Leica 35 Summilux Aspherical 1st version Cat# 11873 sold with original Leica Box,Leica leather case hood,caps and Leica warranty cards, Leica lens manual, Nice Rare lens in great condition.
Leica 12587 Hood shows light marks and small nicks on rim-edge .
RARE Leica 35mm F1:1.4 lens Double-Aspherical Summilux-M lens in Mint- condition.
Sold with all original certificates warranty card, instruction booklet, brochure, sold with Leica original lens hood #12587, Leica leather pouch, and Leica original box with matching numbers.
This Summilux-M 35mm F1,4 ASPHERICAL Lens Serial Number is: 3460766 Cat #11873
This 1st versions produced 1990 circa (estimated only 2000 were produced).
This first aspherical version had two aspherical surfaces, and concave (inward-curving) front and rear elements. It was discontinued after only four years.
Lens info :
focal length: 35mm
Apertures: F/1,4 - 2 - 2,8 - 4 - 5,6 - 8 - 11 - 16
Lens elements: 9 of which 2 Aspherical ( in 5 groups)
angle Of view: 64@
Minimum distance: 70cm
* The first version of the Summilux 35mm f1,4 aspherical was characterized by a new optical group composed of nine elements of which two were Aspherical allowing it to obtain even when wide open, a splandid image quality with exceptionally brilliant contrast, resolution and superb sharpness and an almost total absence of chromatic aberration.
* The news of the beginning of the production of this new lens was givin in a rather strange manner, in fact, in the news bulletin 10414 of January, 1990, Leica announced that between 1990 and 1991 "a special series of 2,000 units of the Summilux 35mm f1,4 aspherical lenses" would be produced and that consignment would begin in the second quarter of 1990.