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LEICA LEITZ 50MM SUMMICRON F2 11818 RIGID DUAL SCALE LENS 12585 LATE # MINT BODY

Leica

  • $1,895.00

SKU: 28699
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Description
-Serial #1985991
-Chrome finish
-Made in 1963 in Wetzlar, Germany
-Dual scale feet/meter focus version
-Red and Black focus scale
-Scalloped focusing ring
-Infinity focusing tab button

This is a fabulous example of a fine 50mm f2 Rigid lens. Later Style with the dual Red/black - Feet/Meter scale. An all time classic. Later # and very very clean barrel!

Details
-Aperture range: f2 - f16
-7 elements 4 groups
-45° angle of view
-E39 filter mount
-Cat No. 11818

Includes
-Front and Rear lens caps
-12585 H Lens Hood + Cap +Box

Cosmetics 9/10
-No dings, dents or major marks
-Barrel is in wonderful condition. The nicest I have seen in a long time
The shade is outstanding.

These lenses are getting harder and harder to find in such condition. 

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

Optics 7-/10
-No scratches or separation
-There is spotting on the inside elements. 
This lens has never been opened as I have inspected the tiny set screws and the front barrel ring.
I have not attemted to clean this and open the lens but it may clean but the spotting is there.
There are also some very faint cleaning marks that can be seen only at certain angles of a bright light through the back.
If the glass was perfect, you would add another $500+ on top to this price so a service will be worth if if you decide.

This is really a very PRETTY lens cosmetically. MINT! but the optics have some issues that may have a remedy if you decide.
An all time classic. Wonderful to see so pretty and nice especially with the shade boxed and all.
A pleasure to have and enjoy!