M4. Here with 21 mm Super Angulon f/3.4 and 21 mm
rangefinder on top.
This camera was bought from new in 1975 by press photographer
Ebbe Andersen at the daily newspaper Politiken.
It was bought as a complete set with 21 mm Super Angulon,
50 mm Summicron and 90 mm Tele-Elmarit lenses. Only the original
90 mm was stolen with another Leica and then replaced around
1980 with the 90 mm Tele-Elmarit in black that goes with it
camera has been on active duty 24-7 in many countries but
has mostly served in Denmark, photographing well-known Danish
people such as Mogens Glistrup, Klaus Riskjær, the poet
Dan Turell, Dirch Passer, Victor Borge, Princess Benedicte,
the singer Dario Campotto, foreign minister Uffe Elleman-Jensen
and prime ministers Poul Schlüter and Poul Hartling.
1982 the photographer held executive positions at Politiken
and hardly used it, untill he decided to sell it in 2004.
camea is not a collectors item as collectors usually collect
unused cameras and lenses in mint condition - preferably with
the original box and documents. This camera has been used
went to the Dan Turell café to eat dinner few hours
after I picked up the camera. It was my first visit to that
place, not yet knowing that the camea had actually taken pictures
of the poet the place was named after. Funny coincidence.
no 1210613, produced 1969