LHSA 2019 spring sweepstake now open

LHSA 50th Anniversary APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 in Silver Chrome pictured on an M10, and in Black Paint finish pictured on a Black Paint M2
LHSA announced their spring sweepstake: from now until June 1st you can purchase a chance to win two prizes: Leica 50th Anniversary Commemorative LHSA APO Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH lens and “From the Idea to the Leica” book. The drawing for the winner will take place on June 5th, 2019. Tickets are $25 for 10 tickets or 50 tickets for $100. To purchase tickets, click here (it is possible to enter without making a donation).

Additional info:

Grand Prize: Leica 50th Anniversary Commemorative LHSA APO Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH lens (lens already sold out everywhere)

LHSA – International Leica Society celebrated its 50th anniversary with a new LHSA Special Edition lens. With the help of LHSA member, Bill Rosauer, we worked with Leica camera to bring a totally unique lens to Leica users.

The new LHSA Special Edition lens, of which only 500 were made, recalls the elegant design of the original 50mm Rigid Summicron lens introduced with the original Leica M, and the M3. Combining the design cues of the original classic M lens with the top performance of the state-of-the-art APO Summicron-M 50 f/2 ASPH, it offers the Leica enthusiast the best of both worlds. With this LHSA special edition lens, you have the look and feel of the classic Leica Summicron, plus cutting-edge performance. Indeed, Leica engineers have set new standards in imaging with this optical masterpiece.

The winner will have a choice of the Silver Chrome and Black Paint on a solid brass construction. There will also be an inlaid LHSA designation. The separate lens hood is also machined of solid brass as is the special lens cap. The special edition serial numbers are shown on the aperture ring, while the LHSA logo is inscribed (without inlay) on the bayonet ring, just above the ‘Made in Germany’ lettering.

Second Prize: From the Idea to the Leica book (available on Amazon)

In 2015, the LHSA Board approved a project to translate, publish and sell the English edition of Ulf Richter’s excellent book: Oskar Barnack – From the Idea to the Leica. The book is now available to LHSA members as part of LHSA’s 50th Anniversary celebration.

Ulf Richter spent years assembling the material to allow him to write this outstanding book on the life of Oskar Barnack and the development of The Camera that Revolutionized Photography. The book contains many photographs of the early Leica cameras, pictures associated with Barnack’s life, illustrations from Barnack’s workbooks, and detail drawings of the camera mechanisms. The Appendix contains copies of selected patents and an extended selection of references. An interesting fact is that the Lecia M10 is essentially the same size as the Leica I (A).

This book will make a fine addition to the library of any Leica owner, historian or any photography enthusiast.

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