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LEICA LEITZ 50MM SUMMICRON F2 SOOIC YELLOW LANTHAR VERY EARLY #920197 LENS +CAPS

Leica

  • $3,395.00

SKU: 30410
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Description
Serial #920197
Made in Wetzlar Germany in 1951
Very early and the 197th Summicron ever made!
Compact collapsible screw mount lens
Black feet focus scale version with infinity focus lock

This is a very early #920197 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!
One of the earliest I have had the pleasure to offer. I have only had one earlier than this which was # 108 that sold for $3995 and this one is actually nicer!

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

Includes
Front and rear lens caps

Cosmetics 9/10
No dings, dents or major marks
Very clean overall.
Chrome body has been kept well and a nice example!

Mechanics 9+/10
Focusing is smooth
Aperture ring clicks are crisp

Optics 9/10
No fog, fungus, separation or scratches
Glass is clean and clear
No haze, with only the most faint, insignificant cleaning marks.
Very minor as most have many marks but this one is very minor and barely noticable.
A CLEAN lens!


A very nice, VERY VERY early  #920197 WOW! example. Rich yellow glass.
A great value and price considering what they are worth and have sold for
A pleasure to have and enjoy!