LEITZ Summicron-M 2,0/50mm rigid
The Summicron 2.0/50mm is the reference lens in the Leica range for both users and collectors. Every other optical system has been measured on this lens.
Available for the first time in 1953, the Summicron 2.0/50mm has been recalculated four times over the decades and manufactured with modified optical and mechanical design. Common to all four optical versions is the outstanding imaging performance of the respective type and the fact that the Summicron 50mm has repeatedly set new standards with regard to the imaging performance and quality of a standard lens for 35mm photography.
The differences between the individual optical calculations are, to some extent, very small.
Only the APO-Summicron-M 2.0/50mm ASPH, introduced in 2014, could once again surpass the performance of the current Summicron-M 2.0/50mm.
With the introduction of the APO-Summicron-M 2.0/50mm ASPH, Leica seems to have not only redefined the existing technical and optical limits with regard to the imaging performance of a lens for 35mm photography, but also to build the probably best 50mm standard lens.
The Summicron-M 2.0/50mm offered here belongs to the second current version of this lens type. This was availbale from 1956 to 1968 and was mainly manufactured with a Leica M bayonet.
A very rare variant is the version with Leica M39 mount, which was only available from 1960-63. The so-called Dual-Range-Summicron 50mm belongs also to the second version.
What all variants have in common is a very fine, nuanced color rendering and a very high imaging performance even under today's standards.
The Summicron is in very good condition, both technically and cosmetically.
Total production: approx. 63.055 units
Rarity forecast: R5
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