Leica 24mm f1.4 Summilux-M ASPH 6-Bit For Sale
AS NEW condition – Comes complete with hood, case and caps.
This lens is in ‘as new’ condition, mechanically perfect and is optically stunning. I shot a number of images from the series Russians and Royals with it (on film) and it was subsequently sent to Leica for calibration to Leica digital M bodies. It is very crisp wide open, but perhaps more importantly, has the nicest character of any Leica M lens I ever owned. Sean Reid wrote about a phenomenon quite unique to the 24mm Summilux, when he reviewed it alongside the 21mm version. He noted that the contrast becomes a bit more like a classic non-asph lens at middle apertures and I can attest to this. It produces images with phenomenal mid tone richness and micro contrast, without the highlights and lowlights being pushed to extremes. This makes it extremely forgiving in harsh light.
I no longer own a Leica digital body, so this lens is up for sale and a number of other items will be following.
£3,275 including UK delivery. This lens is £5,375 new in the UK and my one looks the same, works the same and saves you £2,100.
UK sale preferred, but sale to other destinations very possible if courier arranged by the buyer. I say this because I know from experience that postage and insurance for high value items like this is prohibitive in the UK and it makes it very difficult to provide accurate estimates. Non-UK postage is at the buyer’s expense.