The so-called "Mountain-Elmar" or "lightweight" Elmar 6,3/10,5cm was sold from early 1932 up to 1937.
The optical formula was intended for medium format cameras and has been adapted for 35mm cameras. The relatively low aperture of 1: 6,3 was probably one of the reasons why the "Mountain-Elmar" 10,5cm was not build and sold in larger quantity, despite the fact that the aperture value was not regarded as disadvantage.
During the production of the lens there has been three different versions. The "Mountain-Elmar" 6,3/10,5cm was first deliverd in non-rangefinder coupled and rangefinder coupled version. Both types were finished in black paint with nickel plated elements.
From 1933 on the rangefinder coupled type was available with chrome plated elements.
The "Mountain-Elmar" 6,3/10,5cm offered comes from 1933 is in very good and still unchanged original condition. It is a rangefinder coupled type with chrome plated elements and will be delivered including lens hood and front cap!
Total production: only 3.975 units
Rarity forecast: R7