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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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