LEITZ Summilux-M39 1,4/50mm chrome
Introduced in 1959 the Summilux 1.4/50mm is the successor of the Summarit 1.5/50mm and replaced this lens.
New glasses and coating layers led to a significant increase in performance of the Summilux compared to its predecessor. The optical design has been modified only slightly.
The first version was available with both screw thread mount and M bayonet and was produced until 1961/62 unchanged. From 1962, the second version with a slightly different optical design was produced without much notice and only from 1968 Leica officially announced the change.
The Summilux 50mm with screw thread mount was only available until about 1962/63 and all these lenses belong to the first optical calculation.
Offered is a Summilux M39 1.4/50mm in silver chrome version with screw thread mount, built in 1959. The offered Summilux is technically in almost perfect condition.
The delivery includes the historically correct lens hood and plastic container in which the lenses were delivered this time.
This lens is one of the rarest to find Leica lenses ever!
Production quantity: at most 550 units of this type of lens!
Rarity forecast: R8
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