50mm f/2.8 Elmar-M

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  • Leica Order No. - 11831-black - 11823-silver . LLC - 115
  • Production era - 1994-2007 < 17,461 lenses
  • Variants - Black / Chrome
  • Compatibility - M-cameras except cannot be collapsed into the M5 or CL. Mount or remove collapsible 50mm Elmar lenses, of any vintage, extended only (per Forum discussion 21 below).
  • Lens mount - Leica M quick-change bayonet
  • Number of lenses/groups - 4 /3
  • Focusing range - 0.7 m / 2.3 ft < ∞
  • Aperture - f/2.8 - f/16 - Setting /Function Preset, with click-stops, half values from f/2.8 - f/8, manual 6 blade diaphragm
  • Smallest object field/Largest reproduction ratio - 274 mm x 411 mm / 1:11.4
  • Angle of view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical) - 47°, 40°, 27°
  • Position of entrance pupil - 17.1 mm (related to the first lens surface in light direction)
  • Scales - Combined meter/feet graduation
  • Filter mount/Lens hood - Internal thread for screw-in filters size E39 / separate, clip-on type, lockable
  • Accessories - Lens hood 12550 Black / Lens hood 12549 Silver
  • Materials - Black anodized aluminum or silver lacquered brass
  • Focal length - 51.7 mm / 2 in
  • Length to bayonet flange - 21.6 < 37.6 mm / 0.8" < 1.5 in
  • Largest diameter - 52 mm / 2.1 in
  • Weight - approx. 170 g / 6 oz anodized, 245 g / 8.6 oz silver lacquer
  • Inscriptions - LEICA ELMAR-M 1:2.8/50 E39 3XXXXXX
Ernst Leitz GmbH Wetzlar Elmar 1 = 5 cm 1:2,8 Nr. 1XXXXXX
  • Leica Tech Data
50mm f/2.8 Elmar-M.pdf - courtesy Summilux.net
Erwin Puts (2002) Leica M-Lenses.pdf - pgs. 42 - 47

Comment

50mm f/2.8 Elmar-M Serial Numbers

Serial numbers compiled from known lenses and Puts Pocket Pod.pdf
SN Start SN End Product Year Total
1975-0001 1975-1975 50mm f/2.8 Elmar-M (silb) 1994 1975
3668031 3669030 50mm f/2.8 Elmar-M (silb) 1994 1000
3691931 3692930 50mm f/2.8 Elmar-M (silb) 1995 1000
3701552 3702551 50mm f/2.8 Elmar-M (silb+schw) 1995 1000
3723803 3724802 50mm f/2.8 Elmar-M (silb+schw) 1995 1000
3726554 3727553 50mm f/2.8 Elmar-M (silb) 1995 1000
3732301 3733300 50mm f/2.8 Elmar-M (silb) 1996 1000
3738701 3739700 50mm f/2.8 Elmar-M (silb) 1996 1000
3741300 3741588 50mm f/2.8 Elmar-M 1996 289
3761000 3761999 50mm f/2.8 Elmar-M (schw) 1996 1000
3781330 3782329 50mm f/2.8 Elmar-M (silb+schw) 1997 1000
3876167 3877166 50mm f/2.8 Elmar-M (schw) 1999 1000
3897576 3898575 50mm f/2.8 Elmar schw. 2000 1000
3911126 3912125 50mm f/2.8 Elmar schw. 2000 1000
3917273 3918270 50mm f/2.8 Elmar schw. (+silb) 2001 998
3919001 3919100 50mm f/2.8 Elmar silb. 2001 100
3935764 3936763 50mm f/2.8 Elmar schw. 2002 1000
3963511 3964510 50mm f/2.8 Elmar schw. (+ silb) 2003 100
3980589 3981088 50mm f/2.8 Elmar schw. (+ silb) 2004 499
3993121 3993620 50mm f/2.8 Elmar schw.u. Hc. (+ silb) 2005 500
unknown unknown 50mm f/2.8 Elmar 2006-2007 unknown
TOTAL ASSIGNED SERIAL NUMBERS 1994-2005 17,461