LEICA LEITZ 35MM SUMMILUX-M F1.4 DOUBLE AA ASPHERICAL 11873 LENS +SHADE +UVa WOW
-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 collectible 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
-Rear lens cap
-Leica UVa filter
-12587 hood w/ front cap
-No dings or dents
-Barrel shows heavy signs of wear but no abuse.
-The shade is clean and mounts perfectly and smoothly but has a cosmetic crack that has been repaired ( not on the mounting ring ) but on the shade itself.
The lens has been used but not abused. The filter rings is perfect. Focusing tab. Just cosmetic wear on the barrel. Great to use and enjoy!
-Focusing is smooth
-Aperture clicks are crisp
-No fog, fungus, separation or scratches
-The lens elements and glass are perfect!
This is a wonderful opportunity to own a very nice example of a 35mm f1.4 AA ASPHERICAL 1st version lens to use and enjoy.
I know MINT examples are a premium but this is priced accordingly to have one enjoy its performance and with perfect mechanics and optics.
A wonderful lens is many respect. Revolutionary at its time, unique and desirable. A pleasure to have and enjoy!