1949 Casca II

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.The Casca II was the most sophisticated interchangeable lens rangefinder camera of its time. Innovative design features such as bayonet mounted lenses, projected brightlines in the viewfinder for 85 and 135mm lenses and a flip up back for easy film loading were way ahead of the competition; Leica would have to wait until 1954 before offering similar features on their  M3. Shutter speeds were selected by a sliding bar on the back of the camera. Sadly, after making a few hundred cameras production was discontinued after Leica threatened to sue over patent infringements (shutter design).