Page 18 - A40
P. 18

Telyt 5/60 cm





             Mirror Lens





             prototype















              The famous prototype 60 cm mirror telephoto lens. With
              the serial number 790001, this is the only example of this
              impressive lens ever made.

              With the hood retracted the lens is 37 cm long, with a
              diameter of 18 cm and a weight of 5kg. It was designed by
              W. Albert and W. Mohr to work with Visoflex and equipped
              with focusing bellows. A feature uncommon in mirror
              lenses is a variable aperture f:5 to f:11. The lens was a part
              of the Leitz factory museum, it still has the special sticker
              attached ‘M476’. The original museum inventory card is
              also included in the offered lot.


              This unique lens can be seen in Lager, Vol. II ‘Lenses’ on
              page 133, as well as in W. Albert ‘Geburtstage der
              Leitz-Foto-Konstruktionen ab 1927’ on page 155. It is one
              of the most spectacular constructions from Leitz and for
              sure one of the most interesting items from the history
              of Leica.
























              Start price € 100.000*
              est. € 200.000 – 300.000
              Serial no. 790001
              Year of production: 1949
              condition A/B
   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23