R-E

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  • Production era - 1990-1994
  • Order numbers - 10055-black - 10810-olympia
  • Variants - 1992 Barcelona Olympia set which included a Leica Mini and 28mm–70mm f/3.5–4.5 Vario Elmar-R
  • Description - "The Leica R-E, first shown at Photokina 1990, joins the Leica R5 series and has three exposure modes, either centre weighted full area reading for normal subjects or a selective reading to cope with the more difficult lighting conditions. Both metering modes are available with the aperture priority AE, as well as manual mode, coupled with the selective meter reading, for occasions where the aperture and shutter speed can be set independently.
TTL flash metering system is fully available as per the R5 specification." -jcb

R-E Serial Numbers

^ Camera 1900095 is R5
SN Start SN End Product Year Batch
1777501 1779000 Leica R6 & R-E 4 May 1990* 2500 ca.1250
1782001 1783000 Leica R5, R6, R-E 1990 1000 ca.333
1786001 1788000 Leica R5, R-E 1990* 2000 ca.1000
1788001 1790000 Leica R5, R-E 1991* 2000 ca.1000
1791001 1793000 Leica R5, R-E (olympia) 1991* 2000 ca.1000
1797001 1799000 Leica R5, R-E 1991* 2000 ca.1000
1799001 1800000 Leica R5, R-E 1991* 1000 ca.500
1900001 ^ 1903500 Leica R-E, R6.2 1991* 3500 ca.1750
1907501 1908500 Leica R-E, R6.2 1991* 1000 ca.500
Total assigned serial numbers 1990-1991 ca.6,083

. * Serial numbers and batch total from Gandy's List
** Serial numbers from Serial Numbers Leica Cameras with computed batch total.
Unmarked SN's match between both lists and Gandy's batch total was used without recalculation.