Summicron-M 2,0/90mm very early 3rd version
The third version of the Summicron M 2/90mm was officially introduced at Photokina 1980 and was available until 1998.
The lens has a completely new optical design and the new designed lens barrel brought a weight saving of about 250 grams with it. The main application of the lens is available-light and portrait photography. The slightly lower color contrast and lower resolution compared to the APO-Summicron-M 2/90mm ASPH. built in 1998 lead to a more flattering reproduction, especially in portrait and beauty photography. Also, the low color contrast can be used to a slightly nuanced color representation.
During the construction period, there were almost no changes in detail and a total of about 23,860 unist of this lens were produced. One of the rarest versions is the silver chrome version, which was produced in small quantities from 1993 onwards.
Another rare variant of the Summicron M 2/90mm is found in the first two production lots. Both production lots are attributed to the year 1977 and are likely to represent the beginning of regular series production of this lens.
Lenses from this production have a filter thread with a diameter of 49mm and are provided with a lens hood, which conceals the aparture setting ring if the lens hood is in interjectional state.
In this version only a maximum of 1,900 pieces were produced and in the common literature is not particularly pointed out!
The offered Summicron-M 2/90mm comes from the second production lot of 1977 and is in nearly mint condition!
The delivery includes warranty card and original packaging with non matching serial number.
Total production: only approx. 1.900 units of the early type
Rarity forecast: R7
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