RARE LEICA LEITZ 1:2/35mm SUMMICRON-M 11310 BLACK PRE ASPH V4 BOKEH KING CASED. Hard to find, very very nice condition vintage 1986 black anodised finish Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 lens (Leica product 11310, a classic and now legendary Dr Walter Mandlers design), version IV Pre ASPH (the so called Bokeh King), a late Canadian (made in Canada) production example. The lens for sale is complete with its original clip-on plastic lens hood 12524 (signs of use but perfectly working), lens leather case, E39 current Leica black chrome metal lens front cap, and rear cap. Also included is a generic brand E39 screw-on lens hood.
In a remarkably well kept condition, this lens shows only some truly slight signs of use (please see pictures of the actual item for sale), however, besides a red drop of wax/paint? Stuck just above the number 2 on the lens barrel, there is really nothing else to note and the overall cosmetic appearance of the lens is nothing short of excellent.
Glass is beautiful, very very clean (no scratches, no cleaning marks, no haze or any fungus) with only some normal and inevitable dust (very little); blades are shiny and free of any oil. Mechanically everything works as it should on this little wonderful lens: focussing is really nice and smooth, and the aperture ring is beautifully crisp.
Indeed, this is an excellent, perfectly working example of one of the true classic Leica M lenses. Very small and compact (it only weighs 160 grams) and a real joy to handle, its easy to understand why this lens is so favoured by many Leica M users. This lens can be used on ALL Leica M cameras (film and digital) up to the newest M10. Through the appropriate adapter it can also be used on the Leica SL & SL2 and on a plethora of other camera systems, including the Sony A7 and NEX series.
The evolution of the classical Summicron-M 2/35mm lens reached its zenith with this 7-element design (fourth version), introduced in 1979. Its long production life of 20 years signifies the quality of the lens. The correction philosophy gives the lens a smooth transition from sharp to unsharp areas and the blurred unsharpness patches in the background, have earned this lens, may be a bit undeserved, the reputation that is best for bo-keh aficionados.
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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 to United Kingdom, all countries in continental Asia, United States, Canada.