Listing a rare Leica M1 upgraded to a contemporary Leica M-A rangefinder. It comes with its original matching box, paperwork, and manual. All the serial numbers match between the M1 and paperwork. This M1 is running smoothly with all shutter speeds sounding accurate to the ear.
This M1 has a modern contemporary Leica M-A coated viewfinder installed, turning it into essentially a Leica M2, but with a Leica M-A 0.72x rangefinder and all the modern flare prevention coatings (while also doing without the self-timer or preview lever for a more tactile experience). The rangefinder is clear and clean and as bright as any M-A or MP viewfinder.
The eyepiece to the rangefinder is also the hard rubber type to prevent scratching of your eyes glasses... Just like a modern Leica M-A. Frame lines are as follows: 35mm & 50mm & 90mm. The 135mm and the 28mm framelines are not present, so the viewfinder maintains the traditional clean and uncluttered M2 viewfinder, but with all the benefits of the Leica M-A viewfinder.This M1 maintains its original film take up loading spool. The body is clean and the lugs are also clean. The original vulcanite is like new, with no chips or flakes. All shots came back well exposed.
The item "Leica M1 Leica M-A M2 Upgrade Near Mint with Box" is in sale since Monday, January 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Film Photography\Film Cameras". The seller is "leicamshooter" and is located in Long Beach, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.