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LEICA 35MM SUMMILUX-M F1.4 DOUBLE AA 1ST ASPHERICAL 11873 LENS +SHADE +CAPS +BOX

Leica

  • $22,995.00

SKU: 27377
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Description
-Serial #3459814
-Black finish
-Made in 1988 in Wetzlar, Germany; first batch first year production
-Rare 1st version 1st batch 35mm Summilux-M Aspherical version lens
-Two hand-ground aspherical elements
-Known as the double aspherical
-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 its 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

Details
-9 elements 5 groups
-46° angle of view
-Aperture range: f1.4 - f16
-Filter size E46
-Cat No. 11873

Includes
-Rear lens cap
-12587 hood w/ front cap
-Black leather lens case
-Matching serial number box

Cosmetics 9+/10
-No dings, dents or major marks
-This is a very clean example. 
-You can tell the use from the black finish on the body and you can see that this one is in stunning condition. Really in collectible condition!


Mechanics 9.5+/10
-Focusing is smooth
-Aperture clicks are crisp

Optics 9.5+/10
-No fog, fungus, separation or scratches

A wonderful lens in every respect. Nice to have in this condition with its original box, shade, caps and fittings. A sure investment and will continue to rise in price. A must have for any collector or enthusiast. This is ONE OF THE, if not THE lenses in the Leica system!