Used Leica M7 0.58 a-la-carte, black paint - Recent Leica Wetzlar CLA

Includes 1 Year Leica Warranty

SKU: 3009817   

$21,995

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Once upon a time, Leica allowed its customers to order incredible, magical, and beautiful customized film cameras, via the now-legendary a-la-carte program. And while that program is long since gone (but not forgotten), every now and then, a truly special camera from that era will pop up.

Presented here is what I would consider to be the ultimate M7: the Leica M7 0.58 a-la-carte, black paint.

This stunning piece incorporates numerous changes over a “standard” M7 from the period.

  • It is finished in Leica’s revered glossy black paint over brass finish.
  • The top plate is like an MP, with no Leica red dot or M7 logos on the front, and the classic Leica script engraving on the top along with the model designation and serial number.
  • The body covering is a unique flat black leather with a light “sandpaper” pattern.
  • The strap lugs are black painted brass.
  • The frame counter is black with white numbering.
  • The film advance lever is solid metal in matching black paint.
  • The rewind and frame line preview levers are also solid metal in matching black paint.
  • The shutter speed dial (and power switch) is knurled in the classic MP style, with white and red font.
  • The lens release button is chromed, like an MP.
  • The shutter button surround is also chromed, like an MP.
  • The viewfinder features a 0.58x magnification with frame lines for 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm, and 90mm. The lack of 135mm frame lines means when a 35mm lens is attached, the 35mm frame lines are presented by themselves for an unimpeded viewing experience.

I do not believe there is a more special a-la-carte black paint M7 in existence! And to top it all off, this M7 spend the last year at Leica Customer Care in Wetzlar, Germany, where it received a full overhaul and a selection of new parts to ensure it is in new, flawless condition. I struggle to find a mark anywhere. The warranty card start date is dated July 2011, so we estimate this camera was manufactured in early 2011 or late 2010.

A one-year Leica warranty is included.

This M7 is complete as new with the grey outer box, silver main box, inner presentation box, foam packaging, instruction manual, test certificate, warranty card, unused neck strap, body cap, flash sync port cover, and Leica Customer Care documentation.

You won’t find another one like it.



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