Described as "Mountain-Elmar" or "Lightweight Elmar" 6.3/10.5 cm was sold from early 1932 to 1937.
Originally designed as a lens for medium format cameras, it has been adapted to the requirements of a 35mm camera. The relatively small initial opening of 1:6.3 was possibly one of the reasons why the "Mountain-Elmar" 10.5cm was not manufactured and sold in higher quantities, although it was not perceived as a disadvantage.
During the production there had been three different versions of the lens. The "Mountain-Elmar" 6.3/10.5cm was initially available in a non-rangefinder coupled and coupled version. Both lenses were painted black and with nickel-plated controls.
From 1933, the rangefinder coupled version with chromed controls became available.
The offered "Mountain-Elmar" 6.3/10.5cm probably dates back to 1931 in which the first lenses of this type were already produced. It is a rangefinder-coupled with nickel-plated controls and is delivered without lens hood and front cover.
The distance scale in this export version is, as usual, scaled in feet.
Total production: only 3.975 units
Rarity forecast: R7