135mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M I

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  • Leica Order No. - 11827 . LLC - 184
  • Production era - 1963-1964 < 2,400 lenses
  • Lens mount - Leica M-bayonet - Visoflex II & III
  • 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/2.8-f/32
  • Closest focusing distance - 1.55 m /5 ft
  • Smallest object field - 220 x 330 mm
  • Diaphragm setting /type -
  • Angle of view diagonal - 18 degrees
  • Filter type - Series VII - A63.7
  • Accessories - 14129 lower portion as shown with M-bayonet & eyes
  • Materials - Black anodized aluminum
  • Dimensions length x diameter - 120 x 66 mm / 4.72 x 2.60 in
  • Weight - 730 g /1.61 lb
  • Inscription - ELMARIT-M 1:2.8/135 LEITZ CANADA 1XXXXXX
  • Designer - Walter Mandler
  • Tech Data - Erwin Puts (2002) Leica M-Lenses.pdf - pgs. 72 - 75

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  • On the street - $US 235 in 2010
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135mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M I Serial Numbers

Serial numbers compiled from known lenses and Puts Pocket Pod.pdf
SN Start SN End Product Year Total
1957001 1958000 135mm f/2.8 Elmarit 1962 1000
2011001 2011700 135mm f/2.8 Elmarit 1963 700
2038001 2038700 135mm f/2.8 Elmarit 1964 700
TOTAL ASSIGNED SERIAL NUMBERS 1962-1964 2,400

Lens superseded by 135mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M II