This is the highly desired, compact Leica Elmar 50mm F/2.8 collapsible lens. It's from my private collection of Leica cameras, lenses and accessories. This lens is in very nice condition, no dents, no dings, no scratches on glass, no cleaning marks. Focus is very smooth and easy, almost like new.
Aperture ring works nicely, blades are clean and oil free. Glass has minor dust and haze which is typical for almost all older lenses but has no serious effect on images. This is one of Leica's sharpest lenses and is in high demand by all serious photographers. This compact lens allows you to carry your Leica camera in your pocket, it makes a very neat package. The body of this lens is carved out of a solid piece of brass and then chromed, unlike the plastic stuff they are making today.
It has ENGRAVED markings which are then paint filled, also unlike the cheap lenses of today with printed on markings and plastic parts. Fits all "Leica M" cameras and will work on many digital cameras with an adapter that's readily available and cheap. The item "Leitz Leica ELMAR F=5cm (50mm) 1 2.8 collapsible lens very nice! M mount" is in sale since Tuesday, January 12, 2021.
This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Lenses & Filters\Lenses". The seller is "specialguy2" and is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.