Used Leica M2 Lever Rewind Custom Paint - Black on Black, Black Accents

SKU: 1062688   

$1,795

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  • The Leica M2 was manufactured between 1958-1967.  This model was conceived as a less expensive alternative to the M3, but its range/viewfinder system became the basis for that of all future models.

    A little history for the camera buffs.  The Leica M2 was manufactured with some variations. Some of the earlier bodies had a push-button rewind release, later bodies had the lever. Some early bodies did not have a self-timer lever, but was added from S/N 1004151 on (known as M2-S in the U.S.A.).

    Here is the cool info on the M2-R version.  The U.S. Military, in 1960, placed an order for the camera.  Leica fitted the Army version with a rapid-load three-prong take-up spool and designated the camera as the M2-S.  After the Army cancelled the orders, S/N 1248201-1250200 were designated as the M2-R and sold to the general public by Leitz, New York. 

    Features of the Leica M2/R

    • 0.72 Rangefinder magnification
    • Frame lines for 35, 50 and 90mm
    • Self-timer lever (later production models)
    • Depth of field indicators in viewfinder
    • External manual reset exposure counter
    • Rapid-load three-prong take-up spool (M2-R version only)

    Item Specifics

    S/N 1062688

    The camera is very clean and in excellent condition for the age.  There are some small scuffs and scratches on the body.  The viewfinder window is clear from haze or fungus, but has a tiny scratch. The film compartment is very clean while the shutter curtain is in perfect condition.

    Item Includes

    The Leica M2 body with body cap.

    Warranty

    Leica Store Miami 30-Day Used Warranty

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  • S/N 1062688

    The camera is very clean and in excellent condition for the age.  There are some small scuffs and scratches on the body.  The viewfinder window is clear from haze or fungus, but has a tiny scratch. The film compartment is very clean while the shutter curtain is in perfect condition.

  • The Leica M2 body with body cap.

  • Leica Store Miami 30-Day Used Warranty

* Please note that all the photos in this listing are of the actual item for sale and not stock photos



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