LEICA LEITZ WETZLAR SUMMICRON-M 1:2/50mm 11318 DUAL RANGE SOOIC-MN WITH GOGGLES. IF NEEDED MORE PICTURES ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. This is a very nice, very good and very clean condition vintage Leica Leitz Wetzlar Summicron-M 1:2/50mm Dual Range version (Leica code SOOIC-MN), complete with its original Leitz Wetzlar attachment specs SDPOO MD-R (very clean except for an opacity mark on a side of the glass of the viewfinder window, of very little influence on performance, please SEE images), metal front cap (EXC++), and rear plastic cap. Made in Germany (according to its serial number in 1956), with a standard 100cm normal minimum distance, this lens is however focusable down to 50cm if using the INCLUDED attachment googles.Cosmetically this lens is in a truly well preserved overall condition for its age this is a 64! Years old masterpiece of optical and mechanical engineering and except for some very faint rub marks on the barrel, there are no other major issues to note, please see images of the actual lens for sale.
Optically glass is nice and clean and there are no obvious scratches or fungus. However when using a torch to check it internally, there is some very slight haze (very difficult to photograph) visible when tilting the lens; this is quite common and normal for a lens of this age and has little to no influence on performance. There is very little dust and/or impurities.
Blades somehow show their age but are still in a very acceptable and fully working condition. Mechanically all functions work exactly as intended. IT IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THE LEICA M DIGITAL CAMERAS - if setting the focus distance on the lens mount to 1,5 mt it can be mounted on my M10 however it will only focus at very short distances.
However, it can be used and it works perfectly. (obviously through he relevant adapter, NOT included in this sale) on the Leica SL1 & SL2 mirrorless cameras and I therefore I assume it will be usable also on other systems, but PLEASE NOTE that I cannot guarantee its full functionality unless used on the cameras listed above. This lens is indisputably one of the true classic reference lenses of the Leica M system, with a redesign of the previous collapsible version, now with four LaK9 lens elements and a wider space in the front group. One of the reasons for the redesign was the correction for close focus distances and a higher level of contrast and reproduction of really fine structures in the object. This lens is beautifully and very solidly built and represents the art of Wetzlar mechanical engineering with lavish attention to every detail.
This is a real piece of Leica history and such a fine performing lens, built to stand the test of time. Please also check my other items for sale.
Thank you for looking at my listing AND #STAYSAFE. _gsrx_vers_857 GS 7.0.21b1 (857). The item "LEICA LEITZ WETZLAR SUMMICRON-M 12/50mm 11318 DUAL RANGE SOOIC-MN WITH GOGGLES" is in sale since Wednesday, April 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photography\Lenses & Filters\Lenses". The seller is "bunnyvio" and is located in London.
This item can be shipped worldwide.