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    FS: Leitz 50mm f/2.8 Elmar M Lens

    Up for sale is a really nice Elmar 50/2.8 in M-mount. This one is a relatively late example, with dual distance scales (feet/metres).

    Asking $475, including PayPal and insured USPS shipping within continental USA (other destinations additional, at cost).

    The lens is in excellent condition:
    • Glass is very clean, with just a bit of dust and a few wispy, hard-to-see cleaning marks.
    • Focus is smooth.
    • Aperture is smooth clicks solidly at all stops.
    • Diaphragm blades are clean and really pretty (15 blades with round aperture).
    • The barrel collapse smoothly and locks firmly in position.
    • Cosmetically, there are a few little scuffs and nicks to the finish from decades of use, but it's a very clean-looking sample, overall.


    The lens comes with:
    • Caps (chrome Leica front and black plastic Leitz rear).
    • ITOOY hood (some cosmetic paint wear) with flat cap for storing reversed on the lens.
    • Voigtlander VL-2 case that nicely fits the lens in the lower compartment and the hood in the upper. (If you prefer, I can substitute a vintage Leitz hard leather case that fits only the lens.)

    Please forgive the quirky picture quality here: I was playing around with my Nikkor-Q.C 50/3.5 on the M240, close-focused to 18 inches using live view -- probably shouldn't have hand-held.

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    Re: FS: Leitz 50mm f/2.8 Elmar M Lens

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    Re: FS: Leitz 50mm f/2.8 Elmar M Lens

    Still available....

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    Re: FS: Leitz 50mm f/2.8 Elmar M Lens

    I'll entertain reasonable offers....

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    Re: FS: Leitz 50mm f/2.8 Elmar M Lens

    This is a really nice example of a classic lens -- I'm open to reasonable offers...

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    Re: FS: Leitz 50mm f/2.8 Elmar M Lens

    Still available!

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    Re: FS: Leitz 50mm f/2.8 Elmar M Lens

    Price drop: $425

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    Re: FS: Leitz 50mm f/2.8 Elmar M Lens

    This looks so nice!

    In it's favor, it looks like it's not one of the late examples. Those were cheapies, redesigned to miss the pop-up meter of the M5. They were aluminum instead of brass, had no focusing knob, and had only 6 aperture blades instead of the 15 on this one. I believe this is instead the 'classic' tiny 50 in M mount. It should be nice and sharp at middle apertures, but not too contrasty – what Sean Reid might call an excellent 'sunny day lens.'

    Kirk
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    Re: FS: Leitz 50mm f/2.8 Elmar M Lens

    Thanks, Kirk! It is a really good lens, and you're right -- it has the 15-blade diaphragm.
    Here are a couple of samples from this lens, taken on my Epson R-D1s:





    Cheers,
    Ari

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    Re: FS: Leitz 50mm f/2.8 Elmar M Lens

    That's it: perfect skin tone + subtle colors + full highlight and shadow detail = classic Leitz lens!

    Kirk

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    Re: FS: Leitz 50mm f/2.8 Elmar M Lens

    Indeed. Though the R-D1s is no slouch here!

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    Re: FS: Leitz 50mm f/2.8 Elmar M Lens

    Still available -- reasonable offers considered....

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    Re: FS: Leitz 50mm f/2.8 Elmar M Lens

    I have the same lens for sale and nobody is interested. Puzzling.
    Brad Husick

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    Re: FS: Leitz 50mm f/2.8 Elmar M Lens

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    Boing!

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    Re: FS: Leitz 50mm f/2.8 Elmar M Lens

    Still available....

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    Sale pending....

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    Re: FS: Leitz 50mm f/2.8 Elmar M Lens

    Sold!

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    Re: FS: Leitz 50mm f/2.8 Elmar M Lens

    Quote Originally Posted by kermaier View Post
    Sold!
    Thanks Ari! I'm looking forward to giving this older Leica glass a try on my Sony A7. I really appreciate your prompt replies and fast shipment.

    Gary Benson

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