From Ken Rockwell's Review (Click Here for More): Introduced 1958. Many users believe the Type 1 is the best non-aspherical version ever made. This version is called the "M2" type which is a regular M mount lens that can mount to any M-mount camera. These lenses had 8 elements and provided excellent resolution, but contrast was middle of the road. Many users love this version for classic black and white photography. About 12,000 M2 types were made; 10,000 M3 types. Close focus .7 meter (M2)
Leica Summicron 35mm f2, S/N: 2103603, 1st Version, 8 Element M2 type, circa 1965, CANADA
Leica Hektor f4.5 13.5cm M Mount Lens Head on a Visoflex II, Lens SN 1584651
This will go as a set and includes the Leica 16472K 'OTSRO' Extension Tube, Leica 'OTFZO' 16464K Focusing Adapter, Visoflex II, and the Hector Lens. All are very near MINT condition all round, barrel and glass, and as you can see in the photos, it appears to have never been mounted on a tripod, perfectly clean mounting screws. I've never used it either but if you are looking for one of these for shooting, or more probably collecting, you will be hard pressed to find a cleaner set.
Leica Elmar 5cm f2.8-SN-1634154, Circa 1959
This beauty is in Near Mint Condition and is an affordable great lens that is still useful on even the most modern cameras. Small and lightweight its collapsible design makes it a joy to use.
Leica Telyt 280mm f4.8 - Canada, SN: 2123308
This is the screw version, made in Canada mid 60's. We also have the OUBIO adapter or the Visoflex II on our Leica Accessories page for use on the M Mount cameras. This beautiful 50 year old lens is in MINT/MINT- condition optically, mechanically, and cosmetically. No dings, dents, or scratches at all. Glass is clean and clear. As you can see in the photos it also includes the rare adapter ring (easily removable) for use with Leica's Televit system (I have a 400mm & 560mm Telyt/Televit complete system also if you are interested). As you should be able to see in the photos, it appears to have been never mounted on a tripod, like new. Correct box and original front and rear caps included, perfect for collecting or using.
$440 complete as shown
Leica Summicron 35mm f2,S/N: 2098963, 1st Version, 8 Element M2 type, circa 1964, WETZLAR
Leica Elmar - 9cm f4 Collapsible M Mount, SN 1492003
Another well kept treasure, no scratches or dings on the barrel, just a few minor rub marks, glass and shutter look perfect. I'll call this one MINT-, have a look at the photos and you be the judge. Includes the original front and rear caps.
$475 with original caps
Leica Elmar 9cm F4
From Ken Rockwell's Review: This is Leica's first 90mm lens, designed in 1933 with four elements. It was sold in many different mounts, including the collapsible M mount seen from 1955. More common is the rigid screw mount, which takes a slip-on A36 filter.
It's always contrasty, but it's softer in the corners at the largest apertures. f/11 and f/16 are optimum.
This version is solid chrome-plated brass. Its collapsible mount is a work of genius: Leica has it locked-out so you can't focus, and therefore accidentally shoot, unless you have it fully extended. It works great on everything including the M7, but look out: Leica specifically cautions not to try to mount this lens on the M9.
Leica Summilux f1.4 50, Black Type 2 (V2)
SN 3590214, Circa 1992
This one of ours is the Canadian version, which most are, and is very near MINT condition, barrel and glass are clean, check the photos for yourself. Collectors usually prefer the hallowed Wetzler version as there were fewer made there, and there is always the German 'mystique', however optically they are the same and I have read nothing to say the German model is superior. Great for collecting, or even better for using.
$2,650 with original Leica caps.
From Ken Rockwell's Review: This LEICA SUMMILUX 50mm f/1.4 was LEICA's standard ultrahigh-speed normal lens from 1961 until it was replaced by the LEICA SUMMILUX-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH in 2004. Even though the newest ASPH version throws a lot of technology at the problem, it's not much better than this lens! This traditional non-aspherical (spherical) lens was LEICA's, and thus the world's, best for over forty years. Even today, its performance continues to exceed the newest 50mm f/1.4 lenses from Nikon and Canon.
Ours is one of the very last V2's ever made, circa 1992. The optics are very clean, aperture working smoothly, with just some small brassing on the knurled rings as signs of use, which is common on these black versions. The glass is about MINT- to EX+++ Condition while the barrel is about EX++. Caps and Lens Hood included, (shows some signs also) and I have added a NEW black B+W MRC UVa Filter for its protection as well. A great user lens for years to come or would make a fine addition to your collection
Leica Televit - Telyt f5.6 400mm, SN: 2212232 & f5.6 560mm SN: 2212466 (both WETZLAR)
If the 280mm above won't get you close to what your shooting at, these babies will! These will go as a set so please don't ask for parts (Unless you are paying crazy prices :-).
These were made in Wetzlar, and as always... you guessed it... are in MINT to MINT- condition. The pistol grip and the attached Lens Mount could be called EX+++ and show some signs of handling, if not much use, but both Lenses and the shoulder stock are clean all around, with the exception of some minor scratches on the plastic knobs of the stock. I am posting a lot of pictures of these so judge for yourself. I think you will agree that these are one of the best examples of the Televit/Telyt system around.
Unfortunately, I only have the front cap for the 400, both rear caps and the front for the 560 are on my shopping list! If you have any to sell/trade, please contact me! I have purchased correct Leica Boxes for the set as well, though a bit worn.
$1,325 for the complete set
Everything Ken Rockwell said for the Canadian version above goes for this one also, only this one was made in the Holy City of Wetzlar! It is in MINT condition optically, mechanically, and cosmetically. Very little signs of use, no scratches or brassing of any kind on the barrel and the glass is near perfect. Caps included. Not sure I will ever part with this one, but maybe someday. A true collector's lens, but it will see some more careful use as well if I ever finish working on this website :-)
$3,150 with original Leica caps.
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Leitz Leica - Summicron 90mm f2, SN-2025522
From Ken Rockwell's Review: The LEICA SUMMICRON 90mm f/2 was Leica's very finest high-speed telephoto lens for 22 years. Its performance is outstanding on film. It's very sharp when shot properly, especially wide-open at f/2.
This is an exceptional lens and this particular example is in MINT/MINT- condition. It has just been CLA'd in April 2016 as well and is absolutely beautiful. It comes with the correct original Leica front and rear caps and it has the built in lens hood. It will work perfectly on any Leica from M1 through M9. Note that it seems to never have even been mounted on a tripod, a very clean example indeed!
$825 with both caps.
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