CM autofocus film camera, with possibility of manual focus and manual settings. Truly exceptional lens, flawless optics with no haze, fungus, scratches, dust, or any other problems. New electronic components to prevent the E01 and E02 Error messages that this camera (and the Minilux) are known to have. Unlikely to happen with this camera.
It comes with the Leica Leather Bag and original packaging. Please look carefully at the pictures and feel free to ask questions, which I'll try to answer to the best of my abilities.
You can find the manual here. Here the glowing review by Erwin Puts. The following is taken from Erwin Puts' review. The Leica CM is a high grade compact camera, that has the look, feel and part of the functionality (finder display, shutter range, flash) of the M camera range. Its lens is as potent as one could wish to exploit todays film material.
Its electronic features (AF and exposure modes) appeal to the current mood of users to want automatic and fuss free assistance when taking pictures. If we compare the CM and the original Leica from 1924 and contemplate on this 80-year timespan, we see that the technique of photography has not changed that much (getting the correct amount of light on the film at the correct focus), but the tools are now more supportive and efficient.One caveat I would like to make: with a more future oriented and independent design and an updated ergonomics that underscores the concept of a precision tool, the CM could prove its heritage. The 20th century was the age of mechanics and user input, the 21st century is the age of electronics and user support. The CM does a very fine job to extend and translate the basic values of the Leica camera into a modern package. Camera Type: Compact 35 mm viewfinder camera with fast lens and hot shoe for external flash (SCA 3000).
Film format: 35 mm; 24x36 mm. Camera Body: Solid, extremely rugged titanium body. Lens: 40 mm f/2.4 LEICA SUMMARIT (6 elements in 4 groups) with improved multi-layer coating. Autofocus system: Passive phase-detecting autofocus. Viewfinder system: Real image viewfinder with markings of the autofocus measuring field, parallax; diopter compensation from 3 to +1 diopters; suitable for eyeglass wearers.Viewfinder displays: Data indication inside the viewfinder of shutter speed, f-stop, flash condition and focus. Viewfinder magnification: 0.40 x, viewfinder field corresponds to approx. 90 % of the film format. Focus range: 0.7 m (27 1/2 in). Exposure operating modes: Automatic program, optional flash activation (also in back lit situations), aperture-preferred. Automatic exposure, pre-light to reduce redeye effect; Slow (slow shutter speeds); Flash OFF; Slow with synchronization at the end of the exp. Exposure system: Automatic program mode with automatic exposure control, option of flash activation (also for against-the-light exposures) and aperture priority with aperture preselection. Exposure metering: Center-weighted 2-zone metering with backlight recognition. Exposure override: From 2 EV to +2 EV in 1/3 EV steps.
Focusing modes: Autofocus, manual focusing. Measured value storage: Storage of metered exposure value and measured distance by a light pressure on the shutter release button. Shutter speeds: 1/1000 s99 s. Flash range for slide film at ISO 100: 5.8 m (19 ft). Flash range with external LEICA SF 24D flash: 8.5 m (28 ft).Control of accessory flash unit: SCA flash units with SCA 3502M4 adapter and LEICA SF 24D can be controlled by the camera. Functions shown in the LC display: Flash function; exposure over-ride; exposure counter; battery condition; selftimer; exposure progr. Manually set focusing distance, date/time. Film speed setting: Automatic for films with DX coding from ISO 25/15° to ISO 5000/38°; for films without DX coding or with speeds below ISO 25/15°, the speed is set at ISO 100/21°. Picture series function: The picture series function is activated by pressing the shutter release button continuously. Selftimer: 2- or 10-second exposure delay. Data imprinting: Integrated dating device for imprinting the day and time or the date on the film. Power supply: Lithium battery CR 123A.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 117 x 65 x 36 mm (4 5/8 x 2 9/16 x 1 7/16 in). 300g (10.6 oz) (without battery).Other features: Tripod socket, film cartridge window, automatic film advance; manual start of rewinding possible; connector for remote release. The Leica Minilux and Summarit 1:2.4/40mm. The Summarit 2.4/40 is a double-gauss design and by now it should be clear that the limits of this species are being approached. It is significant to note that historically the two most used design types (the triplet and the double-gauss both were adapted to 35mm use by Lee of Taylor and Hobson in the 1920s). Given the constraints of this 6-element design hardly any improvements can be expected.
That is why Leica changed to the ASPH designs in the 35 and 28mm focal length. Zeiss, with the 1.4/50mm, used a DG design and it is interesting to hear what Mr Woltge (previous chief designer of Zeiss) has to say. The lens is optimised fully within the design parameters and better quality is only possible when one employs more expensive glass.
Given the price of the Planar 1.4/50 one may assume that this has not happened. Compare the prce and performance of the Summilux-R 1.4/50 New and you know what decisions the Leica designers made.Anyway: the Summarit is a landmark design as it is designed by Mr Kolsch himself using all tricks of the trade. The item "Leica CM 35mm Compact Camera and Leica Leather Case" is in sale since Wednesday, August 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Foto & Camcorder\Analoge Fotografie\Analogkameras". The seller is "eckoelvis" and is located in Wien. This item can be shipped worldwide.