Leica M39 system

Discontinued

Leica I

35mm MF film viewfinder camera

Also known as: Model C
Announced: 1930
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1/20 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica Standard

35mm MF film viewfinder camera

Also known as: Model E
Announced: 1932
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1/20 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica Ic

35mm MF film viewfinder camera

Announced: 1949
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1/30 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica If

35mm MF film viewfinder camera

Announced: 1952
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1/25 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica Ig

35mm MF film viewfinder camera

Announced: 1957
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica II

35mm MF film rangefinder camera

Also known as: Model D
Announced: 1932
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1/20 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica III

35mm MF film rangefinder camera

Also known as: Model F
Announced: 1933
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica IIIa

35mm MF film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1935
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica IIIb

35mm MF film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1938
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica IIId

35mm MF film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1939
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1/30 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica IIIc

35mm MF film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1940
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica IIc

35mm MF film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1948
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1/30 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica IIIf

35mm MF film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1950
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica IIf

35mm MF film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1951
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1/25 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica IIIg

35mm MF film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1957
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1/30 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica I

35mm MF film viewfinder camera

Also known as: Model C
Announced: 1930
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1/20 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica Standard

35mm MF film viewfinder camera

Also known as: Model E
Announced: 1932
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1/20 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica Ic

35mm MF film viewfinder camera

Announced: 1949
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1/30 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica If

35mm MF film viewfinder camera

Announced: 1952
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1/25 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica Ig

35mm MF film viewfinder camera

Announced: 1957
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica II

35mm MF film rangefinder camera

Also known as: Model D
Announced: 1932
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1/20 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica III

35mm MF film rangefinder camera

Also known as: Model F
Announced: 1933
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica IIIa

35mm MF film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1935
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica IIIb

35mm MF film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1938
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica IIId

35mm MF film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1939
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1/30 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica IIIc

35mm MF film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1940
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica IIc

35mm MF film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1948
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1/30 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica IIIf

35mm MF film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1950
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica IIf

35mm MF film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1951
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1/25 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica IIIg

35mm MF film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1957
Mount: M39
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Mechanical
Speeds: 1/30 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: No

Leica is a brand name synonymous with 35mm photography and rangefinder cameras. Leica introduced many features which were then adapted by other 35mm cameras. Interchangeable lenses, the focal plane shutter and the lens-coupled, built-in rangefinder, to name a few.

The interchangeable Leica lenses were offered in a large variety of types ranging from wide-angle to telephoto, ensuring excellent results in all branches of amateur photography and most specialized professional work. Their exceptional light-gathering qualities, resolving power, remarkable depth of field and unexcelled color rendition helped to develop the Leica system of photography.

Camera lineup

M39 mount lens lineup

Lenses found: 36
Ultra-wide angle prime lenses
Leitz Wetzlar Super-Angulon 21mm F/4Pancake lensPro 1958 
Wide-angle prime lenses
Leitz Hektor 28mm F/6.3 1935 
Leitz Wetzlar Summaron 28mm F/5.6 1954 
Leitz Elmar 35mm F/3.5 1930 
Leitz Wetzlar Summaron 35mm F/3.5 1946 
Leitz Wetzlar Summaron 35mm F/2.8 1958 
Leitz Wetzlar (Canada) Summicron 35mm F/2 1958 
Leica Summicron 35mm F/2 ASPH. 1999 
Standard prime lenses
Leitz Elmar 50mm F/3.5 1930 
Leitz Elmar 50mm F/3.5 1952 
Leitz Wetzlar Elmar 50mm F/3.5 1954 
Leitz Wetzlar Elmar 50mm F/2.8 1957 
Leitz Hektor 50mm F/2.5 1930 
Leitz (Wetzlar) Summar 50mm F/2 1933 
Leitz (Wetzlar) Summitar 50mm F/2 1938 
Leitz Wetzlar Summicron 50mm F/2 1951 
Leitz Wetzlar Summicron 50mm F/2 1951 
Leica Summicron 50mm F/2 1999 
Leitz Wetzlar Xenon 50mm F/1.5 1935 
Leitz Wetzlar (Canada) Summarit 50mm F/1.5 1949 
Leica (Wetzlar) Summilux 50mm F/1.4 1959 
Leica Summilux 50mm F/1.4 1999 
Short telephoto prime lenses
Leitz Wetzlar Hektor 73mm F/1.9 1930 
Leitz Wetzlar Summarex 85mm F/1.5 1940 
Leitz Elmar 90mm F/4 1930 
Leitz Wetzlar Elmar 90mm F/4 1932 
Leitz Wetzlar Elmar 90mm F/4 1954 
Leitz Wetzlar Elmar 90mm F/4 1964 
Leitz Wetzlar Elmarit 90mm F/2.8 1958 
Leitz Wetzlar Thambar 90mm F/2.2 1934 
Leica Canada Summicron 90mm F/2 1957 
Leica (Canada) Summicron 90mm F/2 1959 
Leitz Wetzlar Elmar 105mm F/6.3 1930 
Medium telephoto prime lenses
Leitz Elmar 135mm F/4.5 1930 
Leitz Weitzlar Hektor 135mm F/4.5 1933 
Leitz Weitzlar Elmar 135mm F/4 1960 

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