Fantastically made with precision by Leitz and looking great, the Leicina Special - in German Spezial - was (still is!) a master work of stylish, and unequivocal electromechanical design and construction. No wonder the camera was intended as the pinnacle of super 8 cameras. Aimed at serious amateurs, professional cinematographers, and scientists, this one is built like a tank, and still very popular today. The large, sturdy Leica M mount enables the use of M42 screw-mount lenses, Arriflex lenses, Leica M rangefinder lenses,Leica screw mount (with adapters), Leicaflex SLR lenses, and Minolta- and Canon-mount lenses (but no C-mount lenses). Leitz also made a rare high speed variant, Leicina Special High Speed (90-130fps).
|Lens||Interchangeable lenses, M-mount type|
|Basic Schneider Optivaron f1,8 6-66 mm||Zooming ratio: 11x|
Macro focusing: Auto and manual zooming
Filter size: 62 mm
Exposure:Auto and manual
|Viewfinder||Single-lens reflex, adjustable eyepiece|
|exposure||Auto and manual exposure, TTL Electric Eye|
|Exposure compensation||+/- correction for auto|
|Film speed||Manual setting between 10 and 1000 ASA|
|CCA filter||Built-in 85A filter with switch|
|Filming speed||9, 18, 25, 54 fps, single frame|
|Shutter opening angle||<180 degrees|
|Remote control socket||yes|
|Cable release socket||yes|
|Film drive motor||DC micromotor|
|Power source||5 x AA batteries|
|Weight||960 g (body only)|
Looking for the manual for more features? Download here a copy of the Leicina users guide (PDF, 9.5 mb).
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