I am at work now.
This morning a dear colleague kindly surprised me by putting a weathered dark brown leather photo bag on my desk.
When I opened it I saw, to my delight, a Leicaflex SL in rather mint condition. On it a Summicron f2 50mm (Leica R-bajonet).
My colleague told me the camera was broken. Something with the film advancement but she wasn’t sure.
She told me I could keep the camera if I was able to fix it but wanted a small digital compact in return.
This Leicaflex SL belonged to her father and he would be happy with a more advanced compact digital camera.
I can’t wait to get home and see if I can repair the Leicaflex SL. If not I’ll contact P. and ask if he can help.
Anyway I am a very happy man.
The Leicaflex was the first series of 35mm single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras manufactured by Leitz. The Leicaflexes were fully mechanical cameras marketed between 1964 and 1976.
It was Leica’s response increasing popularity of SLRs during this period.
It appears that Leitz lost money on every camera produced due to the cost of producing the high spec shutter.
More on the Leicaflex SL (Wikipedia)
An article about the financial nightmare this camera was for Leitz