he Summarit 1.5/5cm presented in 1949 is a further development of the Xenon 5cm lens. It has significantly improved optical performance, especially when photographing with full aperture.
With the introduction of the Leica M3, the Summarit was also produced with M bayonet. Both types remained available until 1960.
Among the rare variants of this lens include the early export versions for the US market with Taylor, Taylor & Hobson and US patent numbers engraving on the tube as well as the extremely rare Summarit lenses from Canadian production.
Offered is a Summarit 1,5/5cm M39 in the rare canadian version dating back to 1956.
What is special about this lens is the excellent condition of the glasses. The coating and the elements themselves are in very good condition. The aparture setting engages reliably and precisely and the focusing mount has no detectable backlash or looseness.
Total production: only approx. 1.000 units made in Canada
Rarity forecast: R8