LEICA LEITZ SUMMICRON-M 1:2/35mm 11309 LATE 6-ELEMENTS VERSION III CANADA BOXED. A very nice find in such a beautiful overall condition (appealing to both users and collectors alike), this is a very little used Leica Leitz Summicron-M 1:2/35mm, Leica code 11309, black chrome finish, made in Canada. There is no front cap but a used B&W E39 UV filter is included with the sale. Cosmetically this lens shows very little signs of use (please see images of the actual lens for sale), and it is indeed in a remarkable, very very clean overall condition. Optically glass is perfect, front and back free of any scratches or cleaning marks, no haze, no fungus, no issues.
Dust is very little and blades are clean and free of any oil. Mechanically all functions work as they should; the aperture ring is snappy and clicks perfectly in place at all f/stops, including half values. Focussing is smooth and accurate. This is the third version of one of the true classic Leica M lenses, a lens that was redesigned and introduced in 1969 with a black mount and six elements.
The reduction in the number of elements enhances overall contrast. The higher contrast at the wider apertures increased the snap of the pictures and was a welcome feature for low light photography. There was a change in the optical cell from the previous version II from ca. #2461001 (still a six elements lens, but the diameter of lenses of inner groups increased).
Probably this change occurred at the same time that the mount was changed to a version without infinity lock. Please also check my other items for sale. Through the VAT margin scheme for second hands goods - therefore NO VAT can be claimed back by buyers. Thank you for looking at my listing. _gsrx_vers_857 GS 7.0.21b1 (857).The item "LEICA LEITZ SUMMICRON-M 12/35mm 11309 LATE 6-ELEMENTS VERSION III CANADA BOXED" is in sale since Sunday, December 13, 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.