Wonderful vintage Leica 111 (model F) rangefinder camera manufatured in 1934 number 146,518. The Leica 111 F was introduced in 1934, the first number being 107,601, production terminated in 1939. The Leica 111 F is basically very similar to the Leica 11 but with the addition of slow shutter speeds, which are controlled by a dial mounted on the camera front and cover the range 1 sec to1/20., strap lugs are also incorporated for the first time. Magnification was increased to 5X, the rangefinder can now be adjusted for defective eyesight.Nickel plated controls also introduced. The rangefinder and viewfinder are not combined but eyepieces are located 1 1/2 inches or 37mm apart.
The rangefinder is automatically coupled by focusing the lens until the two images coincide. Shutter speeds are 1/20 - 1/500 of a second and are located on one control knob situated on top of the camera. `Leica Ernst Leitz Wetzler DRP` is engraved on the camera top plate. This unique camera comes with the Leica period leather case and straps, please also be aware that this camera was serviced when I bought it about ten years age and has had film through. The lens is an Elmar 50mm screw mount original , this was in production from 1924 to 1961.
The item "1934 Vintage Leica 111F, (146518) black with Elmar F50 lens, superb leather case" is in sale since Sunday, February 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photography\Vintage Photography\Vintage Cameras\Rangefinder Cameras". The seller is "expert-witness" and is located in Manchester. This item can be shipped worldwide.