Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/06

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Summicrons, M and others
From: John Collier <>
Date: Sun, 06 Aug 2000 20:04:02 -0600

Most new M lenses have -M after their nominal maximum aperture name. Most
older M lenses do not. The latest 50/2 apparently does while the previous
version of the 50/2, same optics and different mount, does not. Big deal. It
means absolutely nothing; or, perhaps even less than that. Best to check
with B.D. :-)

John Collier

> From: "Bill Lawlor" <>
>> someone else wrote:
>> .  Technically, the lens is evidently not a Summicron-M but a
>> Summicron, and you might suggest to the seller that it should fetch a lower
>> price, if it has been advertised as the M model.
> ...........................
> Which brings up a question I have. What is the difference between a
> Summicron and a Summicron M? I have a 35/2 Summicron in M mount s/n 2324***.
> Erwim P's site has a page describing characteristics of M lenses and that
> number is called a Summicron - M on his page, but, not on my lens. Wie
> gehtz?