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LEICA 35MM SUMMILUX-M F1.4 DOUBLE AA 1ST YEAR ASPHERICAL 11873 LENS +RARE BOX!

Leica

  • $24,995.00

SKU: 27373
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Description
-Serial #3461612
-Black finish
-Made in 1988 in Wetzlar, Germany; 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 till 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 is not only a very rare lens, but it has a VERY RARE and unique lens BOX. This is the 1st year production were it has a 11873 box designated for this ASPERHICAL lens, matching # and all, BUT DID NOT MARK THE BOX as ASPHERICAL as all other later example boxes had. 
I have never seen this before. This is very RARE and a MUST HAVE. Very early lens with a special NON ASPHERICAL SCRIPT box. WOW!

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 # Paperwork
-Matching serial number box

Cosmetics 9/10
-No dings or dents
-A very clean example. 
-You can tell the wear on these lenses from the hood mount as well as the body. This one is very clean and very nice!

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

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

A great investment, exceptionally RARE and and a must have for any collector or enthusiast. I have never seen this before. It is all original, factory, complete and really a MUST HAVE for any collector or enthusiast.