The KSP Leica Collection

Oskar Barnack’s genius idea of creating the small format 35 mm camera created a revolution in photography, paving the way for the birth of the Leica Legend. His small and lightweight Leica brought portability and high  quality to  photography. The current Leica M9  and Leica Lenses continue the tradition of  highest quality in the industry. Year 2014 will be the 200th anniversary of  this creation so look for some celebrating!

On the second floor of Keeble & Shuchat is a collection of Leica Cameras and accessories that has been called the largest collection of Leica memorabilia available to the public  in the west . If you are a Leica fan or enjoy history of photography, this is a display to see.

This is a replica of Oskar Barnack’s original UR Leica 35mm prototype camera that was produced from 1913-1918 and was the precursor to the Leica A that was introduced at  the 1925 Leipzig Spring Fair.

The Leica 250 was a very unique camera with the capability of up to 250 exposures, loaded into special cassettes on the ends. There were only 983 of this model were ever produced.

 

Between 1926 and 1931, this model sported the shutter on the front of the lens.

Come on by and check out this collection of Leica cameras, lenses and accessories.