Leica 0

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Early Leica drawings adapted from manufacturer's brochures in The Leica Pages

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0-34.jpg Preproduction series of 31 cameras, Serial #100-130, hand-made in 1923 & 1924. Since the focal plane shutter was not self capping on the first seven examples, they required the use of a lens cap which was attached with a cord to a small bracket on the camera body. This feature was retained on the second batch even though they had a self-capping shutter. The viewfinder (either folding or telescoping type) is located directly above the lens. (Image and data courtesy of Massimo Bertacchi

  • Production era - 1923-1924; 31 cameras
  • Variants - First a folding finder, later replaced by a tubular finder with crosshairs, and then finally without viewfinder
  • Body - aluminum with black lacquered brass top plate, base plate and nickel plated knobs
  • Size L x W x H - 133 x 39 x 65 mm / 5.24 x 1.54 x 2.60 in
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  • Anastigmat Lens - LLC - 112
  • Production era - 1920-1925
  • Variants - non-self-closing and self-closing lens
  • Lens mount - Fixed to camera
  • Number of lenses /groups - (5 or) 4 /3
  • F stop range - f/3.5 > f/12 (18)
  • Closest focusing distance - 1 m / 3.28 ft
  • Angle of view diagonal - 45 degrees
  • Diaphragm setting /type - 10-blade
  • Materials - Lacquered brass
  • Dimensions (length x diameter) -
  • Weight - 135 g /4.76 oz
  • Inscription - Leitz Anastigmat 1:3,5 F=50mm
  • Designer - Max Berek, Zeiss Anastigmat lens design by Paul Rudolph (1858-1935)
  • Ur-Leica replicas - Order no. 940231 - c.1970 46+ Ur-Leica "nachbildung" (dummy copies) were manufactured by Leica
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Leica 0 Serial Numbers

Serial numbers compiled from Puts Pocket Pod
SN Start SN End Product Year Batch
100 122 0-series 1923 23
TOTAL ASSIGNED SERIAL NUMBERS 1923 23