Summaron-M3 3,5/35mm

Designed specifically for the Leica M3, the Summaron-M 3.5/3.5cm with viewfinder unit was available from 1957, approximately two years after the introduction of the lens in the M-System. This version had a removable viewfinder attachment, which…

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No. : 1563650 Condition : A-B

995,00 

Description

Designed specifically for the Leica M3, the Summaron-M 3.5/3.5cm with viewfinder unit was available from 1957, approximately two years after the introduction of the lens in the M-System. This version had a removable viewfinder attachment, which on the Leica M3 converted the frame lines of the 50mm lens in the viewfinder to the appropriate frame lines of a 35mm lens. This made it possible to focus at the same time while looking through the viewfinder and to determine the image field.
The last production batches of the Summaron-M 3,5/3,5cm were presumably produced in 1958, however the lens was led up to 1959 in the retail list and according to some authors was sold until 1960.

The Summaron-M 3.5/3.5cm in the M3 version already experienced a very slight change of detail in the year of its launch.
The viewfinder attachment of the first lenses was coated with a glossy black lacquer. In all later lenses, the finish of the viewfinder unit was carried out with black crackle paint.
In total, only 764 Summaron-M 3.5/3.5cm were produced with the glossy black viewfinder attachment.

This Summaron-M 3,5/3,5cm (build in 1958) is still in unchanged original condition!

Due to age, the lens has a very fine haze on the elements.

Total production: approx. 19.160 units with viewfinder attachment

Rarity: R

Rarity forecast: R