Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/04/28

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Subject: Re: 35mm Summilux / collapsible lenses
From: The AIXMighty! <>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 11:06:55 -0400 (EDT)

heard so much talks about the collapsible lenses, what are they?  they're
not normal?  not rigid?  what are the differences between them?

Orphy! :-)

On Fri, 25 Apr 1997, hendrik.korthaus wrote:

> Hi, all of you!
> Reading LUG every day two questions coming more and more to my mind. 
> Maybe one of you can help me.
> 1.) I have the  M35mm Summilux, which I like very much and my dealer ask 
> me for a chance to the aspherical. I looked at it and could believe how 
> big it is. And it covers up the finder too much, for my opion. Have 
> anyone of you compared the optical quality of this two lenses? Is there a 
> big different? Or should I spare the money for a 21mm or 135mm? (I use 
> the Cron 90mm, too)
> 2.) I read so much about this collapsible lenses. I've seen some 50mm a 
> while ago, but was not intressted that time. So, which one and which 
> version is the recommandablest one? Are there other intresting 
> collapsiable M-lenses? I heard about 35mm or 90mm?
> I'll hope that there is someone who can help me getting back my sleep at 
> night! ;-)
> Hendrik
> +:-) The "padre" from Germany at LUG (-:+