135mm f/4 Tele-Elmar

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  • Leica Order No. - 11851 (Tele-Elmar), 11852 (lens head only), 11861 (Tele-Elmar-M) . LLC - 183
  • Production era - 1965-1998 < 28,300 lenses
  • Variants - Red scale (RS), yellow scale, scalloped (SFK) or unscalloped (UFK) focusing knurl, 1992-1998 telescoping hood version Tele-Elmar-M < 2,700 lenses
  • Lens mount - Leica M-bayonet
  • Type - As camera lens + optical cell unscrews for use with focusing adapter 16464 on Visoflex
  • Number of lenses /groups - 5 /3
  • F stop range - f/4-f/22
  • Closest focusing distance - 1.5 m /4.92 ft
  • Smallest object field - 220 x 330 mm; 1:9
  • Diaphragm setting /type -
  • Angle of view diagonal - 18 degrees
  • Filter type - E39, E46
  • Accessories - Hood: 12585 - The first 2 have removable heads used with Visoflex II & III with OTZFO + extension tube OTRPO or Bellows II
  • Materials - Black anodized aluminum
  • Dimensions length x diameter - 112 x 59 mm / 4.41 x 2.32 in; 107 x 56 mm (tapered version 11 851) / 4.21 x 2.20 in
  • Weight - 510 g / 1.12 lb (tapered version 11 851); 550 g /1.21 lb
  • Inscriptions - TELE-ELMAR 1:4/135 LEITZ WETZLAR 2XXXXXX
    TELE-ELMAR-M 1:4/135 LEITZ WETZLAR 3XXXXXX
  • Designer - Walter Mandler
  • Tech Data - Erwin Puts (2002) Leica M-Lenses.pdf - pgs. 72 - 74

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135mm f/4 Tele-Elmar Serial Numbers

Serial numbers compiled from known lenses and Puts Pocket Pod.pdf
SN Start SN End Product Year Total
2046001 2047000 135mm f/4 Tele-Elmar (SFK+RS-11851) 1964 1000
2082801 2084800 135mm f/4 Tele-Elmar (SFK+RS) 1965 2000
2105801 2106800 135mm f/4 Tele-Elmar 1965 1000
2143451 2145450 135mm f/4 Tele-Elmar 1965 2000
2188901 2190900 135mm f/4 Tele-Elmar (SFK) 1966 2000
2206101 2208100 135mm f/4 Tele-Elmar (SFK) 1966 2000
2212501 2213000 135mm f/4 Tele-Elmar (SFK) 1966 500
2231801 2233800 135mm f/4 Tele-Elmar (SFK) 1967 2000
2382701 2384700 135mm f/4 Tele-Elmar (SFK) 1969 2000
2420201 2422200 135mm f/4 Tele-Elmar (UFK) 1970 2000
2458501 2459500 135mm f/4 Tele-Elmar 1970 1000
2481101 2482200 135mm f/4 Tele-Elmar (UFK) 1971 1100
2549551 2550550 135mm f/4 Tele-Elmar (UFK) 1972 1000
2652601 2654600 135mm f/4 Tele-Elmar (UFK) 1973 2000
2755351 2756350 135mm f/4 Tele-Elmar (UFK) 1975 1000
2906801 2907800 135mm f/4 Tele-Elmar (UFK) 1978 1000
3414891 3415890 135mm f/4 Tele-Elmar 1986 1000
3469571 3470570 135mm f/4 Tele-Elmar 1988 1000
3595960 3596459 135mm f/4 Tele-Elmar-M (UFK) 1992 500
3621633 3621832 135mm f/4 Tele-Elmar-M 1993 200
3634901 3635400 135mm f/4 Tele-Elmar-M 1993 500
3658331 3658830 135mm f/4 Tele-Elmar-M (UFK) 1994 500
3722803 3723802 135mm f/4 Tele-Elmar-M 1995 1000
TOTAL ASSIGNED SERIAL NUMBERS 1964-1995 28,300

Lens superseded by 135mm f/3.4 ASPH Apo-Telyt-M