Summaron-M 2,8/35mm M3
The Summaron 2,8/35mm was introduced 1958 as successor model to the version with full aparture 1:3,5. The optical design is identical, but the initial opening could be increased from 3.5 to 2.8 by using lenses of lanthanum glas. The color correction of the Summaron 2,8/35mm surpasses the already very good performance of its predecessor.
From the beginning of the production in 1958 the lens was produced both for the screw mount cameras as well as with M-bayonet mount for Leicas M-series. Two models were available for the M cameras; one specifically for the Leica M3 with viewfinder attachment and one version without the so-called googles for the Leica M2 and all following models.
The so-called post-cameras, Leica models of the M-series build on special request for e.g. the German Federal Post and also for the Swedish Post, were equipped with a special version of the Summaron-M 2,8/35mm. This type is fixed in the respective camera (mostly a Leica MD or MDa camera body) and very rare.
The version for use with the Leica M3 has a fixed viewfinder attachment, close-up distance of 65cm and was available from 1958 up to 1974.
The Summaron-M 2,8/35mm offered is a Leica M3 version. It is from the year 1965, in very good up to mint condition and comes with orignal box with matching serial number.
Total production: approx. 10.092 units (until 1968)
Rarity forecast: R5
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