ELCAN f/2 50mm

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  • Name - ELCAN (276)
  • Leica Order No. - Type (276) sold w/ KE-7A (see M4)
  • Type - This lens came w/ the Leica KE-7A which was supplied to US Military by contract. Only 460 sets were produced for this purpose while another 55 were sold to the public. The lens has only air spaced elements and is thus suitable for extreme use. It has non-cemented glass, less problem in a high temperature range and nearby explosions.
  • Variants - A collapsible version was developed in Germany, but never marketed (see Forum discussion #2 below)
  • Lens mount - M-bayonet w/ removable lens-head
  • Number of lenses /groups - 4 /4
  • F stop range - f /2 - f /16
  • Diaphragm setting /type - 10-blade
  • Closest focusing distance - 30 in /76.2 cm
  • Smallest object field -
  • Angle of view diagonal -
  • Accessories -
  • Materials - Anodized aluminum, lanthanum infrared-absorbing glass and high refractive optical glass as used for heat control in Leitz projectors.
  • Dimensions (length x diameter) -
  • Weight -
  • Inscription - ELCAN f/2 50 MM 276-0XXX
  • Designers - Garry Edwards, Walter Mandler and Erich Wagner - 08/1969

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ELCAN f/2 50mm Serial Numbers

Serial numbers compiled from known ELCAN 50/2 lenses.
SN Start SN End Product Year Total
276-0001 276-0509- ELCAN f/2 50mm (276-black) 1972 550
-1954751 unknown- ELCAN f/2 50mm (M3-black) 1974 unknown
TOTAL ASSIGNED SERIAL NUMBERS 1972-1974 550