LEICA Summilux-M 1,4/50mm silver chrome 2. version

– with 2 lens hoods
– service checked by Leica in November 2020

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No. : 1928498 Condition : BB



The Summilux-M 1.4/ 50mm is a high-performance standard lens introduced in 1959, the main application of the lens is photojournalism and available light photography.
The optical design of the lens is a further development of the six-element computation, which was used in the Summarit 1.5/ 50mm built from 1949 to 1959. By adding a seventh element, the Summilux 1.4/ 50mm achieved a much higher imaging performance than the predecessor, and can therefore be viewed as the first high-aperture Leica lens calculated according to modern optical aspects.
Without officially announcing it, the Summilux 1.4/ 50mm has already been manufactured with a new optical design from 1961 onwards. This achieved a further increase in the imaging performance and the change was published by Leica in 1965.

For sale is a Summilux-M 1.4/50mm in silver chrome finish from the year of 1962. It is the second version of that lens. It is in a very good condition and will be supplied with the following accessories:

– historically correct lens hood (XOOIM/ 12521G) + cap
– lens hood of the later versions (12586) + cap
– lens cap (replacement)
– rear cap
– leather pouch

Following tasks were done at the Leica Service in November 2020 (service invoice will be provided):

– focussing repaired
– lens system cleaned (to the extent that is possible)

Despite the cleaning there are still marks inside the lens system (only visible with a flash light), which will not affect your image.

On the front lens is a small dot, which will also not affect your image.