大珍品 Leica KE-7A with Elcan 50/2 “U.S.Military” set
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Serial.1294xxx. Mint condition with perfect function. Full original.
Produced in 1972.
Only 505 units were made and 460 units of them were for “U.S. Military” Among the KE-7A of 505 units
In addition to the procurement contract provided by the U.S. Military (around 460 units) the rest are given away or sold in “Civilian” version.
The biggest difference between the “Military” and “Civilian” versions is the lettering on the back of the top plate.
The military version of KE-7A is not only engraved with the serial number of the top plate, but also includes the military number and contract number, while the civilian version only has the serial number of the top plate.
The Elcan 50/2 lens which was specially made for the U.S. Military with ultra-high resolution.
This is super lens of Leica. It’s small and light and very sharp. It is super lens of Leica.
The hood is less than 500units. It’s very rare one. Also with “C42-LS.39F” military number engraved. Not much KE-7A set with the military hood.
The Leica KE-7A is a special version of the Leica M4 camera produced by Leica Canada for the U.S military.
The appearance is exactly the same as the M4.
For the important structural parts inside the fuselage, higher strength and wear resistance parts are used, and The joint between the body and the bottom plate uses a special glue to increase air tightness, has better durability and anti-sand dust effect.
This batch of cameras are very famous among Leica military cameras, according to the technology issued by the US military Manual, the operating temperature of KE-7A can reach -20 degrees Celsius to 50 degrees Celsius. KE-7a set collection value is very high!