LEITZ Summitar 2,0/5cm

Classic Summitar-M39 2.0/5cm (from 1950) with international aperture scale and round aperture blades.
Technically and cosmetically in very good condition, the Summitar still impresses today with its very fine colour nuances and appealing sharpness.

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No. : 783081 Condition : B

UVP: 445,50 


The Summitar 2.0/5cm built from 1939 to 1953 was the predecessor of the legendary Leica Summicron 5cm.
The Summitar replaced the Summar 2/5cm lens which was deliverd until 1940 and was optically superior. Even today, the imaging performance of a  Summitar 5cm in good condition can be regarded as very good.
During the long production time approximately 171,000 units were produced. Early versions have the old European aperture series and have a circuar aparture, later versions are engraved with international aperture and have a hexagonal aparture. The first factory coated copies of the Summitar were made in 1942 and were mainly intended for military use.

During the Second World War, many of the lenses were used by governmental organs and the military. For this reason, in very rare cases, the Summitar can be found with corresponding engravings and special technical details, nowadays. Since many of the lenses used during the war were damaged or lost, the finding of one of these pieces in their unaltered, original state is an absolute peculiarity!<

Total production: approx 37.400 units between 1939-1942

Rarity: R5

Rarity forecast: R5