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LEICA LEITZ 50MM SUMMICRON F2 SOOIC COMPUR SHUTTER LENS +YELLOW GLASS LANTHAR

Leica

  • $8,495.00

SKU: 25698
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Description

  • Serial #1155760
  • Made in 1954
  • The Leica 50mm f2 CS (Compur Shutter) lens is incredibly rare and unusual
  • In Leica SM (screw mount) mount
  • Only 150 examples ever made
  • Excerpt from Leica:
    "Of this unusual assembly, only three small series of 50 lenses each were produced. Only 58 of the 150 lenses were ever officially sold, while the remaining 92 units remained in the factory and were sold to Leitz employees almost 20 years later."
  • The between the lens Compur shutter allows for a faster top flash synch speed of 1/100 and 1/200 on the vintage Leica screw mount bodies with the release arm ( NOT INCLUDED) 
  • Extremely complex and intricately designed lens
  • These lenses are incredibly hard to find, especially in this condition
  • A very rare and desirable example with the YELLOW Lanthanum lens. Most of these were made of the regular glass and more desirable to find one with the Yellow glass, combined with the Compur 50mm, this is THE 50mm f2 COMPUR to have! WOW!
  • Both caps are included ( model cameras not included in the auction )

Details

  • Rare Leica 50mm f2 Compur Shutter lens
  • Lens 4 elements in 4 groups
  • Cat no. SOOIC

Includes

  • Front/rear lens caps
  • Leica SM to M lens adapter

Cosmetics 9/10

  • No dings, dents or marks
  • Barrel is very nice. The chrome finish is outstanding condition. 
  • Very nice!

Mechanics 9.5/10

  • Focusing is smooth
  • Aperture clicks are crisp
  • Compur shutter working well

Optics 9/10

  • No fog, fungus, separation or scratches. Very nice condition!
This is an outstanding lens. Yellow Glass Lanthar in a Compur shutter version 50mm f2. The Lanthar lenses have increased in value x3-x5 time from a few years ago. The Compur lenses are almost impossible to find.