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Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Elmar 3.5/3.5cm & E.Leitz Midland Canada's Stemar 1:3.5 f=3.3cm Stereo Set

E. Leitz Elmar 3.5/3.5cm Stereo outfit, 1941

Elmar 3.5/3.5cm Stereo outfit, 1941

One of the major rarities and most sought after collectors items made by Leitz was conducted by Leica Shop recently. The outfit includes the stereo Elmar 3.5/3.5cm, the stereo VIDOM, the OTEMO stereo prism (5006), 2 original yellow filters for OTEMO, all in the matching and original leather case. As all parts are in very good condition, lens and prism with clean glass. This is only the second outfit of this kind ever sold in public auction and thus, it has a very commanding auction call price startsed as EUR 28.000 and if price is not an issue, hammer price was EUR 48.600 !

Elmar 3.5/3.5cm Stereo outfit, 1941 in original leather case

Leitz OTEMO stereo prism (5006) for 35mm Elmar Stereo

 
 

Ernst Leitz, Midland, Canada
Stemar 1:3.5 f=3.3cm Stereo Set

This particualr 33mm Stereo lens was made in Canada probably between 1954~57. While the Stemar f=3.5cm 1:2.5 was made in Germany. The focal length is an odd 33mm. Optimum working range is within 10', beyond would require prism attachment. OIASo 11510 w/viewfinder OiDYO 11525, lens hood OIEGO 12550, Prism attachment OIMPO 11520, OTEO Stereo Viewer (below, far left)

Comparing the Leitz's Stereo Stemar with
Nippon Kogaku's Stereo-Nikkor 1:3.5 f=3.5cm or Zeiss-IKON's Stereotar.C 1:3.5 f=35mm

Ernst Leitz STEMAR  (Midland, Canada)
STEMAR f=3.3cm 1:3.5 Stereo Lens
Ernst Leitz STEMAR  (Canada)
STEMAR f=3.3cm 1:3.5 Stereo Lens with color filters
Ernst Leitz STEMAR  (Canada)
STEMAR f=3.3cm 1:3.5 Stereo Lens front and rear section view
Ernst Leitz STEMAR  (Canada)
STEMAR f=3.3cm 1:3.5 Stereo Lens with optical finder (Stereo)
Ernst Leitz STEMAR  (Canada)
STEMAR f=3.3cm 1:3.5 Stereo Lens side and prism view

Lens cap, Ernst Leitz STEMAR  (Canada)
STEMAR f=3.3cm 1:3.5 Stereo Lens front and rear view of the attachment finder

Rear section view of the view prism and instruction manual for Ernst Leitz STEMAR  (Canada)
STEMAR f=3.3cm 1:3.5 Stereo Lens


Leica Stereo Stemar 3,5/3.3cm Midland Canada OHIKO outfit

Leica Stereo Stemar 3,5/3.3cm Midland Canada OHIKO outfit with original lesther case and ODDYO optical Finder


Older Leitz Stereo accessories




Stereo Projection lens Elmar 5cm f/3.5 IMPUU, Leitz Midland, Canada

Leitz Canada IMPUU Stereo Projection Lens ELMAR 5cm 1:3.5


Leitz Canada IMPUU Stereo Projection Lens ELMAR 5cm 1:3.5

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