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THE BEST...LEICA50MM NOCTILUX F1.2 11820 M LENS +CAPS +12503 SHADE MINT! WOW!

Leica

  • $64,995.00

SKU: 29160
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Description
Serial #2556661
Black finish
Yellow scale
Full set with hood
Vintage production.
Spectacular condition. 
Made in 1973 in Wetzlar, Germany
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
Only 2450 examples were ever made in 4 batches between 1966-1973
Very late 1973 serial number
A must have for any collector or enthusiast

This is THE GRAIL lens and of the countless examples I have had over the last 20+ years, THIS IS THE FINEST example I have ever seen.
I have had boxed examples, MINT, but this one is by far, the prettiest example ever. 
INSIDE and OUT! 
MINT!

Details
Aperture range: f1.2 - f16
Angle of view 45°
Six-element design
Filter size Series 8
Cat No. 11820

Includes
Front lens caps
Vented 12503 lens shade
Bubble case

Cosmetically 9.5++/10
No dings, dents or marks
Barrel is spectacular
Lens shade is MINT
The pictures do no justice..this lens is a MINT collectible example!
When you see it in your hands, you will understand

Mechanically 9.5++/10
Focusing is smooth
Aperture clicks crisp

Optically 9.5++/10
No fog, fungus, separation or scratches
Glass is really clean and clear
No dry coating cracks. No faint marks. Nothing! PERFECT!
Really fantastic!
The glass is so pretty, IT GLOWS!

A very special lens lens and getting harder and harder to find in such fine condition BUT, you will NEVER see another one like this. 
Each 50mm 1.2 is different, in the slightest way, and I have to say I have seen more than a few, but this one is very Very VERY special!!!
 I have never seen anything like this. A MINT set and a must have for a serious collector or enthusiast.
A great investment as this have always risen in price and will surly continue to do so.
I can not stress the beauty of this lens. 
I am sad to see it go but I hope it finds it rightful home. 
A true pleasure to have and enjoy!