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LEICA LEITZ 35MM SUMMILUX 1ST VERSION STEEL RIM M3 11870 LENS +EYES LATE# CLEAN!

Leica

  • $8,995.00

SKU: 28775
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Description
-Serial #2061097
-Chrome finish
-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
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-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.


Details
-7 elements 5 groups
-Aperture range: f1.4 - f16
-E41 filter mount
-64° angle of view
-Cat No. 11870

Includes
-Rear lens cap
-Eyes attachment

Cosmetics 9+/10
- 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!

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

Optics 9+/10
-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!