1939 Leitz Elmar 3.5/50mm Elmar lens
For Leica screw mount bodies.
This is a 3.5/50mm Elmar lens which can be used on all Leica screw mount bodies (as well as Canon, Bessa and other Leica copies). Additionally it can also be used on the later Leica M models if you have an adapter.
The serial number 512739 indicates that it was produced in Germany in 1939. The lens is in exceptionally fine condition given its age and the fact that it managed to survive WWII here in Europe. This is a great lens if you you’ve been looking for an authentic lens for your prewar or wartime Leica. The chrome finish is excellent and the glass is clean and clear. There are no scratches, just some light cleaning wisps and it’s capable of producing lovely photos on modern color and B&W films. (As with all prewar lenses we recommend keeping the sun to your back for best performance.)
All in all, a sharp, compact lens with that special Leica character that will perfectly compliment your classic Leica camera.