with few bright marks
-Leatherette is all intact
-Lugs are clean with modest signs of wear
-Lens barrel clean shows very minor signs of use

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

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