The Leica I g, which was available from 1957 to 1960, was the last model in the line of classic Leica screw mount cameras intended for special photographic applications.
Derived from the Leica III g, which was also available from 1957, the I g represents the simplified basic version without viewfinder and rangefinder. The self-timer was also not installed in the I g. In the short production period of just three years, a total of only about 5,968 cameras were produced.
Like the predecessor model, the Leica I f, the Ig was intended primarily for use in medical-technical or scientific photography, as well as for numerous other special applications. In most cases, the lack of viewfinder and rangefinder was secondary. However, both parts could be supplemented by the extensive accessories as needed.
Probably the rarest variants of the Leica I g are the highly adapted special versions for the Deutsche Bundespost (German Federal Post Office) with permanently installed Summaron 2.8 / 35mm lens for reading off counter readings and the so-called I g “Siemens” for use on the microscope.
The offered Leica I g (built in 1957) is technically and cosmetically in very good condition. This is a rarity, as most of the Leica I g offered have slight to distinct signs of use.
Total production: approx. 5.968 units
Rarity forecast: R6