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Elmar 6.3/10.5cm       € 50.000 *
                                                                        prototype
                                                                        c.1930, condition B/A   € 100.000 – 120.000
                                                                        The famous prototype of the ‘Mountain’ Elmar
                                                                        6.3/10.5 cm ELZEN, ex Leica Museum and
                                                                        still with the original red museum inventory
                                                                        sticker ‘M 899’; with the exception for the
                                                                        mount, all elements made out of black-painted
                                                                        brass, despite the similar outer appearance,
                                                                        this prototype is considerably smaller than
                                                                        the serial production lens, it is only 77 mm
                                                                        high (vs 93 mm of the production lens), the
                                                                        visible part of the front element is of the same
                                                                        size, the front rim is slightly larger (25 on the
                                                                        prototype vs 24 mm on the production lens),
                                                                        the focal length is also marginally shorter
                                                                        (around 10 cm); only two prototypes in this
                                                                        form are known to exist. The other example
                                                                        can be seen in P.H. van Hasbroeck ‘Leica, A
                                                                        History illustrating every Model and Accessory’                                                               Summarex 1.5/8.5 cm               € 14.000 *
                                                                        on page 219, the offered lens can be seen in                                                                  black paint outfit
                                                                        Lager II ‘Lenses’ on page 89 and in L. Netopil
                                                                        ‘Prototype Leica’ on pages 131, 136–139. It                                                                   no. 593324, 1943, condition B+   € 28.000 – 32.000
                                                                        is one of the most interesting items from the                                                                 Very rare coated Summarex in very good original condition,
                                                                        early history of Leica!                                                                                       complete with extremely rare 8.5 cm SOOLB finder, black-
                                                                                                                                                                                      painted aluminium hood engraved ‘Summarex 8,5 cm Ernst
                                                                                                                                                                                      Leitz Wetzlar’, unique black front screw-in cap, on a late Leica
                                                                                                                                                                                      II body no. 351161, this rare Summarex outfit is illustrated in
                                                                                                                                                                                      Vidom nr. 64, ex Bawendi collection.
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