Not yet a Leica Summilux-C cine lens owner? Now you can get a cherished Summilux-C 100 mm T1.4 lens at a drastically reduced price. Well…er…half a Summilux-C lens. Place your bid at Westlicht Photographica Auctions for this cutaway model. Looking for a new look more outrageous than irreversibly sandblasting precious coatings off the fronts of your pristine lenses (may void warranty)? If you can stuff this factory cutaway into your PL mount and cover void with Blackwrap and black camera tape…well, let me know how it looks.
Look for Catalog number 217 under Leica Special Editions. Bids begin at € 1500 and you can place your bid online. Here’s the full description:
217. Summilux-C 1.4/100mm Cut-Away
Factory cut-away on Leica stand. The Leica Summilux-C lenses are a revolutionary new line of PL mount primes designed to deliver ultra-high optical performance for film and digital capture. These new T1.4 close focus primes use a unique multi-aspheric design and high-precision cine lens mechanics to provide unparalleled flat field illumination across the entire 35mm frame and suppression of colour fringing in the farthest corners of the frame with no detectable breathing.
If you want to set your sights higher, the NASA Hasselblad 500 EL DATA CAMERA HEDC used by astronaut Jim Irwin for 3 days on the moon is also being auctioned. Do I hear € 200,000?
There’s much more: a wooden Ernemann, Arriflex S, lots of Leicas–you can download the full PDF catalog from Westlicht.