Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1995/11/01

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Subject: Re: Summicron 35mm
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 1995 23:35:00 PST

** Reply to note from Jorg Nolte <> 11/01/95 10:44am +0900
> With respect to quality control of former Leitz-Canada,  
> the canadian lenses had to pass the rigid german control procedures, I think.  
> Therfore I do not believe, they 
> are generally worse than the lenses manufactured in Germany 
> (this may hold also for the stuff produced in Portugal). 
> The only thing I could imagine, that early production could 
> have been a little less good, but still good enough.

Leica used to have a campaign that said: "Leica means precision, world-wide."  
The point being that their quality control was the same, regardless of whether  
it was Germany, Canada, Portugal or Japan. All the equipment had to go through  
QC in Germany before it was sold. This is a very old argument, and has been  
disproven years ago.


Eric Welch
Grants Pass, OR