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  • $47,995.00

SKU: 27738


  • Serial #2254970
  • Black finish
  • Made in 1968 in Wetzlar, Germany
  • 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
So I have sold a few of these over the last 20 years, BUT, only a few times have I had the pleasure of offering a truly MINT example. MINT with clean glass, body is superb and complete with its original box. NOT JUST a Noctilux 1.2 box, but the matching # TOP and BOTTOM marked # box, foam fitting inside as well as the bubble case, proper front cap, shade and Series VIII UVa Leica fitler.
This lens HAS IT ALL! 


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


  • Front/rear lens caps
  • Leica 12503 vented metal lens shade
  • Bubble case
  • Leica UVa filter
  • Matching serial number marked box 

Cosmetically 9+/10

  • No dings, dents or marks
  • Barrel is exceptionally clean
  • Lens shade is also fantastic!

Mechanically 9+/10

  • Focusing is smooth
  • Aperture clicks crisp

Optically 9/10

  • No fog, fungus, separation or scratches
  • Glass is really clean and clear
  • Some have coating lines, some are not perfect. THIS ONE IS OUTSTANDING!
So in all history of photography, this lens, " THE NOCTILUX 50mm F1.2" is truly revoltuionary. The first ASPHERIC lens surface for Leica. On a NOCTILUX lens, exceptionally fast 1.2 speed, all in the vintage GOLDEN ERA of Leica.
Brass body, compact design and just the pinnacle of Leica engineering, execution and marvel. 
Putting all this together, to find one in this condition, this complete, with all the extras, matching # box make this THE lens to have. I have seen a lot of Leica over the last 20 years. This lens will be marked in my mind as ONE OF THE FINEST examples. 
Also a great investment as these have risen and will continue to rise in value for obvious reasons. A BLUE CHIP investment and really a pleasure to have and enjoy!
An amazing lens in every respect and a must have!