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LEICA 35MM SUMMILUX-M F1.4 DOUBLE AA ASPHERICAL 11873 LENS +BOX +12587 SHADE

Leica

  • $17,995.00

SKU: 27741
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Description
-Serial #3461853
-Black finish
-Made in 1988 in Wetzlar, Germany
-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

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
-Leica UVa filter
-12587 hood w/ front cap
-Black leather lens case
-Matching serial number box

Cosmetics 8.5/10
-No dings or dents
-Barrel shows modest signs of use but no abuse. 
-A very nice lens to use and enjoy!

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

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

This is an all time CLASSIC Leica lens and will continue to rise in value. Historically important and also optically fantastic! This is a fine example complete with caps, shade, matching box, case and all. A pleasure to have and enjoy in every respect!