Leitz Hektor 4.5/13.5cm

Focal length: 135mm
Mount: Leitz M
Aperture: F 4.5 - F 32
Min focus distance: 1.5m
Length (from flange): 127/142mm
[+ 12mm for the adapter]
Diameter: 50mm
Weight: 450gr.

Some pictures:

A7 and the lens.

Extended to closest focus.

The lens has a beautiful multi-blade iris.

Sample pictures: You may click on the sample image (except closest focus) for full resolution. The full resolution image opens in a new window, so you can keep it open for comparison. Focus is on the satellite dish in the center of the photo. Photos taken on a glaring bright summer day.

F 4.5.

F 8.

F 16.

F 32.

Closest focus is 140cm (!) from outermost edge of the lens, F 8. Focus on the setting wheel of the camera.

This old lens was sold with M39 or Leitz M mount. Wide open it's just fine, a hint of shade and just a bit of softness towards the edges. Stopped down it's even better, a sharp lens. The lens has no close focussing capablities. Seen the other 135mm lenses, this one is small in diameter, but long and very heavy. According to the number this is a late one from 1956. The Hektor has been built from 1933 to 1960. It's one of the cheapest Leica lenses, seen its capabilities it's a bargain.