Leica's Ernst Leitz Wetzlar 135mm Telephoto Lens group
Elmar f=13.5cm 1:4.5 (135mm f/4.5); Hektor f=13.5cm 1:4.5 (135mm f/4.5);
Elmar f=13.5cm 1:4 (135mm f/4.0); Hektor 12.5cm f/2.5 (visoflex-lens) - MIR Image Library


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Leica Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Elmar f=13.5cm 1:4.5 (135mm f/4.5)

A quick spec. sheet:
Marketed: 1931~1936
Focal Length: 13.5cm (135mm)
Mount: LEICA SM
Min. Focusing Distance: approx. 1.5m (5ft)
Minimum / Maximum Aperture: f/36~f/4.5
Filter Attachament Size: A36
Weight: approx. 560g

Variations: Ear;y non-standard mount; standard mount; rangefinder coupled mount.
Early has nickle and later chrome. Lens haed rotating during focusing; late models can be verififed via infra index.
Total: 5,259 units ref: Leica Collector Guide by Dennis Laney (Hove Books)

ELMAR 4,5/135 Standardised,  uncoupled EFERN with caps, red maker's box, 1931

Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Elmar 135mm f4,5 Nickel telephoto lens  lens head section

Front section with focusing rngs and aperture Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Elmar 135mm f4,5

lens  element Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Elmar 135mm f4,5

Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Elmar 135mm f4,5  side section view

Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Elmar 135mm f4,5  base view with tripod socket

Elmar 4.5/13.5cm Black/Nickel, early, coupled EFERN with cap / case; approx. Year: 1932
Elmar 4.5/13.5cm Black/Nickel, early, coupled EFERN with cap / case; approx. Year: 1932

Elmar 4.5/135mm for IC non-standardised mount (camera nos. 48853, 49853, 51853 or 54853), approx. Year: 1930 Serial no. 853 Elmar 4.5/135mm for IC non-standardised mount (camera nos. 48853, 49853, 51853 or 54853), approx. Year: 1930 Serial no. 853 ??

Elmar 4.5/135mm for IC non-standardised mount (camera nos. 48853, 49853, 51853 or 54853), approx. Year: 1930 Serial no. 853 ??



Leica Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Hektor f=13.5cm 1:4.5 (135mm f/4.5)

A quick spec. sheet:
Marketed: 1933~1960
Focal Length: 13.5cm (135mm)
Mount: LEICA SM
Optical Design: 4 elements
Min. Focusing Distance: approx. 1.5m (5ft)
Minimum / Maximum Aperture: f/36~f/4.5
Filter Attachament Size: A36
Weight: approx. 560g

Popular units. Usable with Visoflex via adapters. Variants includes short mount version for PLOOT / Visoflex. Bayonet version uses E39. Total: 69,731 units ref: Leica Collector Guide by Dennis Laney (Hove Books)

ALSO CHeCK OTHER VARIATIONS - HEKTOR 4.5/135mm/135mm f/2.8

Leica Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Hektor f=13.5cm 1:4.5 (135mm f/4.5) telephoto lens SM front section

Leica Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Hektor f=13.5cm 1:4.5 (135mm f/4.5) telephoto lens

Leica Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Hektor f=13.5cm 1:4.5 (135mm f/4.5) telephoto lens with tripod socket

Leica Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Hektor f=13.5cm 1:4.5 (135mm f/4.5) telephoto lens side section view


Base view of lens barrel with socket (tripod) for Leica Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Hektor f=13.5cm 1:4.5 (135mm f/4.5) telephoto lens.

Leica / Leitz 13.5cm f4.5 HEKTOR Cutaway, 1954




Leica Ernst Leitz Wetzlar ELMAR f=13.5cm 1:4 (135mm f/4.0)

A quick spec. sheet:
Marketed: 1960~1965
Focal Length: 13.5cm (135mm)
Mount: LEICA Bayonet or SM
Optical Design: 4 elements
Min. Focusing Distance: approx. 1.5m (5ft)
Minimum / Maximum Aperture: f/22~f/4.5
Filter Attachament Size: E39
Weight: approx.440g

Lightest model among all SM units. Supplied in both bayonet and screw mount, has E39 filter thread. All chrome except the base section' usuable on bellow or extension tubes. Click stop for apertures. Note: lens head not compatible with Hektor. Short mount version is also avaiable for use with Visoflex II.

Total: approx 20,000 units ref: Leica Collector Guide by Dennis Laney (Hove Books)

Leica/Leitz ELMAR 135mm f/4.0 for Leica IIIg
Leica Ernst Leitz Wetzlar ELMAR  f=13.5cm 1:4  (135mm f/4.0) telephoto lens with lens keeper

Leica Ernst Leitz Wetzlar ELMAR  f=13.5cm 1:4  (135mm f/4.0) telephoto lens front lens element lens coating
Leica Ernst Leitz Wetzlar ELMAR  f=13.5cm 1:4  (135mm f/4.0) telephoto lensRear section lens tube/head


Leica Ernst Leitz Wetzlar ELMAR  f=13.5cm 1:4  (135mm f/4.0) telephoto lens

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Leica/Leitz, 12.5cm f2.5 Hektor "Midland" / Wetzlar w/hood (for Visoflex) /
Leica/Leitz Velostigmat / Wollensak Velostigmat 127mm f/4.5 telephoto lens

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