LEICA LEITZ 35MM SUMMILUX-M F1.4 AA DOUBLE ASPHERICAL 11873 LENS +BOX COMPLETE!
-Made in 1988 in Wetzlar, Germany
-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 at the time.
-This lens has become highly collectable 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 still 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
-9 elements 5 groups
-46° angle of view
-Aperture range: f1.4 - f16
-Filter size E46
-Cat No. 11873
-Front/ear lens caps
-12587 hood w/ front cap
* Even the matching # plastic lens bag!
-No dings or dents
-Barrel is clean overall. Does not show heavy use.
-The lens was given a full CLA and there are some faint signs of use around the screw holes but the lens itself does not show much use!
-Focusing is smooth
-Aperture clicks are crisp
*Just given a CLA and working perfectly
-No fog, fungus, separation or scratches
-The lens elements and glass are perfect!
*Just given a CLA and glass is perfect!
This is a wonderful lens. A complete and very nice example. A sure investment and really very nice to have as you know it was CLA'd and not so perfectly NEW that you don't want to ever use it. Also not used and abused. These are just perfect to have and enjoy!