Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/09

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Subject: Re: Vs: Vs: Vs: [Leica] 50mm lens: now "-M"
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2000 20:41:24 EDT

In a message dated 8/9/00 4:18:09 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< Now when you have learned that a) all M lenses have the hyphen, too - what 
b)  When the next generation arrives, do they remove the M from earlier 
lenses?  >>

a) Not all M lenses have the hyphen, as you and every other member of this 
group is aware.  b) No, as you also know. c) At the time the suffix was 
attached by the manufacturer to a given lens, it appears to have been the 
latest optical design available.  I said it, I believe it, and no one has 
effectively contradicted it.
The original question has long since been answered.  The lens in question was 
a Summicron-M.  I'm moving on.  So should you.

Joe Sobel