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Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Hektor 2.5/12cm (125mm f/2.5) Prototype

A prototype lens of the later 12.5cm Hektor, extremely rare with original hood engraved: “Hektor 12cm, Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Germany” (condition B/C), see: Lager II page 93, Wilhelm Albert "Geburtstage der Leitz-Foto-Konstruktionen ab 1927", page 162, "10 Jahre Leica Historica Beiträge zur Geschichte der Leica", pages 100-101, with a probably unique prototype sports-finder 12cm (condition B; approx. Year: 1949; Serial no. 753028

Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Hektor 2.5/12cm (125mm f/2.5) Prototype with dedicated 12cm lens hood and 12cm finder
Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Hektor 2.5/12cm
Front and rear views of Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Hektor 2.5/12cm (125mm f/2.5) Prototype with dedicated 12cm lens hood and 12cm finder
Special Finder for 12cm Hektor Prototype
Special lens hood for 12cm Hektor




Leica/Leitz, 12.5cm f2.5 Hektor "Midland" / Wetzlar w/hood (for Visoflex)

A quick spec. sheet:

Marketed: 1954~1963
Focal Length: 12.5cm (125mm)
Mount: LEICA SM
Optical: 4 elements
Min. Focusing Distance: approx. 1.2m (4ft)
Minimum / Maximum Aperture: f/2.5~f/22
Filter Attachament Size: E58
Weight: approx. 125g

Optically samw tih 120mm f/2.5 Hektor (1948); produced in both Wetzlar and Midland plant in Canada. Use direct with Visoflex I and via adapter 16466 on Viso II/III. Works only with Visoflex only. Lens hood has bayonet design can be reversly store. Total: approx. 3308 units ref: Leica Collector Guide by Dennis Laney (Hove Books)

Hektor 2.5/12.5cm Prototype; originally produced only as a projection lens, 
in a mount of Telyt 400mm, for Visoflex, cap; approx. Year: c.1946
Hektor 2.5/12.5cm Prototype; originally produced only as a projection lens,
in a mount of Telyt 400mm, for Visoflex, cap; approx. Year: c.1946

 

Pre-production Hektor 2.5/12.5cm Wetzlar Hektor 2.5/12.5cm, pre-production series lens with serial numbers between 753001 to 753100 which also includes the famous 12cm and also a few 12.5cm lenses - this is one of them (dating from at least 4 years before market introduction), cap, hood (lens no.753029 is illustrated in Lager II page 93); approx. Year: 1949; Serial no. 753088

Leica Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Germany  f=12.5cm 1:2.5  (125mm f/2.5) telephoto lens with dedicated lens hood in chrome for Visoflex
Leica Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Germany  f=12.5cm 1:2.5  (125mm f/2.5) telephoto lens with dedicated lens hood in chrome for Visoflex

Leica/Leitz 2.5/125mm Wetzlar (late model), 1960 with Wetzlar lens hood HIKOO

Credit: Image courtesy of Mr. Peter Coeln from LEICA Shop®, Austria who also operates a popular Westlicht Auction House. Image Copyright © 2008. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.

Leica/Leitz 2.5/125mm Wetzlar (late model), 1960 with Wetzlar lens hood HIKOO

late 1960 model. Leica/Leitz 2.5/125mm Wetzlar (late model), 1960 with Wetzlar lens hood HIKOO

Inverse view, Leica/Leitz 2.5/125mm Wetzlar (late model), 1960 with Wetzlar lens hood HIKOO

Hektor 125mm f/2.5 1959 model


Ernst Wetzlar Summar 4.5/12cm Special lens for micro photography, clean lenses, with cap and original maker's box; approx. Year: c.1936

E. Ernst Wetzlar Summar 4.5/12cm Special lens for micro photography, clean lenses, with cap and original maker's box; approx. Year: c.1936 PLEASE ALSO CHECK SUMMAR 135mm f/6

Credit: Image courtesy of Mr. Peter Coeln from LEICA Shop®, Austria who also operates a popular Westlicht Auction House. Image Copyright © 2008. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.



Leica/Leitz Velostigmat / Wollensak Velostigmat 127mm f/4.5 telephoto lens

A quick spec. sheet:

Marketed: 1944~1951
Focal Length: 12.7cm (127mm); Maximum Aperure: f/4.5
Mount: LEICA SM
Min. Focusing Distance: approx. 1.3m (5ft)
Minimum / Maximum Aperture: f/4.5~f/22
Filter Attachament Size: no info
Weight: approx. no info

Sold initially as Velostigmat; later marked with Wollensak Velostigmat; mount similar to Hektor, except for lens head with aperture ring/distance scales in chrome and rest uses black enamel. Recommended finder type: Imarect Universal Finder where some has 127mm settings engraved. Ref: Leica Collector Guide by Dennis Laney (Hove Books)

Leica/Leitz Velostigmat / Wollensak Velostigmat 127mm f/4.5 telephoto lens

A quick spec. sheet:

Base view with tripod socket for Leica/Leitz Velostigmat / Wollensak Velostigmat 127mm f/4.5 telephoto lens

A quick spec. sheet:

front view of Leica/Leitz Velostigmat / Wollensak Velostigmat 127mm f/4.5 telephoto lens

A quick spec. sheet:

Anastigmat 4.5/127mm; E. Leitz New York, "Made in USA" approx. Year: c.1940

Anastigmat 4.5/127mm; E. Leitz New York,

Anastigmat 127mm f/4.5; E. Leitz New York,

Rear mount section, Anastigmat 4.5/127mm

 Leica/Leitz Velostigmat  Comparing dimension of 90mm f/4.5 and 127mm f/4.5

Comparing dimension of 90mm f/4.5 and 127mm f/4.5 Leica/Leitz Velostigmat / Wollensak Velostigmat

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