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LEICA 28MM ELMARIT F2.8 BUTTON LOCK 8 ELEMENT M 11801 LENS TRANSITIONAL +12501

Leica

  • $4,995.00

SKU: 29039
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Description
-Serial #2459948
-Black finish
-2nd version transitional ELC example
-Made in Canada in 1970
-Second year 2nd batch 2nd version production
-8-element lens design with focus lock

This is a rare 1st/2nd version. It looks exactly like a 1st version 9 element with the 12501 and infinity focus lock button but is actually a 11801 8 element transitional onto the 2 version lens.
I actually prefer this as it has teh shorter rear element so it can be used on digital and metered cameras.

Details
-9 elements 6 groups
-Aperture range: f2.8 - f22
-76° angle of view
-E48 filter mount
-Cat No. 11801

Includes
-Rear lens caps
-12501 lens shade

Cosmetics 9/10
-No dings, dents or major marks
-Shows moderate signs of wear on the barrel where the shade pins have marked but the body is near mint, lettering is crisp and nice.
Very clean example!

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

Optics 8.5/10
-No fungus, separation or scratches
-Very very faint Minor haze
* I can offer a quick CLA if the new owner wishes to for the haze 

A wonderful STEALTH 11801 rare transitional lens. Not many of these were made. Far fewer than the 1st version 9 element ( which are now selling for close to $10,000 )
Very clean and a wonderful example!
A pleasure to have and enjoy