Leitz Leicina Special

marketed in 1972

production: 1972-1975

silent super 8 cartridge

lens: interchangeable lenses, M-mount type

basic lenses:

- Schneider Optivaron f: 1.8 \ F: 6-66 mm

zooming ratio: 11x

focusing: manual

macro focusing: yes

zooming: auto and manual

filter size: 62 mm

exposure: auto and manual

- Macro Cinegon f: 1.8 \ F: 10 mm

focusing: manual

filter size: 39 mm

exposure: manual

rangefinder: split image

viewfinder: single-lens reflex with adjustable eyepiece

exposure: auto and manual exposure control; TTL Electric Eye (1)

exposure compensation: +/- correction for auto

film speed: manual selection between 10 and 1000 ASA

CCA filter: built-in 85A filter, with filter switch

filming speed: 9, 18, 25, 54 fps, single frame

shutter opening angle: <180 degrees

fading: yes

lap dissolve: yes

time exposure: yes

sound: no

remote control socket: yes

cable release socket: yes

movie light socket: no

film counter: yes

frame counter: yes

handle: retractable

battery check button: yes

film drive motor: DC micromotor

power source: 5 x AA batteries only

weight: 960 g (body), 420 g (Macro Cinegon)

dimensions: 85 x 100 x 160 mm

tripod socket: 1/4"

made in Germany by Leitz

  • see the Leitz ST-1 Electronic Control Unit, accessory for synchronized sound with external tape recorder, interval timer, etc

  • (1) auto exposure only with Schneider Optivaron lens