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LEICA LEITZ 50MM SUMMICRON F2 SOOIC YELLOW LANTHAR EARLY #921079 SM LENS +CAP

Leica

  • $3,495.00

SKU: 28658
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Description
Serial #921079
Chrome finish
Made in Wetzlar Germany in 1951
First year, first batch, very early example!
Compact collapsible screw mount lens
Black feet focus scale version with infinity focus lock

This is a very early #921079 RICH deep yellow LANTHANUM lens.
The early batch lenses were made of a special rare earth material that later turned to a YELLOW hue. Some more than other especially very early examples like this one! 

Also, many have poor glass but this one is maybe the best I have seen. Really amazing without any scratches, fog, fungus or even the cleaning marks.
There is some dust but really fantastic!

Details
7 elements 4 groups
E39 filter mount
Aperture range: f2 - f16
45° angle of view
Cat No. SOOIC

Includes
Lens
Leica metal original front cap

Cosmetics 9+/10
No dings, dents or major marks
A very clean example! 
PRETTY!

Mechanics 9.5/10
Focusing is smooth
Aperture ring clicks are crisp

Optics 9+/10
No fungus, separation or scratches

A nice EARLY example of this very collectible lens. Great for black and white photography and a great investment and many collectors are reaching for these early lenses to use and enjoy.

I know these are very collectible and rising in value for good reason but among all the others, I must say that the glass on this is very RICH yellow and truly in outstanding condition.

A fine example. CLEAN in every respect. 
A little GEM on your camera.
This is THE Lanthar 50mm f2 early 921xxx lens to have.
A pleasure to have and enjoy!