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Information about Leica - Leica products, history, persons and related knowledge. All things Leica /Leitz, and even some other related camera items are here, with exception of Projectors; for Leitz projectors, or if your first language is German, be sure to visit our Leica (German) Wiki

LEITZ / LEICA PRODUCTS

From 1925 on, Leitz (then Leica) has been producing rangefinder, reflex and point & shoot cameras as well as enlargers, projectors, microscopes and hunting optics. Known for quality materials and design excellence, Leica products are compact, modular, and continuously compatible.

LEICA SCREW-THREAD SYSTEM

Screw-thread Bodies

Leica 0
0-top.jpg
Leica I (model A)
1a-top.jpg
Leica II (model D)
II D-top.jpg
Leica III (model F)
III top.jpg
Compur Leica (model B)
Compur.jpg
Leica Standard (model E)
I E-top.jpg
Leica IIIa (model G)
IIIa-top.jpg
Leica I (model C)
ImC-top.jpg
Leica 250 (models DD, FF and GG)
250-top.jpg
Leica IIIb
IIIb-top.jpg
Leica Ic
Ic-top.jpg
Leica IIc
IIc-top.jpg
Leica IIIc
IIIc-top.jpg
Leica IIId
IIId.jpg
I-2000.jpg Leica 0 (2000) Leica If
If-top.jpg
Leica IIf
IIf-top.jpg
Leica IIIf
IIIf top.jpg
......... 0-04-top.jpg Leica 0 (2004) ......... Leica Ig
Ig-top.jpg
......... Leica 72
72-top.jpg
......... Leica IIIg
IIIg-top.jpg
.........

Screw-thread Lenses & Camera Accessories

35summaron35.jpg Screw-thread Lenses x Ordinal 5elmar35-2.jpg Screw-thread Lenses x Name 5elmar35.jpg Screw-thread Lenses x Type 73hektor19.jpg
FODUS.jpg

RASUK.jpg
Rangefinders and Viewfinders . Itdoo.jpg
OLLUX.jpg
Lens Hoods ..FIKUS.jpg Screw-thread Accessories CEYOO.jpg

LEICA M SYSTEM

Film M

Model & Leica No. Production Era
Serial Nos.
Production Quantity Shutter System Metering System Rangefinder/ Viewfinder Body Weight Height Width Body Depth
M3
M3-top.JPG
IGEMO
1954-1968
700000-
-1206999
227,959 total
225,715 chrome
1720 black
214 green
Early non-
geometrical
later 1-1/1000
+B 1/50 X
None Combined
0.92 x
50-90-135 mm
580 g
1.28 lb
77 mm
3.03 in
138 g
5.43 in
33.5 mm
1.32 in
MP and MP2
MP1-top.jpg
IMOOP
1956-1959 ca. 450 MP's
ca. 27 MP2's
1-1/1000+B
1/50 X
None 0.58, 0.72, 0.85
600 g
1.32 lb
80 mm
3.15 in
138 g
5.43 in
38 mm
1.50 in
M2
M2-top.jpg
KOOHE
1957-1968
926001-
-1250200
ca. 82,000
1851 black
5900 self-timer
1-1/1000+B
1/50 X
None Combined
0.72 x
35-50-90 mm
580 g
1.28 lb
77 mm
3.03 in
138 g
5.43 in
33.5 mm
1.32 in
M1
M1-top.jpg
KOOCT
10125
1959-1964
950001-
-1102900
9,650 total
9,442 chrome
208 green
1-1/1000+B
1/50 X
None Viewfinder
only
35-50 mm
545 g
1.20 lb
77 mm
3.03 in
138 g
5.43 in
33.5 mm
1.32 in
MD
MD-top.jpg
10101
1963-1966
1102501-
-1160820
3,196 1-1/1000+B
1/50 X
None None 595 g
1.31 lb
77 mm
3.03 in
138 mm
5.43 in
36 mm
1.42 in
MDa
MDa-top.jpg
10103
1966-1975
1159001-
-1412550
14,000 1-1/1000+B
1/50 X
None None 595 g
1.31 lb
77 mm
3.03 in
138 mm
5.43 in
36 mm
1.42 in
M4
M4-top.jpg
10400
1967-1975
1175001-
-1443170
60,000 1-1/1000+B
1/50 X
None Combined
0.72 x
35-50-90-135mm
545 g
1.20 lb
77 mm
3.03 in
138 mm
5.43 in
33.5 mm
1.32 in
M5
M5-top.jpg
10501
1971-1975
1287001-
-1384000
33,420
10,270 silver
23,150 black
1/2-1/1000+B
1/50 X
Manual TTL 0.72 x
35-50-90-135mm
shutter speed
meter needle
ca. 645 g
1.42 lb
87 mm
3.42 in
150 mm
5.9 in
36 mm
1.42 in
M4-2
M4-2-top.JPG
10410
1978-1980
1468001-
1525351-1533350
ca. 15,000 black
ca. 1,000 gold
1-1/1000+B
1/50 X
Manual split image measuring Combined
0.72 x
35-50-90-135mm
525 g
1.16 lb
77 mm
3.03 in
138 mm
5.43 in
36 mm
1.42 in
MD-2
MD-2top.jpg
10105
1980-1986
1545301-
-1704800
ca. 2,600
black chrome
1-1/1000+B
1/50 X
None None x g 77 mm
3.03 in
138 mm
5.43 in
36 mm
1.42 in
M4-P
M4p.jpg
1981-1987
1543351-
-1692950
ca. 18,000 black
ca. 4,400 chrome
1 to 1/1000+B
1/50 X
Manual split image measuring Combined
0.72 x
28-35-50
75-90-135mm
545 g
1.20 lb
77 mm
3.03 in
138 mm
5.43 in
36 mm
1.42 in
M6
M6-top.JPG
1984-2003
1657251-
-2464100
100,000-
150,000
1-1/1000
1/50 X
TTL
EV -1 - 20
Combined
0.72 x
28-35-50
75-90-135mm
585 g
1.29 lb
77 mm
3.03 in
138 mm
5.43 in
38 mm
1.50 in
M6 TTL
M6TTL-topm.jpg
1998-2003
2466101-
-2760000
ca. 40,000 1-1/1000 manual
+B & 1/50 X
Manual, TTL
EV -2 - 20
Combined
0.58, 0.72, 0.85 x
28-35-50
75-90-135mm
600 g
1.32 lb
79.5 mm
3.13 in
138 mm
5.43 in
38 mm
1.50 in
M7
M7-top.jpg
10503 chrom
10504 black
2002-Current 27,033+ 4-1/1000 manual
32-1/1000 auto
+B & 1/50 X
Manual, TTL
and AE
EV -2 - 20
0.58: 28-35-50-75-90mm
0.72: 28-35-50-75-90-135mm
0.85: 35-50-75-90-135mm
610 g
1.34 lb
79.5 mm
3.13 in
138 mm
5.43 in
38 mm
1.50 in
MP
MP-top.jpg
10301 chrom
10302 black
2003-Current 20,433+ 1-1/1000 manual
+B & 1/50 X
1-1/1000 manual
+B & 1/50 X
Combined
0.58, 0.72, 0.85
28-35-50
75-90-135mm
600 g
1.32 lb
77 mm
3.03 in
138 mm
5.43 in
38 mm
1.50 in

Sources

Digital M


Model Production Year Shutter System Metering System Sensor System Body Weight Height Width Body Depth
M8
M8-top.jpg
2006-2009 32-1/8000
1/250 X
center-
weighted
TTL
10.3 MP
18 x 27mm
545 g
1.20 lb
80 mm
3.15 in
139mm
5.47 in
37 mm
1.46 in
M8.2
M82-top.jpg
2008-2009 32-1/4000
1/180 X
center-
weighted
TTL
10.3 MP
18 x 27mm
545 g
1.20 lb
80 mm
3.15 in
139mm
5.47 in
37 mm
1.46 in
M9 - M9-P
M9c-top.jpg
2009-2012 32-1/4000
1/180 X
center-
weighted
TTL
18 MP
23.9x35.8mm
585 g
1.30 lb
80 mm
3.15 in
139mm
5.47 in
37 mm
1.46 in
M Monochrom
MonoT.jpg
2012-Current 32-1/4000
1/180 X
center-
weighted
TTL
18 MP
23.9x35.8mm
600 g
1.32 lb
80 mm
3.15 in
139mm
5.47 in
37 mm
1.46 in
M-E
Met.jpg
2012-Current 240-1/4000
1/180 X
center-
weighted
TTL
18 MP
23.9x35.8mm
585 g
1.29 lb
80 mm
3.15 in
139mm
5.47 in
37 mm
1.46 in
Leica M
Mmt.jpg
2013-Current 60-1/4000
1/180 X
center-
weighted
TTL
24 MP
23.9x35.8mm
680 g
1.50 lb
80 mm
3.15 in
139mm
5.47 in
42 mm
1.65 in

M Series Lenses & Camera Accessories

M Lenses x Ordinal M-135F34.jpg M Lenses x Focal Length M-90f4-c.jpg M Lenses x Type Non-Leica M Lenses
Rangefinders and Viewfinders ... SBLOO.jpg.....12585.jpg M Lens Hoods 12504.jpg M-AV.jpg Other M-Accessories YSOOE.jpg

LEICA STUDIO CAMERAS

Visoflex

About Visoflex..... VF-I.jpg Visoflex Lenses x Ordinal V40f5-ii.jpg V65f35-v.jpg Visoflex Lenses x Focal Length V200f4.jpg Visoflex Accessories VisoIII.jpg

S Series Cameras

Model Production Year Production Quantity Shutter Speed Metering System Sensor System Body Weight Height Width Body Depth
S1
S1-top.jpg
1996-2000 146 ? ? 75 MP ? ? mm ? mm ? mm
S2
Stv.jpg
2009-2012 3,929+ 120B-1/4000 Multi-field metering, center-weighted integral metering, spot metering 37.5 MP
30 x 45 mm
sensor
1410 g
w/ battery
120 mm
4.72 in
160 mm
6.30 in
80 mm
3.15 in
Leica S
Lstv.jpg
2012- ? 125B-1/4000 Multi-field metering, center-weighted integral metering, spot metering 37.5 MP
30 x 45 mm
sensor
1260 g
w/ battery
120 mm
4.72 in
160 mm
6.29 in
80 mm
3.15 in
S Lenses S24.jpg. .S30f28.jpgS30cs.jpg. .S39.jpg. .S35f25.jpg. .S45.jpg. .S7025.jpg. .S120f25.jpg. .Sts.jpg. .S180f35.jpg

LEICA REFLEX SYSTEMS

Forum R-cameras [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]

Film R

Table adapted from the Leica German Wiki and Karen Nakamura

Model &
Leica No.
Production
Era
Production
Quantity
Shutter
Speed
Metering
System
Viewfinder/
Sensor
Body
Weight
Height Width Body
Depth
Leicaflex Mark 1 and Mark 2
Leicaflex-1top.jpg
1965-1968 32,500 1-1/2000 External CdS cell
Manual metering
Non-matte focusing screen
Leicaflex SL and SLMOT
LeicaflexSL-mot.jpg
10011 & 10013
1968-1974 74,715

73,735 SL
980 SLMOT
1-1/2000 TTL selective (7mm)
Manual Metering
Microprism focusing screen with central area

Leicaflex SL2 and SL2MOT
LeicaflexSL2top.jpg
10022 and 10023

1974-1976 25,575

24,555 SL2
1020 SL2MOT
1-1/2000 TTL,
Selective
Split image (3mm)
Microprism (7mm)
770 g
1.70 lb
97 mm
3.82 in
148 mm
5.83 in
57 mm
2.24 in
R3
R3-top.jpg
10031
1976-1980 ca. 70,000
36,600 black
4250 chrome
25,500 mot
5000 safari
1000 gold
1-1/1000 TTL,
Selective,
Integral
Segmented (3mm)
Microprism (7mm)
780 g
1.72 lb
96.5 mm
3.80 in
148 mm
5.83 in
64.6 mm
3.55 in
R4
R4-top.jpg
10041
1980-1986 91,700
81,700 black
9000 chrome
1000 gold
1-1/1000 TTL,
Selective,
Integral
Switchable
dial
630 g
1.39 lb
88.1 mm
3.47 in
138.5 mm
5.45 in
60 mm
2.36 lb
R4S
R4s-aufsicht.jpg
1983-1986 ca. 25,000 1-1/1000 TTL,
Selective,
Integral
Switchable
dial
620 g
1.37 lb
88.1 mm
3.47 in
138.5 mm
5.45 in
60 mm
2.36 lb
R5
R5-top.jpg
10 061
1986-1992 ca. 34,000
30,000 black
4000 chrome
1-1/2000 TTL,
Selective,
Integral
Switchable
dial
625 g
1.38 lb
88.1 mm
3.47 in
138.5 mm
5.45 in
62.2 mm
2.45 in
R6
R6-top.jpg
1988-1992 ca. 24,000
20,000 black
4000 chrome
1-1/1000 TTL,
Selective,
Integral
Switchable
dial
625 g
1.38 lb
88.1 mm
3.47 in
138.5 mm
5.45 in
62.2 mm
2.45 in
R-E
R-E.jpg
1990-1994 ca. 6,100 1-1/2000 TTL,
Selective,
Integral
Switchable
dial
625 g
1.38 lb
88.1 mm
3.47 in
138.5 mm
5.45 in
62.2 mm
2.45 in
R6.2
R-6.2top.jpg
1992-2002 ca. 21,000
11,900 black
9100 chrome
1-1/2000 TTL,
Selective,
Integral
Switchable
dial
625 g
1.38 lb
88.1 mm
3.47 in
138.5 mm
5.45 in
62.2 mm
2.45 in
R7
R7-top.jpg
10 068
1992-1996 29,629
22,000 black
7000 chrome
1-1/2000 TTL,
Selective,
Integral
Switchable
dial
670 g
1.48 lb
98.8 mm
3.89 in
138.5 mm
5.45 in
62.2 mm
2.45 in
R8
R8-bl-oben.jpg
1996-2002 36,551 1-1/8000 TTL,
Selective,
Integral,
Multi-pattern
Switchable
dial
890 g
1.96 lb
101 mm
3.98 in
158 mm
6.22 in
62 mm
2.44 in
R9
R9-bl-oben.jpg
2002-2009 9050 + 1-1/8000 TTL,
Selective,
Integral,
Multi-pattern
Switchable
dial
790 g 1.74 lb 101 mm
3.98 in
158 mm
6.22 in
62 mm
2.44 in

Sources

  • Theo Kisselbach, Das Leicaflex Buch, Heering-Verlag München, 16.-19. Tsd, 1976
  • Theo Kisselbach, Die Leica R4, Heering-Verlag München, 2. Aufl., 1982
  • Günter Osterloh, Leica R - Angewandte Leica Technik, Umschau Verlag, 2. Aufl., 1988
  • Günter Osterloh, Leica R - Angewandte Leica Technik, Umschau Verlag, 3. Aufl., 2000



Digital R

Model & Leica No. Production Era Production Quantity Shutter Speed Metering System Viewfinder/ Sensor Body
Weight
Height Width Body
Depth
R8
R8-bl-oben.jpg
DMR
14 439
1996-2002 36,551 1-1/8000 TTL,
Selective,
Integral,
Multi-pattern
Switchable
dial
1495 g
3.30 lb
101 mm
3.98 in
158 mm
6.22 in
62 mm
2.44 in
R9
R9-bl-oben.jpg
DMR
14 439
2002-2009 9050 + 1-1/8000 TTL,
Selective,
Integral,
Multi-pattern
Switchable
dial
1395 g
3.07 lb
101 mm
3.98 in
158 mm
6.22 in
62 mm
2.44 in

Reflex Lenses & Camera Accessories

R Mount R-pc28f28.jpg R Lenses x Ordinal R60-2.8top.jpg R Lenses x Focal Length Rv-7f28.jpg R Lenses x Type Ax45-90.jpg Compatible Non-Leica R Lenses
Leica R
Accessories
R3mwg.jpg Motor Winders, Drives & Grips 12564.jpg R Lens Hoods R4db.jpg Data Backs Raf.jpg Other R Accessories

LEICA COMPACT CAMERAS

Compact & Mini Cameras

Multi-lens
compact
film camera .
Fixed-lens
compact
film cameras
Fixed-lens
mini
film cameras
Fixed-lens
mini
film cameras
C o m p a c t
. . . . D i g i

t a l . . . . .


C a m e r a s
Multi-lens
compact
digital cameras
CL
CL-top.jpg
10700
Minilux
Minilux-top.jpg
AF-C1

AfC1-top.jpg
Mini

Mini-top.jpg
Digilux

Digilux-top.jpg
C-Lux 1
C-Lux-1-top.jpg
Minilux Zoom
Minilux-zoom-top.jpg
C2-Zoom

C2z-top.jpg
Mini II

MiniII-top.jpg
Digilux Zoom

Digilux-zoom-oben.jpg
C-Lux 2
C-Lux-2-top.jpg
D-Lux
D-lux-top.jpg
C11
C11-top.jpg
Mini 3 - Mini 3DB

Mini3-top.jpg
Digilux 4.3
Digilux-43.o.jpg
C-Lux 3
C-Lux-3-top.jpg
D-Lux 2
D-Lux-2-top.jpg
Digilux 1
Digilux1-top.jpg
CM
CM-top.jpg
C1
C1-top.jpg
Mini Zoom
Minizoom-top.jpg
V-Lux 1
V-Lux-1-top.jpg
V-Lux 20
Vlux20.jpg
D-Lux 3
D-Lux-3-top.jpg
Digilux 2

Digilux2-top.jpg
Digilux 3
Digilux3-top.jpg
CM Zoom
Cm-z-top.jpg
C2
C2-top.jpg
V-Lux 2

Vlux2.jpg
V-Lux 30
V30t.jpg
D-Lux 4
D-Lux-4-top 001.jpg
X1
X1-top.jpg
C3
C3-top.jpg
Z2X and Z2X DB

Z2X-angle.jpg
V-Lux 3

V3top.jpg
V-Lux 40
V40t.jpg
D-Lux 5
Dlux5-top.jpg
X2
X2t.jpg
V-Lux 4

V4t.jpg
C 112
C112t.jpg
D-Lux 6
Dlux6t.jpg
X Vario

Xvarot.jpg
Leica T
T233.jpg
C Series
Compact Leica Lenses
M-40f2-c.jpg . M-40f28.jpg . M-90f4-ci.jpg D Series
Leica 4 /3 Lenses
D50f28.jpg . D25.jpg . D50f38.jpg . DV150.jpg . D45.jpg . DG1.jpg T Series
Leica T Lenses
T23.jpg . T1856.jpg . T1123.jpg . T55.jpg
Pocketable
Panasonic
Lumix with
Leica Lens
. Fx50t.jpg
. FX50
. Tz3t.jpg
. TZ3
. Zs7t.jpg
. ZS7
. Lx5t.jpg
. LX5
. Zs19t.jpg
. ZS19
. Lx7t.jpg
. LX7
. Zs25t.jpg
. ZS25
. Pgx7t.jpg
. GX7
. Lf1234.jpg
. LF1
. Zst40.jpg
ZS40 TZ60

IMAGE PROCESSING TECHNIQUES & EQUIPMENT

LEITZ / LEICA SPORT OPTICS

LEITZ / LEICA CODE NAMES & SERIAL NUMBERS

Leitz introduced code names for their products ca. 1928, so that orders by dealers could be placed via telegraph without confusion. Since ca. 1959, Leica has used five digit numeric values in lieu of code names.

LEITZ / LEICA CODE NAMES : : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Table adapted from the Leica (German) Wiki Know-how/Bestellwörter

Serial Number Links for Leica Cameras and Lenses  : # # # # # # Serial Numbers Leica Cameras  : # # # # # #

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