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LEICA 35MM SUMMILUX-M F1.4 DOUBLE AA 1ST ASPHERICAL 11873 LENS +BOX +SHADE CLEAN

Leica

  • $18,500.00

SKU: 26126
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Description
-Serial #3461150
-Made in 1988; first year production
-Rare 1st version 1st batch 35mm Summilux-M Aspherical version lens
-Two hand-ground aspherical elements
-Known as the double aspherical
-Featured a similar optical design to the extremely rare Noctilux 50mm f1.2 to fix lens coma
-Highly unusual and unique front/rear concave lens elements, the only Leica lens of its kind to feature this
-This lens has become highly collectible and continuing to rise in price. For all the right reasons! The 35mm focal length is the most practical and most use lens. The 35mm 1.4 is fast and till compact on the M system
-This is the first ASPHERICAL 35mm Leica ever made and was unique to this particular 11873 code lens. 2 hand ground element, very difficult to make and subsequently was a small limited production
-This lens has all the collectible characteristics for all the right reason

Details
-9 elements 5 groups
-46° angle of view
-Aperture range: f1.4 - f16
-Filter size E46
-Cat No. 11873

Includes
-Front/rear lens caps
-12587 hood w/ front cap
-Black leather lens case
-Matching serial number box

Cosmetics 9/10
-No dings or dents
-This is a very clean example. 
-The body of the lens is clean without signs of much use
-The shade has a few minor marks but overall this is a very clean set (collectors condition)

Mechanics 9/10
-Focusing is smooth
-Aperture clicks are crisp

Optics 9+/10
-No fog, fungus, separation or scratches

Nice to have with its matching # box. These lenses are THE 35mm lens to have in the Leica collection. Between this and the Noctilux 50mm 1.2, they are the must have but I actually prefer this 35mm f1.4 AA as it the more useful and practical lens. THE LENS TO HAVE in my person opinion!

They have risen in price consistently and will continue to rise as they are outstanding and have the fundamentals to be THE COLLECTIBLE lens to have. A great investment and truly fine in every respect!