The Leica M®
is a photo camera model line from Leitz, today Leica Camera AG, for the small format. Leica M cameras are rangefinder cameras. Leica introduced the M system (the “M” stands for “Meßsucher”) in 1954 as the successor to the Leica IIIf. The “ancestral series” of the Leica M thus reaches back to the first 35 mm camera in the world (Ur-Leica).
During the 1950s Japanese quality and innovation, along with low pricing, devastated the European camera industry. Leica became an expensive type of camera bought largely by professional or serious photographers as Alfred Eisenstaedt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, Ernst Haas, Inge Morath and Sebastião Salgado. However, the advent of reflex camera technology made rangefinders somewhat obsolete. © Wikipedia
Special thanks to my timelessly beautiful model
Northern Germany 2016
The used Leica M is a very very rare type of bakelite replica. Unlike the original, it shows when looking through the viewfinder 18 black and white slides of nude 50s beauties. As a family heirloom, it is strictly not for sale.