Leica I (model C)

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Leica I shown with FOFER rangefinder and with "11 o'clock bell push" Elmar (I) f= 5 cm 1:3.5

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  • Code words - LENEU (body only) - 1931 Catalog
LEOMU = LENEU + ELMAR (Elmar (I) f= 5 cm 1:3.5) - 1931 Catalog
LEDRL = LENEU + EKURZ (Elmar f= 3.5 cm 1:3.5) - 1931 Catalog
LEFER = LENEU + EFERN (Elmar f= 13.5 cm 1:4.5) - 1931 Catalog
  • Production era - 1930-1933, 10,226 cameras (2,995 non-standard + 7,231 standard)
  • Evolution - First Leica camera with interchangeable lens.
  • Variants - Early versions (1930-31 to serial no. 60500) were nonstandard screw mount. Later versions were standardized with the 39 mm screw mount; 3 IC's were made in a gold plated/ calfskin, Luxus version.
  • Designer - Oskar Barnack
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Leica I (model C) Serial Numbers

Serial numbers compiled from Puts Pocket Pod
^ Cameras 49906, 52584, 54050 & 59351 are Leica I (model C) non-standard except 59351
SN Start SN End Product Year Batch
34818 ^ 60000 Leica I (nonstandard-mount) 1930 [25183]
^ 60001 60500 Leica I (nonstandard-mount) 1930 500
60500 71199 Leica I (standard-mount) 1931 10700
TOTAL ASSIGNED SERIAL NUMBERS 1930-1931 11,200

Leica I (model C) is superseded by Leica Standard (model E)

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  • Camera Conversion Chart courtesy of greyelm