THIS IS A NICE THREAD ON THE 50/2.5 Hektor which is getting difficult to find and acquire.
Originally Posted by raid
What is the current market price of a clean Hektor, and is it even possible to find a clean one after all these years? I can never get enough 50mm lenses with character.
I searched for some length of time to find a nice clean Hektor and especially a "NICKEL HEKTOR" scaled in FEET.
I found that most Hektors available were in poor condition and most were scaled in METRES.
Never one to give up easily I recently managed to find my "dream" lens a Nickel "11 o'clock- Bell- push" rangefinder- coupled Hektor scaled in FEET in wonderful original condition and from it's serial no. it was made in 1932.
The "11 o'clock Bell-push infinity lock rangefinder-coupled version" was made for the then new Leica II in 1932.
It is now permanently attached to my early "Lavatory Seat" Black and Nickel 1932 Leica II.
Originally Posted by DennisPT
A bit off topic, would you mind sharing which hood you use on the hektor 5cm? Thanks
I have a Black & Nickel Leitz "Fikus" hood but also I tried this alternative, which was suggested, made an ideal hood for the 50mm f2 Summar.It should therefore also fit the Hektor without vignetting.
Get a Leitz SOOGZ adapter ring which converts an A36 filter fitting lens to a E39 filter fit.Then mounted a Leitz E39 UVa filter to the adapter ring and then screw in a Leitz 12549 hood, made for the 50mm f2.8 Elmar, then you can use an A42 lens cap ( Leitz 14268) to protect the set-up when not in use.
If you don't use a filter (like Erik) just screw the Leitz 12549 hood into the SOOGZ adapter and mount it on your Hektor.