A 1955 example of this classic Leica telephoto, in the rarer M mount configuration! This is a lovely, characterful lens, which lends itself to many genres, either on your Leica, or a compatible digital body, not just those offered by Leica, but also Micro Four Thirds bodies, such as the Panasonic G series and Olympus PENs and the Sony NEX range, even the fabulous full frame Sony A7 and A9 as well as the newer full fram systems from Nikon, Canon and Panasonic! Age is currently 65 years, going by the serial number; 1311727, this lovely M Mount Hektor was produced late on in 1955. This particular lens shows the passage of six decades, but remains fully functional and ready to shoot. As with all the best Leica kit, it still feels as if hewn from solid rock.
All barrel script is present and enjoys even and stark contrast, while the vulcanite around the base is completely intact, the red mounting dot engraved on the mounting ring, rather than the later used applied bump. The focus ring turns easily, the aperture ring runs smoothly, dropping into each stop with complete confidence, adjusting the incredible fifteen blinds which give this lens a perfectly round aperture, enabling that wonderful, organic bokeh which Leica are so renowned for. The aperture is as smooth as silk, and there is absolutely no fungus or rust or oil on the blinds.The blue tinted coated optics are clear, with just a few light marks. There is no dust visible at all when when held up to the daylight. As with all vintage Leica glass, this lens defies its age, it remains fully functional and is great fun to use. Most importantly, it produces great images. 135mm is nominally a Portrait lens, but you can just as easily use it as a compact Telephoto as I have.
The lens will be supplied as per the photos, with original Leica caps, ready to get to work immediately! So there you have it, a gorgeous example of this classic Leica lens, offered in excellent condition, despite it's near pensionable status. Built in a way which is frankly beyond modern understanding, looked after well this lens will easily last another 6 decades and being Leica, when you, your children or grandchildren come to sell it on, you will like as not achieve much more for it than you paid here. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photography\Lenses & Filters\Lenses". The seller is "rfcvb72" and is located in this country: GB.
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