Standard Leica (model E)

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1938 Leica IE, with a Leitz Elmar (I) f= 5 cm 1:3.5

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  • Code names - AROOG = ALVOO + ELMAR; AROOG CHROM = ALVOO CHROM + ELMAR per Farines List; and from 1933 catalog: LEMAX = LENOT + ELMAR and in 1933 NY catalog this combination was shown as LYSTA.
  • Production era - 1932-1950; 13,545 in black; 13,680 in chrome cameras (ed. note: 12,229 less than the assigned numbers below)
  • Variants - Last of the bodies with a top-set viewfinder and without a coupled rangefinder; late versions used a type III body, identified by the strap lugs and a plug on the front where the slow-speed dial would have been installed
  • Body - aluminum with black lacquered, chrome or nickel plated brass top plate, base plate and knobs
  • Size L x H x W - 133 x 67 x 33 mm / 5.2 x 2.6 x 1.3 in.
  • Body weight - 368 g / 12.9 oz.
  • Designer - Oskar Barnack
  • Forum discussion
  • Variants - Chrome -c- and black lacquer versions
  • Serial numbers - 101001-106000, 115901-c-116000, 123001-123580, 137401-137625, 138701-c-138950, 139901-139950, 141501-141850, 142501-142700, 143751-143900, 144401-144500, 145601-145800, 147001-147075, 147176-c-147875, 149351-c-149450, 150851-151100, 152501-c-152600, 154801-c-154900, 158301-158350, 159201-159350, 161151-161450, 163401-163450, 163951-164150, 165301-165500, 167751-168000, 168851-169000, 169201-169350, 171551-171900, 172801-173000, 173501-173650, 175501-175700, 177701-177800, 179576-179800, 180701-180800, 182501-182700, 183601-183750, 185501-185650, 185701-185800, 188301-188600, 191651-191750, 193201-193450, 194851-194950, 196551-196750, 197401-197500, 200651-200750, 201601-201700, 203301-203400, 205501-205700, 207401-207600, 210401-210900, 212401-212700, 213301-213600, 214401-214800, 217301-217500, 222301-222700, 224601-224800, 233501-233700, 239801-240000, 241701-241900, 244201-244400, 244801-245000, 248401-248600, 249501-249700, 251301-251500, 253601-253800, 256401-256600, 257601-257800, 259801-259900, 261801-262000, 264801-265000, 267901-268000, 271101-271600, 277501-277900, 278601-278800, 286501-286800, 291001-291200, 291801-292000, 292201-292400, 293901-294000, 295301-295400, 296601-296900, 299901-300000, 300101-300200, 300301-300400, 301601-301700, 303801-303900, 305701-305701, 307501-308000, 308301-308500, 309001-309200, 312001-312200, 312501-312800, 312800-313500, 314301-314500, 316701-316900, 318301-318500, 320701-321000, 322201-322700, 327801-328000, 329001-329400, 330301-330500, 330801-331000, 333301-333600, 341301-341500, 342001-342200, 348501-348600, 349051-349300, 352101-352150, 352150-353600, 353801-354000, 355001-355650; 39,454 total assigned numbers 1931-1948 assigned per Serial Numbers Leica Cameras

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