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Manufactured in Allemagne from 1967 until 0.
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Leica MDa-Post

Traduction de Christian Surle.

MDa-POST came after MD-POST.
At the end of 1977, it will be followed by very rare black MD-2-POST’s “Made in Canada”, fitted with f: 2/35 mm and 5.6 fixed aperture.
Nobody knows the silent partner of these cameras.

In fact, two models were manufactured in accordance with the contracts (as for MD-POST):

A “classical” one for 24 x 36 mm format
A “special” one for 24 x 27 mm format

These are the common characteristics of both models:

MDa :

  • Simplified version of M4, with no viewfinder, telemeter, frame selection nor self-timer; specially designed for scientific use.
  • M3-like film transport
  • Bent folding rewind crank
  • Half back opening after removing the bottom shoe. Reminder of film used on back.
  • Cloth shutter working from 1 sec to 1/1000° + B.

 

MDa-POST :

  • Speed selection knob fixed by a screw near “B” setting, on flash sync speed
  • Matt black metal frame, with two positioning spurs on each side of the lens
  • Fixed release that can only operated with a flexible
  • X flash sync only. M sync (of the MDa) has disappeared and its hole is closed by a screwed silver cap
  • A black/silver metal sticker marked “POST 19XX” is stuck on the bottom shoe; it is a typical sign of German mail service.
  • Special f: 2.8/35 mm SUMMARON lens, without focusing, a screw locking the aperture on f: 4 in most cases, but sometimes on f: 2.8. These lenses are always marked “Post” or “Post III-100” (for 1 cm extension)
  • These bodies are marked “POST” in yellow-framed letters, in vertical position on the left of the body. This is a typical mark of all the German mail service MDa’s.
Leica MDa-Post

Leica MDa-Post