28mm-35mm-50mm f/4 ASPH Tri-Elmar-M

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  • Leica Order No. - 11890-1st - 11625-2nd - 11894-silver (also known as "MATE" as in Medium Angle Tri-Elmar . LLC - 132
  • Production era - 1998-2007
  • Variants - E55 1st version; Body change 2nd version E49-A53, "Improved Mount Redesign" E49-A53 2nd version after Serial No. 3920101 - Black and Chrome versions (black lens shown on left is the E49-A53 version)
  • Lens mount - Leica M-bayonet
  • Number of lenses/groups - 8 /6
  • Focusing range - 1 m / 3.3 ft < ∞
  • Aperture range - f/4 - f/22
  • Diaphragm setting /type - 8-blade
  • Smallest object field - 28 mm focal length: 750 x 1130 mm, 35 mm focal length: 620 x 930 mm, 50 mm focal length: 430 x 650 mm
  • Reproduction ratio - 28: 1:31 - 35: 1:26 - 50: 1:18
  • Angle of view (diagonal/horizontal/vertical) - 28 mm: 75° / 65° / 46° - 35 mm: 63° / 54° / 38° - 50 mm: 47° / 40° / 27°
  • Position of entrance pupil -
  • Scales - Combined meter/feet graduation
  • Filter mount - E55 (1st) - E49-A53 (2nd-3rd)
  • Accessories - Hood: 1st 12458 2nd version 12450 - Polarizing filter 13407 w/ adapter 14286 - UVa filter 13329
  • Materials - Anodized aluminum and optical glass
  • Length to bayonet flange - 67.8 mm / 2.7 in
  • Largest diameter - 55 mm / 2.2 in
  • Weight - 340 g / 12 oz
  • Inscription - LEICA TRI-ELMAR-M 1:4/28-35-50 ASPH. (E55 or E49) (Serial No.)
  • Leica Tech Data
28mm-35mm-50mm f/4 ASPH Tri-Elmar-M.pdf - courtesy Summilux.net
Erwin Puts (2002) Leica M-Lenses.pdf - pgs. 54 - 58

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28mm-35mm-50mm f/4 ASPH Tri-Elmar-M Serial Numbers

Serial numbers compiled from known lenses and Puts Pocket Pod.pdf
(batch 3896051-3897500 is missing on Puts list)
^ Lenses 3896636 & 3896507 are Tri-Elmar 28 - 35 - 50
~ stolen lens, please report if found on sale
SN Start SN End Product Year Total
3753126 3754125 ASPH Tri-Elmar-M (11 890-black) 1996 1000
3771930 3772929 ASPH Tri-Elmar-M (11 890-black) 1997 1000
3799910 3800909 ASPH Tri-Elmar-M (11 890+894-black+silver) 1997 1000
3812125 3813124 ASPH Tri-Elmar-M (silver) 1997 1000
3857850 3858849 ASPH Tri-Elmar-M (silver+black) 1999 1000
3860377 3861376 ASPH Tri-Elmar-M 1999 1000
3891001 3891074 ASPH Tri-Elmar-M 2000 74
3891150 3891150 ASPH Tri-Elmar-M 2000 1
3891851 3892350 ASPH Tri-Elmar-M (black) 2000 500
^ 3896051 ^ 3897500 ^ ASPH Tri-Elmar-M (black) 2000 ^ [1450]
3920101 3921100 ASPH Tri-Elmar-M Redesign 2001 1000
3948134 3949133 ASPH Tri-Elmar-M Redesign (black) 2002 1000 ~3948204
unknown unknown ASPH Tri-Elmar-M Redesign 2005-2007 unknown
TOTAL ASSIGNED SERIAL NUMBERS 1996-2005 8,575