The equipment used to test Leica M cameras

The Japanese website DC Watch has an article about the equipment used to test Leica M cameras:

In the pictures above you can see the machine called "W6" - my understanding is that only four places in the world have this 200kg machine that is used to test Leica M rangefinders: USA, Germany, China and Japan.

Next is the optical testing machine called "MTF-Master" (click for larger view):

Another interesting fact - the parallax correction machine used today is from 1950, which is when the Leica M3 was first introduced:

Leica shutter speed testing and sensor positioning machines:

Additional information and pictures available at DC Watch.

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