The 75mm-Summilux was introduced in 1980 to the launch of the M4-P. For the first time, the M4-P had the additional viewfinder frames for 28 and 75mm lenses. The first version of the Summilux was quite clumsy due to the removable sunshade, but had only 490 grams in weight – in contrast to the 600 or 560 gram heavy succession versions. The minimum focusing distance was 100cm – this was changed in later versions to 75cm. It was produced only for two years and is therefore one of the quite rare M lenses to be found today.
For many users and collectors, the imaging performance of the Summilux 75mm is comparable to that of the Noctilux-M 1.0/50mm. Both lenses show a very fine, nuanced color rendering that differs markedly from modern Leica M lenses and is highly valued by the users of these lenses.
The lens is in mint condition and comes with a lens hood.
Production quantity: unknown