Leidolf Lordomat

This is the Leidolf Lordomat, a wonderful rangefinder made in circa 1953 in Wetzlar, Germany, home to Leitz. Though considerably lighter that other rangefinders such as the Canon P and Tower 45 it is heavier than the likes of the Yashica 35.

The camera supports interchangeable lenses though this camera came with the Schacht-Travenar f3.5 35mm. Others avaliable include the Lordon f2.8 50mm and Schacht-Travenar f4 135mm.

Excerpt from the Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office

Though a bit unusual, winding and cocking the shutter with the index finger soon becomes second nature and is no more difficult that lever winding with the thumb.

MakeLeidolf
ModelLordomat
Yearc1953
Format35mm
ShutterProntor-SVS
SpeedB, 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 300
LensSchacht-Travenar f3.5 35mm
 f3.5 35mm
Focus1m – ∞
Aperturef3.5 – 22
Light MeterNo
RangefinderYes

Sample images taken on Ultrafine Xtreme 100, stand-developed HC-110, 30 minutes. Though they came out a bit overexposed the results are still pleasing.

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