Leica Summilux 50mm F1.4 1959 Vintage, Cricks Camera. In 1946 a not so young couple, Thelma and Bill Crick, opened a tiny retail camera shop in Brookside within Kansas City. Their first sale was a 37 cent roll of film. They were generous and hardworking with three goals; to sell exactly what. You needed to take good photos, to teach you how to get good results, and to provide a decent livelihood for employees.That has remained our goal at Crick Camera Shop for 70 years. Bill Crick died suddenly in 1961 and Thelma took over the business. For the next three decades, a Crick was at the.
Helm, as the next generation - Stuart, Dana, and Gayle - each made their career at Crick Camera Shop. Bill Cricks personal Leica equipment has been stored and gently used by family from time to time.
Family friend I will be offering Bill's personal equipment piece by piece over the next fewweeks. All listed item can be searched as Cricks Camera. Up for sale is a German Made Leica 50mm Summilux 50mm f/1.4 chrome M mount lens.
The LEICA SUMMILUX 50mm f/1.4 was LEICA's standard ultra high-speed normal lens from 1959 until it was replaced by the ASPH model in 2004. Even though the newest ASPH version throws a lot of technology at the optics package and mechanicals it's not much better than the original lens. This traditional non-aspherical (spherical) lens was LEICA's first, and thus the world's, best for over forty years. Even today, its performance continues to exceed the newest 50mm f/1.4 lenses from Nikon and Canon.
In addition to costing ten times as much as a Nikon or Canon, this lens also gets its performance advantage from the layout of the rangefinder M cameras, which gives lens designers the freedom to place the rear elements much closer to the image plane than with SLR lenses. The item "Leica Summilux M 50mm F1.4 Vintage 1959, Cricks Camera" is in sale since Monday, February 25, 2019. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Lenses & Filters\Lenses".The seller is "dianesverybest" and is located in Overland Park, Kansas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.