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Leica M1 body
|Type||35 mm camera|
|Lens mount||Leica M-mount|
|Flash||none; connectors for external flashgun|
|Dimensions||138 x 77 x 33.5 mm|
The M1, which followed the original M3 and later M2, was the lowest-cost and simplest Leica M body, a simplified M2 without a rangefinder. It was intended to be used for technical work together with the ground-glass focussing Visoflex, a mirror reflex housing that turns a Leica M into a single-lens reflex camera.
Several similar models were made simultaneously with later M-series Leicas:
- The Leica MD, a simplified M2
- The Leica MDa, a simplified M4
- The Leica MD-2, a simplified M4-2
- "The Leica M1: The Lost Leica". Leicaphilia. Retrieved 26 February 2018.