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Leica Leitz 50mm Noctilux f1.2 1st V Aspherical Black M Lens with 12503 Shade Rare


  • $21,500.00

SKU: 25240


  • Serial #2255170
  • Made in 1968
  • Original first version Noctilux 50mm f1.2
  • The first lens made by Leica to have aspherical glass elements
  • Extremely rare and hard to find, especially in this condition
  • Very few were made and hard to find in this condition complete with caps, shade and all
  • A must have for any collector or enthusiast


  • Min aperture f16
  • Angle of view 45°
  • Six-element design
  • Filter size Series 8
  • Cat No. 11820

Auction Includes

  • Front/rear lens caps
  • Leica 12503 vented metal lens shade

Cosmetically 9/10

  • No dings, dents or marks
  • I have sold many of these lenses over the last 20 years and this is a very clean example. NICE!
  • The black finish is nice without much signs of handling. The lens has been well take care of.

Mechanically 9/10

  • Focusing is smooth
  • Aperture clicks crisp

Optically 8/10

  • No fungus or separation. Some very very minor haze.
  • Some cleaning marks on the rear. Glass on the front is nice image quality is outstanding when shooting
A very rare and collectible lens. The 12503 lens hood alone is impossible to find on its own so nice to have complete. Hard to find in this cosmetic condition.