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

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Subject: RE: [Leica] 50mm lens
From: Paul Chefurka <>
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2000 13:59:25 -0700

Mine has a serial number of 336etc, and it's the series previous to the
current one - detachable hood and focussing tab.  I'd bet your lens is of
this series as well.  I, like many others, prefer the mechanical design of
this lens to the current one.  They're optically identical.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Donald McConnell []
> Sent: Sunday, August 06, 2000 4:31 PM
> To:
> Subject: [Leica] 50mm lens
> Dear LUG members:
> I have found a Summicron - M 50mm lens for sale in near mint to mint
> condition.  However the serial # 3501960 seems a little old 
> to me.  Can
> anyone tell me if this lens is in the series just before the 
> present day
> 50mm with the built-in hood and the approximate date of 
> manufacture. Any
> information you may share with me will be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks!!
> Don McConnell