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Leica Serial Numbers vs. Production Year

Leica Serial Numbers vs. Production Year

By: Thorsten Overgaard

This is the list of Leitz and Leica lens serial numbers (not cameras) and which year that lens was approximately produced. Also visit the Leica Lens Compendium and the Leica Camera Compendium.

For detailed reading and a complete range of serial numbers you may find the Leica Compendium by Erwin Puts helpful.

You may also look up a specific lens serial number at the French Summilux.net

Start S/N

End S/N

Production year

156 001

195 000

1933

195 001

236 000

1934

236 001

284 600

1935

284 601

345 000

1936

345 001

416 500

1937

416 501

490 000

1938

490 001

538 500

1939

538 501

565 000

1940

565 001

582 294

1941

582 295

593 000

1942

593 001

594 880

1943

594 881

595 000

1944

595 001

601 000

1945

601 001

633 000

1946

633 001

647 000

1947

647 001

682 000

1948

682 001

756 000

1949

756 001

840 000

1950

840 001

950 000

1951

950 001

1 051 000

1952

1 051 000

1 124 000

1953

1 124 001

1 236 000

1954

1 236 001

1 333 000

1955

1 333 001

1 459 000

1956

1 459 001

1 548 000

1957

1 548 001

1 645 300

1958

1 645 301

1 717 000

1959

1 717 001

1 827 000

1960

1 827 001

1 913 000

1961

1 913 001

1 967 100

1962

1 967 101

2 015 700

1963

2 015 701

2 077 500

1964

2 077 501

2 156 300

1965

2 156 301

2 236 500

1966

2 236 501

2 254 400

1967

2 254 401

2 312 750

1968

2 312 751

2 384 700

1969

2 384 701

2 468 500

1970

2 468 501

2 503 100

1971

2 503 101

2 556 500

1972

2 556 501

2 663 400

1973

2 663 401

2 731 900

1974

2 731 901

2 761 100

1975

2 761 101

2 809 400

1976

2 809 401

2 880 600

1977

2 880 601

2 967 250

1978

2 967 251

3 013 650

1979

3 013 651

3 087 000

1980

3 087 001

3 160 500

1981

3 160 501

3 249 100

1982

3 249 101

3 294 900

1983

3 294 901

3 346 200

1984

3 346 201

3 383 200

1985

3 383 201

3 422 890

1986

3 422 891

3 455 870

1987

3 455 871

3 478 900

1988

3 478 901

3 503 150

1989

3 503 151

3 540 467

1990

3 540 468

3 583 830

1991

3 585 831

3 610 680

1992

3 610 381

3 644 475

1993

3 644 476

3 677 030

1994

3 677 031

3 730 290

1995

3 730 291 3 770 920 1996
3 770 930 3 818 624 1997
3 818 625 3 857 849 1998
3 857 850 3 882 996 1999
3 882 997 3 912 247 2000

3 912 248

3 941 497

2001

3 941 498 3 970 748 2002
3 970 748 3 999 999 2003
4 000 000 4 010 600 2004
4 010 601 4 025 900 2005
4 025 901 4 034 900 2006
4 034 901 4 057 000 2007
4 057 001 4 080 000 2008
4 080 001 2009 -->




To be continued ...

– Thorsten Overgaard, May 2012




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A Leica M7 Titanium. For these limited pieces the serial numbers were from. 100 year Leica Adobe Apple financial results Giveaways Henri Cartier-Bresson. I've searched the Internet but can not find a list of Leica serial numbers/production dates for Leica M bodies past 2000. Does such a list exist, and if not, can someone tell me what year a Leica M7 #2943527 was manufactured?

Leica M7 Discontinued

Year

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Leica M7 with 50mm f/2 Summicron-M IV lens.
  • Order nos. - Black Chrome 10503 (0.72), Silver Chrome 10504 (0.72), Black Chrome 10505 (0.85), Silver Chrome 10560 (0.58), 10513 Betriebsk. (BK factory camera), 10546-blackchrom0.72set
  • Production era - 2002-Current
  • Type - 35 mm rangefinder camera with electronically controlled shutter and two mechanically controlled shutter speeds.
  • Variants - Black - Silver - a la Carte - MP viewfinder added at s/n 2885000 and DX contacts somewhat later per Forum discussion [2] below
  • Special editions - Sheikh Al-Thani Titanium Special Edition (1) - 50 Anniversary Midland Leitz (50 cameras) - Titanium 50 Year M Edition (1000 cameras) - CPA (China Photograph Association) Edition (51 cameras) - Hermès Edition with 1.4/35 mm ASPH. ('étoupe' or 'orange' 100 cameras each)
  • Lens mount - Leica M bayonet mount.
  • Stabilization - None.
  • Viewfinder - Optical x 0.72 magnification with automatic parallax corrected framelines. Custom versions with x 0.58 & 0.85 magnification are available from the manufacturer. LED symbol for battery status. LED light balance with two triangular LEDs and a central circular LED to adjust the exposure. Triangular LEDs give the required direction to rotate the aperture dial. The LEDs flash to warn that the brightness reading is above or below the metering range.
  • Aspect ratio - 3:2
  • Flash - hot shoe synchronization speed 1/50s, slower shutter speeds can be used with manual settings.
  • Exposure compensation +/- 3EV in 1/3 EV increments or from 0 to –3 EV in 1 EV increments with computer control. Manual setting only.
  • Film transport - Manual film loading after opening base plate and rear panel. Advance Manually with quick wind lever or LEICAVIT M or motorized using LEICA MOTOR M, LEICA WINDER-M, LEICA WINDER M4-P or LEICA WINDER M4-2 (from serial no. 10350). Rewind Manually with extending rewind button or rewind crank after turning R lever on front of camera. Frame counter On top of camera. Automatic reset after removing base plate.
  • Film speed range - Choice of automatic setting from ISO 25/15° to ISO 5000/38° for DX coded films or manual setting from ISO 6/9° to ISO 6400/39°. Setting an additional exposure compensation (± 2 EV) allows speeds of ISO 1.5/3° to ISO 25000/45° to be used.
  • Shutter - In automatic mode (AUTO) continuous from 32 s to 1/1000 s. In automatic mode (AUTO) continuous from 32 s to 1/1000 s. With manual setting 4 s to 1/1000 s in whole increments. Electronically controlled with two mechanically controlled shutter speeds, 1/60 s and 1/125 s. B for very long exposures of any duration, (1/50 s) for flash synchronization. Three stage: Power up Exposure value storage (in automatic mode) – Release Standard thread for cable release integrated.
  • Exposure control - Choice of automatic control of shutter speed – with corresponding digital display – with manual aperture selection (automatic mode) or manual shutter speed and aperture setting with adjustment using LED light balance.
  • Metering - Exposure metering through the lens (TTL), selectively with working aperture. Metering principle The light reflected by a metering spot in the center of the first shutter curtain. The metering spot has a diameter of 12 mm and thus corresponds to approx. 13% of the full film format or approx. 2/3 of the short side of the applicable bright line frame in the viewfinder. Metering range (for ISO 100/21°) From 0.03 to 125000 cd/m2 at room temperature, normal humidity and f/1.0. For ISO 100/21° this corresponds to EV-2 to 20 or f/1 and 4s (B setting) to f/32 and 1/1000s. Flashing of the left-hand triangular LED in the viewfinder indicates that the brightness reflected is below the metering range. Metering cell Silicon photodiode with focusing lens to the top left behind the bayonet.
  • Power supply - 6 V from 2 lithium cells, type DL 1/3 N. Battery monitoring by flashing of LEDs in digital display or light balance or by illumination of bc display or all LEDs going out.
  • Weight (camera body without batteries) - approx. 610 g. / 21.5 oz
  • Dimensions (W x H x D without lens) - 138 x 79.5 x 38 mm - 5.4 x 3.1 x 1.5 inches.
  • Camera body - Brass top and base plate. Silver chrome finish or black chrome finish. Tripod thread A 1/4 (1/4') DIN in base plate.
  • Accessories - SF 24D Flash Unit, LEICAVIT M, LEICA Motor-M, LEICA Winder-M, Leather Ever Ready Case 14871, Handgrip 14405, Lens Holder 14404
    • Information from manufacturer's technical data June 2006.
  • Manuals & brochures
    • M7 Instructions III/04/DLW/L.pdf - Courtesy of Thorsten Overgaard

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Leica M7 Serial Numbers

Leica M7 Serial Numbers

SN StartSN EndProductYearBatch
27770012777001M720011
27770022782000 M7 (black+silver)20014999
27820212787000 M7 (black-10 503+silver-10 504)20024980
28497512854750 M7 (black+silver)20025000
28841012889100 M7 (black+silver+BK)20025000
29422012947200 M7 (black)20035000
29999983000000 M720033
30000013001000 M7 Titan 50 Jahre M (+black)20031000
30091013010100 M7 a la carte (10 560)20041000
31219563122006 M7 CPA Edition200651 3999567
unknown3999567- M7 (black)2007 unknown
Initialassignedserial numbers2001-2006 only27,033

Serial numbers compiled from Puts Pocket Pod - Note: List ends in 2006

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