Summilux-M 1,4/35mm ASPH. silver chrome
The silver chrome version of the Summilux-M 1.4/35mm ASPH. was available from mid-May 1996 to the end of 2004. The order number was 11883. Due to the modified material of the lens barrel about 20% heavier than the regular production version in black chrome, the haptic of the silver chrome finish was at a level of quality that is extraordinary even at Leica's demanding requirements.
Many photographers swear that focusing with one of the silver chromed lenses is even smoother, silky, softer or more fluid. And silver chromed Leica lenses convey this outstanding impression even after years of use.
Because the Summilux-M 1.4/35mm ASPH. initially was around 5% more expensive than the regular version and the demand for silver chrome lenses was not particularly large, apparently only a maximum of 2,000 to 2,500 pieces of this type were built in silver chrome version. This makes this lens a sought after collector's item nowadays!
Offered is a silver chrome Summilux 35mm ASPH. in very good to mint condition. The year of manufacture is 1996 and the lens is delivered incl. lens hood with cap and lens cap.
Total production: at most 2,000 to 2,500 pieces!
Rarity forecast: R7
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