Leica M2 Rangefinder 35mm Film Camera with L Seal, Elmar 50mm F 3.5 Lens, Excellent Condition
Here we have a truly legendary camera, the Leica M2. This camera features a rewind lever, frame line selector lever, and comes with an Elmar 50mm ƒ/3.5 lens.
This camera also boasts an intact L Seal and its original take up spool.
Cosmetically it is in exceptional condition, as can be seen in the photos. The only blemish is a 2 millimeter chip in the original vulcanite immediately abutting the baseplate on the left hand side of the camera (viewing from the front). This can be seen in the photos and is extremely small. Knurling on all knobs and levers is impeccably clean with no marring or damage. There is no brassing and paint is in excellent condition on this more-than-fifty-year-old camera.
Functionally the M2 is in excellent condition and is fully functional. Everything works as it should. All levers, dials, and knobs click into their detents with mechanical precision. The shutter curtain is in excellent condition, and the viewfinder and rangefinder windows are crystal clear and show perfect contrast for focusing. Frame lines are bright and beautiful.
The serial number of this camera is M2 - 1 143 630.
The lens is the collapsible Elmar 50mm ƒ/3.5 Number 1142449. The optics are mostly clear with some minor haze. Major issues are absent and I've included a shot made with this lens for examination. The aperture ring clicks solidly into its detents, and the blades actuate smoothly. Focus action is nice, though it is not perfect. There's a bit of a lack of weight and a moment in the rotation in which things aren't as smooth as they should be.
This camera and lens have been fully tested with film, resulting in fantastic shots made by a wonderful camera. There are no issues whatsoever.
Because we know this camera is an expensive investment, if the buyer is unsatisfied for any reason we will happily accept a return shipment and issue a full refund. I know that anyone who buys this camera will be exceptionally happy.
The M2 will be carefully packaged and shipped immediately.