Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/11/13

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Subject: Re: R8 and 3 cam R lenses
From: (David Young)
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 16:53:30 PST

Jim Brick <> wrote:
> Leica R lenses for Leicaflex cameras with external meter are single-cam
> lenses (one axial cam.)
> Leica R lenses for TTL meter Leicaflex cameras are two-cam lenses (two
> axial cams.)
> Leica R lenses for Leica-R cameras (R3 - R8) are three-cam lenses (two
> axial & one rotational cam.)
> Jim

You are right, Jim, except for a few lenses made (I think) for R3's only. These 
lenses had the rotational cam, but not the two original axial cams.  I believe 
these were limited to a few 50mm Sumicron's and Sumiluxes.  All other lenses 
for R3 and up have all 3 cams.