Talk:Leica IIf

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The Leica IIf was introduced in 1951 and was similar to the IIIf that came out a year earlier. The IIf did not have slow speeds (instead the port had a vulcanite covered metal disc) and the accessory shoe was fixed with only two screws. The maximum shutter speed was originally 1/500 sec. but later in 1954 this was increased to 1/1000 sec. As described by Rogliatti, in the third batch of serial numbers from 611001 to 615000, a new so-called "light weight" shutter design was incorporated having the international progression of speeds. A total of 12,348 red dial IIf cameras were produced with the 1/500 sec maximum shutter speed from 1952 through 1954 as shown here in this example.