For sale is a Carl Meyer Speed 50mm f1.0 lens converted to Leica M mount with rangefinder coupling.


Carl Meyer was a late 20's brand of small batch custom lenses offered through the American retailer James & Burke. 


Vade Mecum:

"This was a trade name devised by George Drucker about 1927 and used by his firm on a series of lenses offered by Burke and James. Thus there was a set sold about 1961-1966 from a maker unknown, but described as "Made in the USA", custom built and top performance."

Overall Condition: Excellent - Very minor signs of use.
Fully Functioning: Yes

Dents: None
Scratches: Some light ware to focus and aperture rings.
Brassing: Some minimal paint ware.

Scratches: A few very minor hairline cleaning marks front element, barely visible
Internal Dust: Some specs, very minimal.
Fungus : None
Haze : None
Aperture : Clean
Focus : Smooth

This item is covered by our 30 day repair warranty. Please see our about page for further details.

Our condition ratings:
Mint - New unused.
Near Mint - Like new but has been used.
Excellent - Very minor signs of use.
Very Good - Some signs of use.
Good - Obvious wear but in good working order.
Fair - Well used with heavy wear but fully functioning.
Spares or repair - Item not working.

Carl Meyer Speed 50mm f1.0