Leica Standard

Leica Standard Review – and some thoughts around the Benefits of Standardisation

The Leica Standard, or Model E as it’s also known, was brought to market by Leitz in 1932, and with minor tweaks to its design, its production continued into the late 1940s. As such, it ran contemporary to other lots of models that had coupled rangefinders and other more advanced features, so by comparison, it was very much the stripped-back basic model. It is simply a box with a shutter, a viewfinder, an accessory shoe and a standardised Leica thread mount that takes 135 35mm film cartridges. And that is exactly why I like it so much!

Voigtlander 28mm f/3.5 Color-Skopar on leica standard

5 Frames with a Leica Standard & Voigtlander 28mm f/3.5

This Leica is the camera in my collection that seems to raise the most eyebrows. I’m going to write about using it properly sometime, but briefly, the questions I get asked the most are around the practicalities of shooting such an old camera. The beauty of it is – the thing that most people who …

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