50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M III

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  • Leica Order No. 11855-silver - 11856-silver - 11868-black anodized - 11869-titan - 11623-black - 11621-silver-S-mount / LLC - 127
  • Production era - 1992-2005, 18,132+ lenses
  • Variants - Black, chrome, titanium and scalloped focusing knurl (SFK) versions
  • Lens mount - Leica M-bayonet (Screw-mount in limited edition - see Forum discussion [1] [2] [3] below)
  • Number of lenses /groups - 7 /5
  • F stop range - f/1.4-f/16 with half click-stops
  • Closest focusing distance - 0.7 m /2.30 ft
  • Smallest object field - 277 x 416 mm
  • Diaphragm setting /type - 12-blade
  • Angle of view diagonal - 45 degrees
  • Filter type - E46
  • Hood - Built-in telescoping hood
  • Accessories -
  • Materials - Black anodized aluminum (known as black chrome); black, silver or titanium lacquered brass
  • Dimensions (length x diameter) - 54.5 x 47.7 mm / 2.15 x 1.88 in
  • Weight - 275 g /9.70 oz in black; 380 g /13.4 oz in silver & titanium
  • Inscription - LEICA SUMMILUX 1:1.4/50 E46 388XXXX
  • Designer - Peter Karbe (with telescoping hood by Rolf Crema)
  • Tech Data - Erwin Puts (2002) Leica M-Lenses.pdf - pgs. 43 - 51

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Leica 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M III Serial Numbers

Serial numbers compiled from known lenses and Puts Pocket Pod.pdf
~ stolen lens, please report if found on sale
SN Start SN End Product Year Total
3588960 3590459 Summilux-M f= 5 cm 1:1.4 (black-11114+silver-11855) 1992 1500
3653421 3653695 Summilux-M f= 5 cm 1:1.4 1994 275
3655716 3655821 Summilux-M f= 5 cm 1:1.4 1994 106
3660831 3661830 Summilux-M f= 5 cm 1:1.4 (titan+black) 1994 1000
3675531 3676530 Summilux-M f= 5 cm 1:1.4 (titan+black) 1994 1000 ~ 3676430 (black)
3689931 3690930 Summilux-M f= 5 cm 1:1.4 (titan) 1995 1000
3693931 3694930 Summilux-M f= 5 cm 1:1.4 (titan+silver+black) 1995 1000
3726303 3726553 Summilux-M f= 5 cm 1:1.4 1995 251
3760000 3760999 Summilux-M f= 5 cm 1:1.4 (black) 1996 1000
3772930 3773929 Summilux-M f= 5 cm 1:1.4 (black) 1997 1000
3868267 3868616 Summilux-M f= 5 cm 1:1.4 (silver-S-mount) 1999 350
3870167 3871166 Summilux-M f= 5 cm 1:1.4 (black) 1999 1000
3877167 3877466 Summilux-M f= 5 cm 1:1.4 (silver-S-mount) 1999 300
3881947 3882246 Summilux-M f= 5 cm 1:1.4 (silver-S-mount) 1999 300
3902076 3903075 Summilux-M f= 5 cm 1:1.4 (black) 2000 1000
3929514 3930513 Summilux-M f= 5 cm 1:1.4 2001 1000
3964511 3965510 Summilux-M f= 5 cm 1:1.4 (black+silver) 2003 1000 ~ 3965097 (silver)
3977089 3977588 Summilux-M f= 5 cm 1:1.4 2004 500
3979589 3980088 Summilux-M f= 5 cm 1:1.4 2004 500
3982051 3982550 Summilux-M Titan 5 cm 1:1.4 (titanium) 2004 500
3982551 3983050 Summilux-M Schw 5 cm 1:1.4 (black) 2004 500
3985034 3985533 Summilux-M f= 5 cm 1:1.4 2004 500
3988719 3989218 Summilux-M f= 5 cm 1:1.4 2005 500
3990069 3991118 Summilux-M f= 5 cm 1:1.4 (silver) 2005 1050
3991869 3992870 Summilux-M f= 5 cm 1:1.4 2005 1000
-4010031 4011798- Summilux-M f= 5 cm 1:1.4 (11 623-black) 2006 1768+
TOTAL ASSIGNED SERIAL NUMBERS 1992-2005 18,132