LEICA M2 black paint

Original black painted Leica M2 from the year 1962.
The camera is in good to very good condition and seems to be in unchanged original state.
Unfortunately, the bayonet latch is a little bit wobbly at times, which is due to the age of this black painted Leica M2.

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In stock

No. : 1053248 Condition : B-C

UVP: 17.820,00 


The Leica M2 was produced from 1958 on in very small numbers with black lacquered camera body. Due to the changed viewfinder system with the viewfinder framelines for 35mm lenses, the Leica M2 enjoyed increasing popularity among professional photographers. As with the Leica M3, the desire for an inconspicuous, black lacquered camera body was also large.

Since the majority of the black-painted cameras were used by professional photographers, it is almost impossible to find a  black painted camera in mint condition. And there is a not insignificant number of collectors who appreciate the traces of use on one of the early black-painted Leica M models and prefer a camera with minimal signs of use to a like new one.

Production quantity: 1871 pieces from official production in black paint plus an unknown number of conversions

Rarity: R8

rarity forecast: R8