Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1995/11/02

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To: Eric Welch <>
Subject: Re: 35mm Summicron lens
From: Charles Albertson <>
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 1995 18:51:46 -0800 (PST)
Cc: Leica List <>

On Thu, 2 Nov 1995, Eric Welch wrote:

> ** Reply to note from 11/01/95 08:40am PST  
> > I'm talkin about Leica M lenses, not R.
> Oh, my apologies. Okay, here's the facts. :-)
> The 35 Summilux M (standard and chrome) is the oldest formula in the M  
> line. It dates back to the late 50s or early 60s. Can't remember  
> exactly when. Anyway, the new Asperic (not the collector's edition  
> which has some structural problems in a few early copies) is a stunner.  
> It's costs about $2,600 U.S. But how much is the regular one? About  
> $1,900? I say the extra $700 is worth it to have the best 35mm lens on  
> earth. Like I said about the 35 Summilux R, which is only slightly  
> behind the asperic in performance, it is a killer. Worth every penny.
> Regards,
> Eric Welch
> Grants Pass, OR
Besides, I believe Leica discontinued the Summilux-M in favor of the new 
aspheric model, so when current stocks of the Summilux are gone... 

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