1925 Leica I?
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1925 Leica I?

Really early Leica I on the bay...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/273897406759?ul_noapp=true


... if it is real.

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To my untrained eyes, it looks real. Serial No. 951? Crazy! Should lens say 5cm rather than 50mm?
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Looks ok but this amused me ... "Minor sign of use."
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To my untrained eyes, it looks real. Serial No. 951? Crazy! Should lens say 5cm rather than 50mm?
Elmar's were marked 50mm before they switched to 5cm somewhere in the 1930s. My 1932ish Elmar is marked 50mm.

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No take up spool. It’s the reason I will skip this one.
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No, not 100% original. The wind knob is too high. The release button must be flat without a dimple. However, the lens seems correct for this vintage.

The knurling of the knobs should be finer. The knobs are replaced at some time. The oculair should be flat.

Very nice camera, but I think it is too expensive.


The lens cap is original.


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Looks ok but this amused me ... "Minor sign of use."

Yeah thought so myself too Actually put a smile on my face

Thanks for post.

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Interesting that he doesn't post to Australia. Could it be that he doesn't like our consumer laws about accuracy of description, mandatory refunds, etc.
Also, he's apparently selling from Moscow .
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that does not mean anything, when I sell I also exclude Australia as well as many other countries. I sell within EU only (excluding France), got too many problems with those french buyers.
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Nice to see an "Elmax" lens though.


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PS Far too dear, anyway...
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Definitely looks real, but note Eric's remarks: It's not 100% original. I'm sure it's no Russian fake, though.
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this Leica A Elmax sold at Leitz Auction a few weeks ago
https://www.leitz-auction.com/auctio...ions/auction33
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this Leica A Elmax sold at Leitz Auction a few weeks ago
https://www.leitz-auction.com/auctio...ions/auction33

I don't see this one in the catalogue.


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I don't see this one in the catalogue.


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That is weird. No URL for a specific item.

Search Elmax and you will find it.
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Search Elmax and you will find it.

I only see in the Leitz Auction a Leica I Elmax with this number: No. 1356



The one of the OP is №951

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I was not saying camera 951 sold at auction

I was saying this (another) Leica Elmax sold at auction for the purpose of comparison

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I thought that you saw the same camera. Can happen.


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