thirty ninth Leitz Photographica Public sale will embody uncommon Leica MP, prototype prime & far more: Digital Pictures Evaluation


The thirty ninth Leitz Photographica Public sale is developing, happening on November 20 on the Resort Bristol in Vienna, Austria. Forward of the public sale, Leica has highlighted numerous uncommon Leitz/Leica digicam gear folks will be capable of bid on subsequent month.

Among the many assortment due for public sale is a uncommon Leica MP Black Paint No. 55 digicam. It has an A- situation grade and was in-built 1957. The serial quantity is MP-55. Leica writes, ‘With a complete variety of solely 412 models produced, the MP is among the many rarest Leica fashions of all time. The black-paint model was produced solely 141 instances and purchased primarily by skilled photographers. Most of the well-known Magnum photographers used MP cameras. At the moment it’s among the many most sought-after Leicas of all.’ Of the person unit out there on the thirty ninth Leitz Public sale, Leica says, ‘The digicam supplied right here is in lovely situation, with solely minimal indicators of use. It comes with an identical Leicavit MP in black paint end – it’s for positive among the finest examples of this particular digicam we now have seen.’ The beginning value might be €150,000 (simply over $174,000) and the public sale estimates a hammer value of €300,000-350,000 ($348,000-406,000).

Leica MP Black Paint No. 55. Picture courtesy of Leitz Photographica Public sale.

One other costly merchandise up for public sale is a prototype M Summarit 5cm F1.4 lens. The serial quantity ‘A’ suggests it’s seemingly the primary Leica 50mm F1.4 lens with a Leica M bayonet. Included with the lens are an unique 1958 blueprint and a written report from Leica knowledgeable Ottmar Michaely. The lens is in practically excellent situation and has distinctive options, together with an uncommon focus tab and reversed knurling on the main focus ring. The lens will begin at €60,000 ($70,000), and the public sale expects a hammer value as much as €140,000 ($163,000).

Prototype Summarit 5cm F1.4 lens. Picture courtesy of Leitz Photographica Public sale.

Not each merchandise on supply is a Leica. The public sale additionally contains different uncommon photographic gear. One such instance is the Zeiss Ikon Contax rifle 543/75, which was developed 80 years in the past for the 1936 Olympic Video games in Germany. It is a uncommon setup for the Contax digicam, and it was developed for sports activities photographer Lothar Rübelt. It features a rifle inventory with a mounted digicam and cable launch system. The included Sonnar 18cm F2.8 lens is sort of uncommon, as is the Contax II housing and matching viewfinder. Every thing is listed as being in ‘good’ situation. The beginning value for this lot is €30,000 ($35,000). The ultimate value is estimated to fall between €60,000 and €70,000, which is round $70,000-81,000.

Zeiss Ikon Contax Rifle 543/75. Picture courtesy of Leitz Photographica Public sale.

If one’s pursuits embody each images and house, the Salyut 1W Area Digicam will show to be an attention-grabbing lot. The Salyut 1W was one of many first Soviet house cameras and was specifically developed for the Soyuz 4 house mission in January 1969. The mission included the primary handbook docking mission with the Soyuz-5 spacecraft. Cosmonauts had to enter house and use handrails to journey from the Soyuz 4 to the Soyuz-5. The mission commander and lone member of Soyuz 4 was Vladimir Shatalov, who handed away earlier this yr. He arrived on the spacecraft after which introduced cosmonauts Aleksei Yeliseyev and Yevgeny Krunov again to Earth. Shatalov was awarded the Order of Lenin within the Soviet Union for his mission.

Salyut 1W Area Digicam. Picture courtesy of Leitz Photographica Public sale.

The crew used a Salyut 1W digicam to doc the mission. The digicam features a particular deal with and viewfinder, plus massive controls to permit operation with spacesuit gloves. The unit for public sale is in good situation and features a modified Industar-29 80mm F2.8 lens, particular viewfinder, two movie magazines and an identical deal with. The same digicam is on everlasting show within the Yuri Gagarin Museum. The value will begin at €20,000 ($23,000), and the auctioneers anticipate a remaining value as much as €50,000 ($58,000).

If you would like to see different objects that might be up for public sale on the thirty ninth Leitz Public sale on November 20, click on right here. It’s also possible to browse a catalog that features further objects with plenty of photographs and knowledge.


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