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At 05:45 PM 1/9/96 +0100, Edi Weitz wrote: >Hello! > >I consider buying a 35mm Summicron for my Leica M4-P. I would love to have >one that has the little lever at the bottom that is used to focus the lens. >My questions are: > >1. Do all 35mm Summicrons have this lever? (My 50mm Summicron hasn't >although I've seen many new 50mm lenses that have one.) > >2. If there are 35mm Summicrons without this lever - what are the >differences in price (and perhaps performance)? (I want to _use_ it - >therefore I don't need a "mint" one.) > >Thank you in advance for your help. > >Bye, Edi. > > Edi--- I think all recent 35mm Summicrons have a focusing tab, though the designs tend to differ depending on when they were made. The one on my 1980-circa lens has sort of a saw-tooth pattern on the end of it, while more recent lenses have one with a sort of crescent cut into the end. Chuck Albertson Seattle, Wash.