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Leica 40mm Elmarit-C F2.8 M Lens Rare Clean


  • $1,195.00
  • $1,195.00 Save $55

SKU: 20615
Barcode: 1941-21

This extremely rare and desirable Leica Elmarit-C 40mm F2.8 black M bayonet mount lens is in excellent condition cosmetically, mechanically and optically. Serial #2512717. Made in Germany. Comes with rear lens cap and retractable rubber lens shade. This is the incredibly rare Elmarit-C 40mm lens. Comes with the original FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY rear lens cap, which is extremely rare. A very unusual find. Obtained from a former Leica employee this example was never commercially sold to the public. These lenses in general are rarely found today. Originally released in 1973 this lens was supposed to be released with the Leica CL but was never sold to the general public. Only 500 of these lenses were ever made (even fewer were made than the original Noctilux 50mm F1.2 1st version!) and almost all of them never left the factory. A phenomenal lens in excellent condition and a must have for any collector or enthusiast.

  • 4 elements 3 groups
  • Min aperture f22
  • A36 filter mount
  • 45o angle of view
  • Cat No. 11541

Auction Includes
  • Front/rear caps
  • Rubber retractable lens hood

Cosmetics 8.5+/10
  • No dings, dents or major marks
  • Shows minor signs of wear on the barrel

Mechanics Working Well
  • Focusing is smooth
  • Aperture ring is smooth

Optics Clean & Clear
  • No fog, fungus or separation