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LEICA 11820 50MM NOCTILUX F1.2 LENS +SHADE +CAPS RARE EARLY 1st BATCH THICK RIM

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  • $59,995.00

SKU: 28889
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Description
Serial #2176856
Black finish
Made in 1966
Original first version Noctilux 50mm f1.2
The first lens made by Leica to have aspherical glass elements
Extremely rare and hard to find, especially in this condition
Only 2450 examples were ever made in 4 batches between 1966-1973
A must have for any collector or enthusiast
This is a very VERY special example of THE MOST FAMOUS Leica lens ever made ( some would agrue so is the 35mm 1.4 AA DOUBLE ASPERICAL )
This is of the FIRST and smallest batch of lenses made. Only 200 produced in 1966. Of the 200, there were a few RANDOM version that have a THICKER FRONT RIM and actually physically a different lens.
Also, very desirable and RARE RED SCALE version of this lens!

Similar to the Leica M3 CORNER, they were random. This is exceptionally rare and truly a must have EARLIST STYLE Noctilux FIRST BATCH THICK RIM! AMAZING!

Also, this comes complete with its 12503 shade along with its original 14102P 52.5 cap but the proper SPECIAL NOCTILUX version that is marked LEITZ WEZTLAR GERMANY and is actually physically longer than the standard 14102 cap. Special for the Noctilux! Also hard to find!

Details
Aperture range: f1.2 - f16
Angle of view 45°
Six-element design
Filter size Series 8
Cat No. 11820

Includes
Original 52.5 14102P long cap
Leica 12503 vented metal lens shade
Bubble case

Cosmetically 9.5/10
No dings, dents or major marks
Barrel shows some very faint signs of use but overall clean and in collectible condition.
The pictures do no justice
A very nice example overall.

Mechanically 9.5/10
Focusing is smooth
Aperture clicks crisp

Optically 9.5/10
No fog, fungus, separation or scratches
No dry coating cracks. Glass is really clean and clear.


I have had the pleasure of offering many 50mm 1.2 Noctilux over the last 20 years. I do think that this is THE Leica lens to have along side the 35mm f1.4 AA ASPHERICAL but the 50mm f1.2 does hold a special place in my heart.
This is one of the most outstanding examples as a 50mm f1.2 Noctilux I have had the pleasure to offer. 
I can not stress the RARITY of this lens. To find a Noctilux 1.2 is already rare, but to find an early 1st batch is even harder. THEN, to have one with a THICK RIM, red scale, long front cap, great conditio, perfect glass....this is really amazing.
Of the FEW that are in existance, only a fraction of those will come up for sale, and to find one like this, avaiable...I can not express the importance and rarity of this offering.
A "blue chip" investment as well. 
This lens will always attract a special level of customer and will continue to rise in value

* FOR THOSE EXTRA PARTICULAR CUSTOMERS, PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS

A must have for any serious collector or enthusiast.
SPECTACULAR!