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LEICA LEITZ 50MM SUMMICRON F2 BLACK PAINT TRANSITIONAL RIGID WETZLAR M LENS +CAP

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  • $6,995.00
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SKU: 25510
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Description
-Serial #1474828
-Made in 1957 in Wetzlar, Germany
-Desirable black paint version Summicron 50mm

This is a very RARE black paint lens with some very RARE characteristics. The is the early style lens #1474828 but with the later dual scale scalloped focusing ring in black chrome. This is original and proper from Leica. Probably sent in for service at that time and the focusing ring was replaced with the DUAL SCALE.
The front and rear lens group have the proper black paint and the focusing rings were black chrome ( PROPER original Leica at that time ) only the original probably had the less desirable early focusing ring and only feet or meter scale ring. 

These are RARE and hard to find. Original black paint lens
I sold an original MP camera with the same configuration black paint 50mm f2 Summicron as this one. Very rare and very desirable. Early serial No. Very RARE!

Details
-7 elements 4 groups
-Min aperture f16
-E39 filter size
-45° angle of view
-Cat No. 11117

Includes
-Leica black front metal cap
-Leica rear vintage M cap

Cosmetics 8/10
-No dings, dents or major marks
-Shows some use but typical black paint. 
-Nice original bubble patina on the base black paint
-Nice brass patina on the front ring

Mechanics 9.5/10
-Focusing is smooth
-Aperture ring is smooth

Optics 7.5/10
-No fog, fungus, separation.
-A few cleaning marks on the front but will not effect the image. 

This lens is very rare. To have the EARLY serial No. 1st version black paint lens, with the TRANSITIONAL dual scale black chrome body. Original black paint Summicron 50mm f2. A must for your M3, M2 or M4 black paint camera.