1957 Leica Ig is the last Leica
screwmount model made, production ending in 1963. The Leica Ig is
the successor to the If and is the only screwmount camera with the word
'Leica' engraved on the front of the camera. This camera has the same
profile as the IIIg but without the viewfinder/rangefinder incorporated
into the top plate. As with both the Ic and If there are two accessory
shoes mounted for attaching a separate viewfinder and rangefinder. The
rewind knob is partially recessed into the top plate. As with the
Ic and the If, the Ig is intended for scientific or visoflex use.
This Ig has the faster 1957 Elmar f2.8 / 50mm lens introduced in 1957
and produced in both screwmount and bayonet mount for the M series.