Grade: GOOD

Leica M1

The forgotten Leica M1 with external light meter.


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In stock

SKU: NDG-1CM-0073

Leica M1 details

The Leica M1 is also known as the forgotten Leica. It is a lot less popular than its brethren, which are the M2, M3 and M6 Leica cameras. The reason behind this is that the M1 is a simplified version of the latter mentioned. The M1 doesn’t have an internal light meter and does not have a range finder in its viewport therefore making it zone focus use only. This makes the camera quite hard to use since the photographer needs to have an external light meter or has to rely on the sunny 16 rule. Also the possibility for fine focus is impossible so taking pin sharp portraits is out of the question.

Fortunately this version of the M1 has an external light meter attached to the camera. This makes it a little bit more user friendly. Unfortunately the front element on the lens that was attached is ruined, it has suffered over the years and is practically unusable. On the data sheet it does say the lens is attached but, because of its quality,  we decided to remove it. Therefore this camera does NOT come with a lens.


  • The camera has been tested and is working.
  • Light seals are good.
  • Shutter is ok.
  • Basic cleaning is done.

Visual appearance:

  • Technically the body is good.
  • Lens is as is and not usable.

Accessories, papers and packaging:

  • Batteries: not needed
  • Lens Cap: no


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Grade of this Leica M1


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Serial number


Production year


Production code


Camera body style

Series / Lens mount

Camera film format


Silver or Chrome

Focus type

Light meter


No battery

Lens serial number


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