LEITZ 135MM F4 ELMAR IN TELE-ELMAR BARREL PRE-SERIES RARE #4338. Ultra rare lens: a Pre-Series Leitz 135mm f4 Elmar lens in a barrel of the later Leitz Tele-Elmar lenses. In early 1960 Leitz asked for patent on a tele-lens with five lens elements in three groups. In support of this request a small series of 100 lenses was made. This batch has listed with the serial numbers 1884001 to 1884100 and is in the Leitz documentation called Elmar 4/135 in black.
The ring with the serial number is also engraved with ELMAR. Following the approval of the patent in 1965 the serial production started with the number 2046001, but the lens was called TELE-ELMAR. The pre-series lenses are hard to find and highly sought after by collectors. The copy presented of this rare pre-production lens here has serial number 1884056.No scratches, fungus or separation. The barrel shows signs of use, but not serious. No dents or impact damage.
The last 3 pictures show the Pre-Series Leitz 135mm Elmar lens, a later Leitz 135mm Tele-Elmar with red filled engraving and another 3rd model with fine knurling on the focusing ring. Please note that both Leitz 135mm Tele-Elmar lenses are NOT included in the sale. Only the rare Pre-Series Leitz 135mm Elmar lens is included.Prices are export prices and exclusive of VAT. Please note we do not lower the value on the invoices or send items as gifts. Due to lower cost we offer 4% discount for a bank transfer on the item price. We also reserve the right to use an alternative carrier.
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