Leica IIf

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Leica IIf red dial 1/500 with 1951 Elmar f = 5 cm 1:3.5 lens - copyright L. David Tome
LOOEL = LOOSE + ELMAR (Elmar (I) f= 5 cm 1:3.5) - 1954 Catalog
LUOON = LOOSE + SOOIC (Summicron (I) f= 5 cm 1:2) - 1954 Catalog
* Note: LOOSE is the code name for the Leica IIc body as well as IIf depending on the date of the catalog: Leica IIc < 1951 > Leica IIf.
  • Production era - 1951-1956; 35,091 cameras
  • Evolution - Leica IIIf body without the slow-speed button; accessory shoe is spring-blade type fixed by 2 screws
  • Variants - Black dial (BD), red dial 1/500 (R5), red dial 1/1000 (R1), Betriebsk or Betriebskamera (BE) engraved "works cameras" used by Leitz employees and Eigentum (EI) "property" company cameras; some have "sharkskin" (SH) jacket
  • Body - Aluminum with chrome plated brass top housing, base plate and knobs
  • Size L x W x H - 136 x 39 x 65 mm / 5.35 x 1.54 x 2.60 in
  • Manuals & brochures

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Leica IIf Serial Numbers

Serial numbers compiled from Puts Pocket Pod
.* and data from Pacific Rim Camera
^ Camera 762932 is Leica IIIf
SN Start SN End Product Year Batch
451001 455000 Leica IIf (BD+SH) 1951 4000
570001 575000 Leica IIf (BD+R5) 1951-1952 5000
611001 615000 Leica IIf (R5) 1952-1953 4000
650001 655000 Leica IIf (R5) 1953 5000
675001 682000 Leica IIf (R1) 1953-1954 7000
711001 713000 Leica IIf (R1) 1954 2000
762001^ 765000 Leica IIf (R1) 1955 3000
787001 789000 Leica IIf (R1) 1955 2000
799001 799999 Leica IIf (R1) 1956 999
808501 810000 Leica IIf (R1) 1956 1500
820501 822000 Leica IIf (R1) 1956 1000
TOTAL ASSIGNED SERIAL NUMBERS 1951-1956 35,499