Apo-Summicron-M 2/90mm ASPH * ELC - Rare *
Extremely Rare, Ground-breaking and Beautiful !!
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Serial number: 3815750
Made by: Leica, Canada
Condition: A+ (Click here for details)
Includes: Original box with two original caps
Warranty: One year
Every fan of Leica’s optical superiority is aware of the role played by optical design team at Leica Canada in Midland Ontario Lead by the legendary optical engineer Walter Mandler. This lens is one of the crown jewels of the Mandler Lenses.
CIRCA 1997, the revolutionary APO ASPH 90 Summicron design reduced that apochromatic effects on images like never before. The aspherical lens made for perfectly sharp images every time. The lens is Engraved 'DESIGNED BY LEICA CANADA MFD. IN CANADA 11884’
Extremely rare! Only 12 lenses of the ground-breaking APO ASPH 90mm Summicron were produced as a pre-production run by ELCAN (Ernest Leitz Canada). After these 12 lenses, the production of the lens moved to Germany.
The lens is in New-Condition with clean optics, both lens caps Included also is the “unique" with the original white factory box from ELCAN
Technically and optically the lens is identical to the current APO-Aummucron 90mm ASPH except for the fact that it is not coded.
If you are a fan of rare lenses and the life-saving contribution that ELCAN played in the history of Leica, This lens will make a prized possession.
Similar lens was recently sold in Vienna at auction for 4080 Euro, plus 20% buyer premium plus 20% VAT total price is over C$8000
This telephoto lens offers remarkable sharpness and chromatic correction on all M cameras, film and digital
Apochromatic color correction and an aspherical lens surface are combined for the first time in a lens of this type. Of its five individual elements, two are made of high-refraction glass, while two others feature anomalous partial dispersion. Its brilliance and quality of resolution are exemplary even at full aperture. Light falloff is very low. The fast aperture of the APO-Summicron-M 90mm f/2 lets you shoot at relatively short exposure times even in dim light, helping to minimize the effects of camera shake.