Leica Super-Elmar-R 15m f/3.5 MF ROM Lens Boxed "Pristine Optics"

Serial #3217943 - Made in Germany

Production Year: 1982


PRODUCT FEATURE: This lens will work with all Leica M Range film cameras, film or digital like M10/M240, most mirrorless/SLRs cameras, and cinema/motion camera systems with a proper adapter. (i.e. Sony, Fuji, Canon, Nikon, Alexa, BMD, Red etc.) But, we make no guarantees about usability of this lens on any system other than Leica M Series Cameras. Please do your own research if you plan to use this lens on non-Leica system. An improper or cheap adapter may cause extensive damage to the lens. A return is not accepted if you find the lens does not work because of improper or cheap adapter you apply. WARNING: If you plan to use this lens on your Non Leica DSLR camera, your extra caution is required. Hold the lens barrel, not FOCUSING and APERTURE rings while you try to attach it to an adapter or to your camera mount. Otherwise, the FOCUSING or APERTURE ring might be snapped off, resulting in damage, which will cost you about $350.00 to have it repaired. Please note that the buyer is responsible for the damage repair if this happens. The Focusing and aperture rings are is clearly described as being in working condition when the lens is listed.


Leica Front Lens Cap 14204

Leica Rear Lens Cap 14162

Built-In-Filters: BI/Y/OR/UVa



Please DO NOT use a flashlight to exam/inspect optic conditions because scratches/marks on the flashlight glass reflect through the lens elements, resulting in inaccurate inspection.

Front/Rear Surface Glasses:

Front: No signs of scratch, cleaning marks or coating loss are noted.

Rear: No signs of scratch, cleaning marks, or coating loss are noted.Internal Elements: No signs of fungus/hazing/separation/fogging/smudges/sleaning marks are noted.

Microscopic Dust: A+

Microscopic Fiber/Particles: A+

Microscopic Stray Hairlines: A+

Microscopic Black Specks: A+

Microscopic Scratches: A+

COSMETIC:  Near Mint


Focusing Movement: Smooth with proper consistence. No backlash or play. Aperture Ring Movement: Diaphragm stops correctly and snappy.

Diaphragm Blades: Clean and free of oil.

Built-In Lens Hood Extends/Retracts: Smooth

PRICE is determined based on the conditions described above accordingly.This is a pre-owned and/or vintage item, so if you are looking for an item free from any flaw, optically, cosmetically and mechanically, please consider that this item may not be for you. Also we cannot provide the history of use, storage, handling or repair for this item.



Leica Super-Elmar-R 15mm f/3.5 MF ROM Lens Boxed #3217943

SKU: R15-3217943
  • OVERALL OPTICS: Pristine/Near Pristine/Superb/Excellent+/Excellent/Good


    INTERNAL ELEMENTS:  Microscopic Dust/Fibers/Particles/Hairlines/Scratches/Black Specks:

    *Some brand new lenses may occasionally have a slight amount of micro dust visible inside  the lens elements. This is a result of the manufacturing process and will not affect image quality or resolution. As a result, previously owned lenses like this one will generally  exhibit the same consistence. Also sometimes, some micro dust can be attracted to the glass surface, and it can be blown away.

    A+ (Faint detectable amount, if any:)

      ( Minimal Amount:  Will not affect any image quality.)

    AB ( Some Amount:  Will not affect any image quality.)     

      (Moderate Amount:  Will not affect any image quality.)     

    C   ( Normal Amount:  Will not affect any image quality.)          

    Difference between Scratch and Cleaning Marks on Glasses

    *Scratch on the Glass of a lens: You can feel when you gently run a fingernail across it. A scratch mark if it is deep enough may affect image quality.

    *Hairline/cleaning marks on the Glass of a lens: It is only on the coating and cannot be felt. They will not refract light and won’t affect any image quality.

    COSMETICS:  Grading is based on level of signs of use and wear for brassing, blemishes, scuffs, paint chips, scratches, dents, ding, etc. on each item.

    New /Others ( 99-100% No issues)

    • 99% ( Pre-owned good as displaying virtually no imperfections.).
    • Mint  (98% Pre-owned good as displaying extremely minimal and insignificant signs of use and wear. )

    Excellent++ (97% Pre-owned good as displaying very little and insignificant signs of use and wear.)

    Excellent+ ( 95-96% Pre-owned good as displaying a little and insignificant signs of use and wear.)

    Excellent ( 90-94% Pre-owned good as displaying minor and insignificant signs of use and wear.)

    Good ( 85-89% Pre-owned good as displaying normal signs of use and wear.)

    Fair ( 80-85% Pre-owned good as displaying moderate signs of use and wear.)

    Well Used ( 79% below Pre-owned good as displaying well used signs of use and wear. )

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