Newly added into our collection is this “one of a kind” Leica / Hughes Leitz 17mm 2.0 fisheye lens which almost weighs 12kg !!!! The name ‟Hughes Leitz‟ was adopted at the end of 1990 when Hughes Aircraft (USA) purchased Ernst Leitz Canada (ELCAN), and changed the name to Hughes Leitz Optical Technologies. In late 1997, Hughes Aircraft Co. sold Hughes Leitz Optical Technologies to Raytheon Co. (USA) and changed its name to ELCAN Optical Technologies. Therefore, this Hughes Leitz lens was most likely produced between Nov 1990 and Dec 1997.
Besides the name “Hughes” , the lens is also HUGE as you can see when you compare the Leica Noctilux which is placed besides it !!
Another ultra rare item only available at Leica Store Lisse !!