Lenses

Leica Standard “Snapshot Elmar” camera, 1937

Leica Standard “Snapshot Elmar” camera, 1937

The “snapshot” Elmar was announced under catalogue code ELROO in the June 1935 Leitz leaflet The Interchangeable Leica Lenses and described as follows: “The snapshot lens Leitz Elmar 1:4,5/3,5cm was especially designed for the Standard Leica (model E) and is not RF-coupled [...] The lens…

Carl Zeiss Hologon M 8/15mm wide-angle lens, 1976

Carl Zeiss Hologon M 8/15mm wide-angle lens, 1976

Oskar Barnack himself moved from Carl Zeiss to Leitz Wetzlar in 1911, where he began the Leica Story. 20 years later, Zeiss announced their own 35 mm camera and became a direct competitor in the photo market with the introduction of the CONTAX in 1932.

Nippon Kogaku Japan Nikkor-O 4/2.1cm 1959

Nippon Kogaku Japan Nikkor-O 4/2.1cm 1959

Nikkor-O 4/2.1cm wide-angle lens in beautiful, almost mint condition, clear glass, with original front cap and rear cap incl. matching finder, with mint hood in separate box, original instructions, mint brown leather case, in matching maker's box. Made in 1959.Nippon Kogaku Japan Nikkor-O 4/2.1cm 1959Nippon…

Russar MR-2 5,6/20mm, 1958

Russar MR-2 5.6/20mm

The world's first 20mm wide-angle lens for 35mm Leica format rangefinder film cameras, designed in Russia by Mikhail Mikhaylovich Rusinov and manufactured in the Krasnogorsk factory near Moscow, awarded the highest award - the "Grand Prix"at the World Exhibition in Brussels in 1958. Born on…