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Noctilux 1.0/50 1913 - 1983


Ivar B
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Also produced were a limited number of "Leica 1913-1983" MR-4 light meters, 28/2.8 Elmarits, 35/1.4 Summilux, 35/2 Summicrons, 50/1.4 Summilux, 50/2 Summicrons, 75/1.4 Summilux, 90/2.8 Tele-Elmarits, and Leica Winder M4-2 engraved to match this camera.  While some of the specially engraved lenses were sold separately, some produced for various combo sets with the camera and a special camera bag marked "Leica 1913-1983."    One 1913-1983 combo set consisted of the camera, winder, 35/2 Summicron, 90/2.8 Tele-Elmarit, and specially marked camera bag.

 

https://www.cameraquest.com/lmp70.htm

 

No Noctilux

 

Does the engraving match this apparently genuine lens?

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EXC-Leica-Summicron-M-35mm-f2-pre-ASPH-1-2-35-1913-1983-70-Years-anniversary-/252665862941?hash=item3ad40f1b1d%3Ag%3AH8wAAOSwux5YQrOd

 

No mention of a special edition here, other lenses issued for that anniversary are listed as such.

http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-wiki.en/index.php/50mm_f/1_Noctilux-M

 

Not discounting that 5 may have been a special order by a dealer.

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Interesting, but it does sound a bit strange. I have a few of the 1913-1983 lenses and was lucky to find a Summilux 1.4/35mm with the engraving and in its original box a few years ago in Milan. B\ut I never heard or read about a Noctilux with this engraving. Ivar, where did you get the information that only 5 or even less exist? If so, that doesn't make much sense in my opinion, since the special series was made and engraved to sell.

Lex

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I am referring to Paul-Henry van Hasbroeck in "Leica. A History Illustrating Every Model and Accessory" on page 329 of the Italian version:

"... The following objectives with the engraving "Leica 1913-1983 " were available:

Elmarit 28 - Summicron 35 -Summicron 50 - Summilux 50 - Tele-Elmarit 90.
The commemorative models were offered with a branded bag in 3 different configurations:
Kit 1 = M4-P + 50 + Summicron leicameter MR + winder M4-2.
Kit 2 = M4-P + Summilux 50 + 28 Elmarit  + leicameter MR + winder M4-2.
kit 3 = M4-P + Summicron 35 + Tele-Elmarit 90 + winder M4-2.
Only for the Italian market were produced nr. 150 Summilux 35 and nr. 150 Summilux 75.
Leica gave the dealer of Berlin 5 pieces of NOCTILUX belonging to the batch "3151xxxx" but are not sequential numbers."

 

I am attaching picture of my NOCTILUX that, as you can see, has sr. nr "29xxxxx". This suggests that there are at least 6 of the 70th anniversary lenses.

 

I wish you an happy new year

Mark

nocti_70th.psd

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Likely, dear Luigi, because I refer to the Italian edition published by Garzanti in 1990 (commissioned by Romolo Rappaini and translated by Maurizio Capobussi).

The original edition of 1983 certainly did not have the eighth chapter: "Further development of the M and R models, 1983-90".

Hi Mark

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Frankly, I did not remeber if I had or not. So, I rushed once again to my archives and dicovered that I had only two "normal" Noctilux 1.0 : serials 2750456 and 2854267. Here is a photo of the first one.

 

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