Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/08/29

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Subject: [Leica] FS: 135mm Hektor, for LTM or M
From: Dennis Painter <>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 22:31:28 -0700
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If ever there was a bargain Leica lens this is it.

Often underrated in its performance the 135mm f/4.5 Hektor is really

Glass is pristine with no cleaning marks. The vulcanite is pristine.
marks on the body are the only thing that keeps this out of excellent+

Rated at a conservative excellent-, but then you won't be buying this
one for a
collector case but to shoot and see what the 135 focal length can do for

A really nice lens, $100 US, including delivery in the US. Delivery
outside the
US at cost.

This is a later version with 39mm filter thread. It Has the 3/8 tripod
but comes with a removable bushing to fit it to 1/4 tripod threads.

Will include a Leica front lens cap. No rear cap.

Generic "brand" LTM to 135 bayonet adapter with a 'ratty' but
serviceable cap
for $25 extra.

If you have a Visoflex this lens performs quite well in the close up
Stopping down to f/32 gives greater DOF than many of the available 135

If you have never used the 135 on your M this is a good way to try one
That's what I did and have since purchased the Tele-Elmarit so this lens
is now
excess to my needs.

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