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Nicolas Levinton wrote: > > I recently posted a message asking for help in this trade: I am considering giving my mint 50 f/2 Summicron + 220$ to the dealer, for a used 35 f/2 Summicron used, made in Canada (sn: 3062796). He sells it individually for 833$. > I received all kind of good pieces of advice through e-mail, but nobody could tell me about quality/performance of this particular Canadian model. Some people told me that in the history of the 35 Summicron, there have been some problematic batches. > > Could somebody help me with this? > > Thanks. > Nicolas Levinton. SPAIN > firstname.lastname@example.org > All the 35 Summicrons were/are great lenses. I have one close in serial number to the one your looking at and it performs on par with the same vintage 50 Summicron. I've used a lot of Leica lenses over the years and I really believe people are splitting hairs when they start arguing about which version of a lens is better. $833 for a clean 35 sounds about right and a minty 50 is worth 500~600 so it sounds like a fair trade. My only advice would be to buy the 35 and keep the 50.