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    WTB: Leica Summicron ASPH Black Paint

    Looking for a pristine copy. Thanks.

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    Re: WTB: Leica Summicron ASPH Black Paint

    what focal length? 35? 90? 75?

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    Re: WTB: Leica Summicron ASPH Black Paint

    Ooops! 35mm. Thanks!

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    Re: WTB: Leica Summicron ASPH Black Paint

    Not pristine, but a good price. TWoK is a good guy too. link

    If you want one in pristine shape, I just saw one on the Leica list for $1675. I can forward you the info if you want.

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    Re: WTB: Leica Summicron ASPH Black Paint

    I think he is looking for a black paint version. Mine just sold for $2500. 2000 were made in the year 2000 and they pop up from time to time. Good luck.
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    Re: WTB: Leica Summicron ASPH Black Paint

    Oh sorry, newbie, don't know the difference yet

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    Re: WTB: Leica Summicron ASPH Black Paint

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Gray View Post
    Not pristine, but a good price. TWoK is a good guy too. link

    If you want one in pristine shape, I just saw one on the Leica list for $1675. I can forward you the info if you want.
    Sure. Thank.

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    Re: WTB: Leica Summicron ASPH Black Paint

    Ok, I'll PM it to you. I'm assuming you just want a black lens, not a special black paint version.

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    Re: WTB: Leica Summicron ASPH Black Paint

    Quote Originally Posted by stevem8 View Post
    I think he is looking for a black paint version. Mine just sold for $2500. 2000 were made in the year 2000 and they pop up from time to time. Good luck.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Gray View Post
    Ok, I'll PM it to you. I'm assuming you just want a black lens, not a special black paint version.
    Looking for the BP version. Many thanks anyhow!

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    Re: WTB: Leica Summicron ASPH Black Paint

    Steve Huff is sellin his. Check out his site.

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    Re: WTB: Leica Summicron ASPH Black Paint

    Mine sold two weeks ago
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    Re: WTB: Leica Summicron ASPH Black Paint

    can somebody give a little insight as to what makes this BP version special besides limited run?

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    Re: WTB: Leica Summicron ASPH Black Paint

    The touch of the lens, the smooth focus, the perfect weight........
    What else can I say?!
    Ah just remember, it's so pretty tooooooooo!!!!!
    Cheers

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    Re: WTB: Leica Summicron ASPH Black Paint

    Quote Originally Posted by kalex View Post
    can somebody give a little insight as to what makes this BP version special besides limited run?
    The lens is a perfect match to a BP Leica. Paint wear is balanced to the body, and looks wonderful.
    The mount is made of brass.... same as a chrome 35 ASPH, (which weighs a ton ...), focus is different than the non BP ASPH. Some say smoother ..... I don't know about that. I have owned both and both are fine.
    One major, (for me .... ), difference is that the BP version has a separate shade. It is a rehash of the old round pre asph early 'cron's shade that used to take Series VII filters. Only the shade that used to screw apart to take the Ser. VII filters, has been sealed, (probably glued) shut by Leica, painted black, and comes with the BP lens. It is supposed to have a "retro" look.
    I never carry it, preferring to use the round lens cap.
    The lenses are around.
    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rafael Macia View Post
    The lens is a perfect match to a BP Leica. Paint wear is balanced to the body, and looks wonderful.
    The mount is made of brass.... same as a chrome 35 ASPH, (which weighs a ton ...), focus is different than the non BP ASPH. Some say smoother ..... I don't know about that. I have owned both and both are fine.
    One major, (for me .... ), difference is that the BP version has a separate shade. It is a rehash of the old round pre asph early 'cron's shade that used to take Series VII filters. Only the shade that used to screw apart to take the Ser. VII filters, has been sealed, (probably glued) shut by Leica, painted black, and comes with the BP lens. It is supposed to have a "retro" look.
    I never carry it, preferring to use the round lens cap.
    The lenses are around.
    Good luck!
    and then there's google. Most kind of you.

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    Re: WTB: Leica Summicron ASPH Black Paint

    one more thing; ...
    the markings in "feet" are in Red rather than Yellow.
    and the # on the shade is 12452
    RM

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    Rafael - thank you for explanation

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