Camera #unknown serial with Kodak 47mm Ektar Lens #EO20181. Kardon Military Cold Weather Camera is in very good++ cosmetic condition But Needs Service. Camera Back Plate Identification Number was sanded down.
Back Plate is original riveted authentic plate. I suspect someone "liberated" this from the US Army Signal Corp. And removed the serial numbers.
The high speed dial is not moving properly and loose - but it is changing speeds. Dial shows brassing on top edges.
I believe it was machined to accept a Leica Geiss Kontakt flash synchronization device. Shutter curtain has hole and needs replacement. Shutter is hanging up and speeds are not right. Viewfinder has bright clear view. Rangefinder 2nd image is bright with excellent contrast - easy to focus.
Both Viewfinder / Rangefinder have light slight haze. Top Plate has some light scratches and brightlines. Bottom Plate Latch Spring needs adjustment. Please see detailed pictures for cosmetic condition. Kodak 47mm Ektar f/2 Lens # EO20181.Cosmetics are excellent and glass is nice except for some edge chips on the edge of the element behind the aperture. Front and rear elements are nice with excellent coatings. Front element has some light cleaning marks. Lens has no scratches, fungus, or separation.
Please see picture for tiny chips on edge of innterior element. Element is whole and edges are good. View through the lens is clear with tiny dust. Bright light inspection shows front element cleaning marks and light slight haze behind the rear element. Focus is very stiff and needs lubrication.
Lens comes with generic cap. Please check my feedback and auctions for other Leica items.
The item "Leica Copy Kardon Camera US Army Signal Corp. Kodak 47mm Ektar Lens" is in sale since Monday, September 27, 2021. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\Rangefinder Cameras".The seller is "satedesco" and is located in Hudson, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.