Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/07

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Subject: RE: [Leica] 35mm Summicron, version differences
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2000 16:45:54 -0400

Once you get past Erwin's bench tests, is there really a "bad" version of
the Summicron 35?...I've owned various versions over the years - I assume,
as I've purchased them all used at widely different period of my life - and
they've all be terrific performers.

B. D.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of
> Sent: Monday, August 07, 2000 4:19 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [Leica] 35mm Summicron, version differences
> In a message dated 8/7/00 3:32:21 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> writes:
> << I have a chance to buy a 35mm 'cron, serial 2,8xx,xxx, in "almost like
>  new" condition for a little over $700. >>
> I have it, use it and can recommend it highly.  It is not
> markedly inferior
> to the Summicron-M, and it has desirable qualities all its own.  In the
> condition you describe, the price appears right.  Retail could be
> as high as
> $900.00, or more.
> Joe Sobel