LEITZ 35mm lens group - Summicron 1:2/35mm Series for LEICA rangefinder cameras - MIR Image Library

 

Leitz Summicron 35mm f/2.0 (1:2/35mm) wideangle lens in screw mount LSM
Leitz Summicron 1:2/35mm wideangle lens

Summicron was first introduced in 1958. It boosts the maximum aperture by a full f-stop from the previous Summaron 1:2.8/35mm. It has become a very popular 35mm lens for the Leica at following years. The screw-mount version possibly had its life cycle from '58 ~1963. The bayonet mount version was more popular in terms of numbers. While there were also for the Leica M3 which requires spectacles to be used. Virtually the bayonet mount version only has chrome finishing, while the screw mount in either chrome or small number of black finishing were being produced but screw mount is in lesser quantity. Some of the Summicron were made by Leitz Canada.

While this site only centers on screw mount lenses, but in general, the 1:2/35mm Summicron listed as:
Mk I (8 elements double Gauss optical design)
1958~1963 - LSM
1958~1969 - Bayonet
1958~1974 - M3 version w/ocular attachment
Mk II/III (all black, 6 elements, Bayonet only)
1969~1979
Mk IV (7 elements, Bayonet only)
1979~1996
M-Bayonet Summicron-M 1:2/35mm ASPH
1996~ Ref: Leica hand book

Leitz Canada Summicron 35mm f/2.0 wideangle lens in screw mount LSM

Summicron 2/35mm, rare original screw mount Summicron,
focus to 1m, Leitz Canada, approx. year made: 1960

Leitz Canada Summicron 35mm f/2.0 (1:2/35mm) wideangle lens in screw mount LSM


Early 8 elements Summicron 1:2/35mm in chrome made by Leitz CANADA

Leitz Canada Summicron 35mm f/2.0 wideangle lens  in chrome with attachment which fits LEICA M3
Shown here are two rare versions of early 8-elements Summicron 1:2/35mm in screw mount and in black and chrome finishing that were being made by Leitz Canada with ocular attachment which makes them fit the Leica M3.

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a rare Leitz Canada Summicron 35mm f/2.0 black wideangle lens version with attachment which also fits LEICA M3
Leitz Canada Summicron 35mm f/2.0 wideangle lens  in chrome with attachment which fits LEICA M3

LEICA SUMMICRON-
M 35MM F2, 8 elements, IN BLACK CHROME! s/n 19971xx

" .... Above is a Summicron 35mm f2 (M) Black paint Germany). Very rare German Blackpaint. It's the 2nd version of the 35/2 Black paint Germany for M2 .The filter ring and aperture are in black chrome,and other parts are in black paint, such as focusing scale, stopper,and mount flange. The bottom of the mount flange is in chrome, and the side is in black paint on brass. This Black-stopper and Side Flange in Black version is very rare. Glass is very clean without any scratches and foggy. I checked the focus, it was very sharp. Come with front metal cap and leather case. The front cap is in black-chrome... " Digifan, Hong Kong.



Leitz's Summicron 35mm f/2.0 wideangle lens 7 lens elements in chrome
The section here begins only featured with some of the early bayonet mount version of the SUMMICRON 2/35mm (which includes some of the early models in Bayonet-M mount above), But as after Leica-M was introduced, there are additional Summicron-M versions which had been introduced in years that followed but may be in the future this site will have add-on: -

Leitz
Summicron 2/35mm wideangle lens

The version is a 7-elements version in bayonet mount, a pre-ASPH version in chrome & black finishing.

Credit
: Images 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).


NOTE:- IF ANY OF YOU has a Summicron in screw mount which have not been featured here in these pages and wish to share your resources, please contact my buddy, rick_oleson@yahoo.com

Leitz's Summicron 35mm f/2.0 wideangle lens 7 lens elements in chrome front and rear lens mount section

Summicron 7 elements version in bayonet mount
Summicron rangefinder 35mm f/2 8-elements version

Summicron-M 1:2/35mm ASPH 2/M39 Mount

Other newer series of SUMMICRON-M 35mm f/2.0:-

Summicron-M 1:2/35mm ASPH 2/M39 Mount
Summicron-M 1:2/35mm ASPH 6 bits
Summicron-M 1:2/35mm ASPH Titanium &
Summicron-M 1:2/35mm non-ASPH Titanium
Summicron-M 1:2/35mm ASPH pre-6 bits
Summilux-M 1:1.4/35mm ASPH

Summicron-M 1:2/35mm ASPH Titanium Summicron-M 1:2/35mm Titanium


 Summicron-M 1:2/35mm ASPH pre-6 bits

 Summicron-M 1:2/35mm ASPH 6 bits


Summilux-M 1:1.4/35mm ASPH

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