LEICA LEITZ 35MM SUMMILUX 1ST VERSION STEEL RIM M3 11870 LENS +EYES LATE# CLEAN!
-Made in Midland, Canada in 1964
-Another beloved Walter Mandler design
-1st version 35mm Summilux lens
-This version was created for use with the M3
-Dual scale black/red feet/meter focusing scale with infinity focusing lock
-This is THE famous and coveted 35mm f1.4 STEEL RIM lens
This is a very special example. One of the nicest I have seen in a very long time. Cosmetically and optically.
I just sold an example with glass issues but this one in near perfect!
Also, this is a very LATE #2061097. Second last batch in 1964 and being the smallest batch they ever made.
-7 elements 5 groups
-Aperture range: f1.4 - f16
-E41 filter mount
-64° angle of view
-Cat No. 11870
-Rear lens cap
- No dings, dents or major marks
-Barrel is very very NICE overall
-Eyes attachment is also nice. Black crackly finish and screws are clean
The chrome finish is really very nice. NEAR MINT in collectible condition!
-Focusing is smooth
-Aperture clicks are crisp
-No fungus, separation, or scratches
Many of these lenses have glass issues but this one is really incredible.
RICH PURPLE coating and untouched. No spots, no haze. Really one of the best I have seen!
I can not stress the overall condition of this example!
Late #, condition, EVERYTHING is right
If you are looking for a nice STEEL RIM, THIS IS IT!
A fine example. Very clean and very desirable all time classic STEEL RIM.
This is an great investment and always increasing in value! A great value considering!
One of my personal favorites and very attractive on a M camera.
A pleasure to have and enjoy!