LEICA #920071 50MM SUMMICRON F2 YELLOW LANTHAR SM LENS +CASE +CAPS. EARLY WOW!
-Serial #920071. This is THE EARLIEST example I have had the pleasure of seeing and owning. WOW!
-Made in 1951 in Wetzlar, Germany
-First year first batch production
-This is a very desirable yellow lanthanum glass lanthar lens; great for black and white film photography
-Very collectable and prized by many
-Compact collapsible screw mount lens
-Black meter focus scale version with infinity focus lock
-4 elements 4 groups
-E39 filter mount
-Aperture range: f2 - f16
-45° angle of view
-Cat No. SOOIC
-Front/rear lens caps
-Brown leather lens case
-No dings, dents or major marks
-A very clean example.
-Focusing is smooth
-Aperture clicks are crisp
-No fungus or separation
-There is a light haze and some surface cleaning marks on the front but this is normal on the soft Yellow glass LANTHINUM lenses. Not bad considering how early this is and overall nice!
What a fantastic lens. Very nice for black and white photography. The RICH yellow rare earth LANTHAR. Also, amazingly EARLY lens. # 71. WOW! The earliest I have ever had in 20 years was # 920634 which I sold this time last year for $2495 ( ebay # 293261929734 ) and this one is actually nicer, and significantly earlier.
Prices are actually higher now and I have seen later examples sell for more money then what I am asking. A great value. very rare and just outstanding to have such a early #
Really wonderful in every respect. Very nice to have and a pleasure to have, use and enjoy.