Leica Leitz 35mm Elmar Lens (Ekruz) from 1930. This is a super rare non-standardised version for the first interchangeable lens Leica (the 1c). Serial number is probably internal (usual on these early lenses) but it is clearly engraved 280 on the depth of field ring.This means the lens was originally part of a set with the serial number on the camera body of 37280, 47280, 49280, 51280 or 54280. These are the only 1c non-standard body numbers that end in 280 (See Hanhe's listings). As you would expect there is no'o' on depth of field scale confirming that it has never been modified. Finish is obviously n ickel, engraving is mm not later cm, with 11'o' clock focus stop, no focus lock, flat release, non-coupled, non-standardised. In really beautiful near mint condition. Very slight brassing on paint on lens rim where there has been contact with the front lens cap, but infinitely better than most that you see.. Really this lens is probably one of the nicest examples you will ever find.
Glass looks bright and clear. The engraved 280 is very clear. Caps are in really great condition for being nearly 90 years old.
I apologise for the quality of the photos. There is currently very thick snow and poor light where I live so I have had to use artificial light and there are some reflections in the photos and a few specs of dust. Currently, because of Brexit, I can only post to the UK. So much for fair trade! You are welcome to view the lens or collect it from my home outside Aberdeen don't worry I'll stay 6 feet away!
Please read my feedback to know that you can trust my descriptions. The item "Leica Leitz lens 35mm Elmar Ekruz 1930 Nickel Non-Standard N0.280 Near Mint" is in sale since Wednesday, February 3, 2021.
This item is in the category "Cameras & Photography\Vintage Photography\Vintage Parts & Accessories". The seller is "rattey" and is located in Aboyne, Grampian. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.