Good Russian Copy Of Leica Ii With Collapsible 'elmar' Lens
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Good Russian Copy Of Leica Ii With Collapsible 'elmar' Lens :
This is a Russian copy of a Leica 11 BetrieBSK (demo model). All in black with a collapsible 'Elmar' (a copy) f3.5 50mm lens on the front. It looks in very good condition and is quite an interesting camera for people who collect these things. Looks better condition than many 'real' Leicas from the same apparent age. The shutter seems to fire well (I can only test by the sound of the mechanism) and the rangefinder is bright but needs a little vertical adjustment which is quite a small job if you know what you're doing. The camera should still be usable without this tinkering though.Its quite a fine looking camera with red and white lettering on the top. Serial number on the camera is 141617 which puts it in 1934 (if it was a Leica!).
Yes, I know its a fake but it looks the part and has all the Leica 'look and feel'. A fun camera worth a look, I think.
Best of luck.
NOTE: This was previously offered (in good faith) as a real Leica but another er noticed problems with it and informed me. I withdrew the camera from sale immediately. Apologies to anyone who offer for it last time - this time it will go to the highest buyer!