Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1995/10/31

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Subject: Re: 35mm Summicron lens
From: Cheng-Lee Nee <>
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 1995 11:15:06 -0800

Thanks for the reply. I am looking for a lens to use, not to collect. 
However, I am confused about various information I got. Some said 
lenses made in Germany is better, some said only old Summicron-M were 
made in Germany, some said there is no Leitz Canada anymore, and yet, 
I am seeing "Made in Canada" engraved on the lenses on Leica's own 
brochure (printed in 92, I think) ...

I wanted to make sure that I know what I am getting before spending 
near 1k to buy even an used Leica lens. I would appreciate any help
to clarify this. Thanks.


> ** Reply to note from Cheng-Lee Nee <> 10/30/95  2:01pm -0800
> > I have only seen the current version of the 35mm f/2 lenses  
> > that were made in Canada. Are there any *current* version of this  
> > lens made in German? 
> The only think the German name adds to a lens is colletable status. Are you a  
> collector or a user? Canadian lenses (as well as Japaneses lenses) for Leica  
> have to pass through the German quality control, just like the German lenses  
> and bodies.
> Regards,
> Eric Welch
> Grants Pass, OR