LEICA 35MM SUMMILUX-M F1.4 DOUBLE AA 1ST ASPHERICAL 11873 LENS +BOX +SHADE RARE
-Rare 1st version 1st batch 35mm Summilux-M Aspherical version lens
-Two hand-ground aspherical elements
-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 it’s 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 still 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.
This lens has all the collectible characteristics for all the right reason.
This particular lens was used but not abuse. Sent in to Leica to be checked and serviced. Very nice overall and kept well with all its extras. Great to use and collect!
-9 elements 5 groups
-46° angle of view
-Min aperture f16
-Filter size E46
-Cat No. 11873
-Matching serial box/test certificate/packaging
-Front/rear lens caps
-12587 hood w/ front cap
-No dings or dents
-Shows modest signs of wear on barrel as seen in photos -Still overall very clean!
-Focusing is smooth
-Aperture clicks are crisp
-No fog, fungus, separation or scratches
A very nice lens. RARE and hard to find now. Nice to have with all its extras. Box, papers, caps, shade and all! I just sold one of these lenses for $17500 without the box and papers.
A great value and a wonderful deal. A great investment and will continue to rise in price. A must have for any collector or enthusiast!