35mm f/1.4 Summilux I

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  • Leica Order No. - 11869, 11870 (w/ specs), 11871 (w/ specs), 11872 . LLC - 156
  • Production era - 1961-1966, 1,155 in black, 1,216 in chrome < 6,400 lenses
  • Variants - Black and chrome versions, both also for M3 with googles (specs) 11870
  • Lens mount - Leica M-bayonet
  • Compatibility - Cannot be used on M9 cameras without modification by Leica service facility.
  • Number of lenses /groups - 7 /5
  • F stop range - f/1.4-f/16
  • Closest focusing distance - 1 m /3.28 ft - 0.65 m (M3)
  • Smallest object field - 630 x 950 mm - 390 x 590 mm (M3)
  • Diaphragm setting /type - Click stop 10-blade
  • Angle of view diagonal - 64 degrees
  • Filter type - E41 - A46.5
  • Accessories - Hood: OLLUX 12522
  • Materials - Chrome plated brass (early); black lacquered alloy (late)
  • Dimensions length x diameter - 38 x 53 mm / 1.50 x 2.07 in
  • Weight - 245 g /8.64 oz M3 - 195 g / 6.88 oz
  • Inscription - LEITZ CANADA 1XXXXXX SUMMILUX-M 1:1.4/35
  • Designers - Walter Mandler and Erich Wagner - 30 Aug 1958

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35mm f/1.4 Summilux I Serial Numbers

Serial numbers compiled from known lenses and Puts Pocket Pod.pdf
^ Lens nos. 1730209, 1765448, 1765626, 1765829, 1766098, 1777005, 1777457 and
1778749 are 35mm f/1.4 Summilux (Westlicht+Schouten+Rahn)
SN Start SN End Product Year Total
1730001^ 1731100 Summilux f= 5^ cm 1:1.4 (M3+M-chrome) 1960 1100
1765001^ 1766200 Summilux f= 5^ cm 1:1.4 (M3+M-chrome+black) 1960 1200
1777001 1780000 Summilux f= 5^ cm 1:1.4 (M3+M-chrome+black) 1960 3000
2060501 2061500 35mm f/1.4 Summilux (M3+M-chrome+S-black) 1964 1000
2166501 2167700 35mm f/1.4 Summilux (M3-black+chrom) 1966 1200
TOTAL ASSIGNED SERIAL NUMBERS 1960-1966 7,500

Lens superseded by 35mm f/1.4 Summilux II