LEITZ Elmar-M39 4,5/13,5cm black paint/nickel
The Elmar 4,5/13,5cm lens appears for the first time in the Leitz/Leica sales lists in 1930 and was produced until 1936. Originally built in a non-standardized version and adapted to the respective camera, the lenses were marked with the last three digits of the associated camera. From 1931 followed the design with a standardized lens mount, which could be used with the Leica I (Model C). Both early versions did not have rangefinder coupling.
The change to the rangefinder coupled and standardized version took place in the year 1932. Since that time the Elmar 13,5cm could used in all Leica screw-mount cameras with full functional range.
Offered is an Elmar 4,5/13,5cm in standardized and rangefinder coupled version. The lens comes from the year 1932 is in exceptionally beautiful condition! Only the inevitable normal signs of wear on the distance setting ring have prevented a classification as "mint condition" for this lens.
Total production: approximately 5.259 units
Rarity forecast: R5
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