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LEICA LEITZ NOCTILUX 50mm F1 E58 11821 M LENS +14205 CAP +12519 SHADE. EARLY 1st


  • $9,995.00

SKU: 28753

-Serial #2750495
-Made in Midland, Canada in 1975
Very early 1st batch EVER of any Leica Noctilux F1 lenses ever made. 
-Early non-reversible 12519 lens shade, pin style mount
-Very fast F1 aperture
-Excellent for portrait and low light photography.
Famously designed by the late and great WALTER MANDLER

This is a particularly outstanding example of this lens. COMPLETE with its RARE hard to find front lens cap and lens shade
Also, to find an early 1st batch, E58 and also, this was later factory converted and calibrated 6 bit coded lens
Maybe one of the best E58 lenses on the market as it is optimized to perform perfectly and also with its great features and details

-7 elements in 6 groups
-Aperture range: f1 - f16
-E58 filter mount
-47° angle of view
-6 Bit Coded
-Cat No. 11821

-Very rare Leica 14205 front cap.
-Leica rear lens cap 14265
-Leica E58 12519 lens shade

Cosmetics 8+/10
-No dings, dents or major marks
-Barrel is clean overall.
Some signs of faint use, no abuse.
A clean example overall.

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

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

A fantastic and RARE proper WALTER MANDLER design lens that was overseen by him while in production. Nice to have such a clean and complete example, early and fantastic optics!
A pleasure to have and enjoy!