Leitz Summarit 1,5/5cm “Cutaway”, 1949

Leitz Summarit 1,5/5cm “Cutaway”, 1949
Leitz Summarit 1,5/5cm “Cutaway”, 1949

Very rare, original factory-made Leitz Summarit M39 5cm ƒ/1. 5 “Cutaway”, circa 1949.

The Summarit 1:1,5/50 optical formula was designed by Horace William Lee for Taylor, Taylor & Hobson ("TTH") who later licensed, then sold the patent to Schneider, which in turn licensed it to Leica and even manufactured the actual lens on Leica's behalf.