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Leica Vario-Elmar-R 28-70mm  f/3.5-4.5 MF Lens ROM Boxed Pristine Optics

Serial Number:  3788591

Made in:  Japan

Production Year:  1997

MPN:  11364



This is a ROM mount lens, which fully works on R 3 to R7 and R8/R9 with Automatic Exposure Control.

This lens can be used with the new LEICA M Type 240/M10 or any other Leica Digital Cameras  with a Leica adapter with fully compatible support.

But, we make no guarantees about usability of this lens on any system other than Leica R Series Cameras. Please do your own research if you plan to use this lens on non-Leica system with an adapter before you commit to buy. An improper adapter may cause extensive damage to the lens.

WARNING: If you plan to use this lens on your DSLR camera, your extra caution is required. Hold the lens barrel, not FOCUSING RING while you try to attach it to an adapter or to your camera mount, otherwise, the FOCUSING 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 ring is clearly described as being in working condition when the lens is listed.


Leica Front Lens Cap:   14233

Leica Rear Lens Cap: 14162

Leica Screw-In Lens Hood

Leica Black Soft Lens Case

Leica Maker Box 11364 with a matching serial number

Leica Instructions

                                      OVERALL CONDITION

OPTICS:  Pristine  

Please DO NOT use a flashlight because scratches/marks on the flashlight glass reflect through the lens elements you are inspecting, resulting in inaccurate inspection.

Front Lens Glass - No signs of scratch, cleaning mark, or coating loss are noted.

Rear Lens Glass - No signs of scratch, cleaning mark, or coating loss are noted.

Internal Elements:  No signs of Fungus/Hazing/Separation/Fogging/Smudge are detected on the perimeter of the lens.

Microscopic Dust: A+    

Microscopic Fiber/Particles: A+  

Microscopic Stray Hairline Cleaning Marks:  A+  

Microscopic Scratch:  A+   

Microscopic Specks:  A+   



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:  N/A

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.  


Thank you for your interest and best wish for your search!!!!


Business Owner/Founder:  George Ohara

Business Name:  Encore Camera Gear L.L.C.

Business Address:  902 Centerbrook Drive, Brandon, FL 33511, U.S.A.

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Leica Vario-Elmar-R 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 MF Lens ROM Boxed #3788591

SKU: R28-70-3788591
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