3.5/3.5cm wideangle lens
Summaron 35mm lenses could have started delivering to the market in 1949. However,
in line with the changes in Leica as well as the market, there were quite a few versions
and/or configuration being made for the Leica cameras.
The earliest batches were in screw mount, possible in 1954, bayonet mount version
was produced along with the LSM. A LEICA M3-specific
model with a dedicated ocular attachment was produced for models due to lack of 35mm
bright frame line later in 1956. According to Leica hand book, there are fixed focus
Summaron for MD/MDa.
Shown left is dual units of the Summaron f/3.5/3.5cm lens that uses A36 filters In
1958, the lens was replaced with a Summaron f/2.8/35mm model which was supplied both
in screw and bayonet mount.
An early display cutaway model (without
to show the construction of the
Leitz Summaron f3.5/3.5cm lens in 1949
comparing the early/late version of the Summaron f/3.5/3.5cm lens. A Leica MD Post
for German Post with a fixed Summaron f/3.5/3.5cm
2.8/35mm wideangle lens
The version at left and below has cosmetic changes as it is a late model (1959) ,
the version which also has both screw and bayonet mount, and uses E39 filters.
courtesy of Mr. Peter Coeln from LEICA Shop®,
Austria who also operates a popular Westlicht Auction House. Image Copyright © 2008. Images Copyright © 2010. All rights
reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer(s).
--- Leitz's prototype Summaron 2.8/3.5cm
wideangle lens, 1949/53
An interesting view of a prototype Summaron 35mm f/2.8 in retrofocus design which
was shown in an online auction back in 2008. It never went to market nor in production,
possibly it defies the compactness of wideangle design to fit the Leica.
ELMAR 3.5/3.5cm | ELMAR 3.5/3.5cm Stereo Outfit | Summaron 1:3.5/3.5cm | Summaron
1:2.8/35mm | Summicron 1:2/35mm
Comparing with 35mm
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