Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/07/29

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Subject: 100mm Apo Macro Question
From: Richard Clompus <>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 1997 08:53:42 -0400

Dear Fellow LUGnuts,

I noticed that the diaphram blades seem to be mounted backwards on this
lens.  Usually the edges of the blades point toward the camera - with only
the round hole visible from the front of the lens.  On the 100mm Apo macro,
the blades are reversed with the edges of the blades visible from the front
of the lens.  Photos seem tack sharp.  I'm just not used to seeing the
blades mounted in reverse.  

Do I have a real collector's item?  Maybe Leica will want to buy it back
for twice as much as I paid for it? Or maybe the lens was made on a Monday
or Friday in Solms and someone at Leica wanted to play a cruel joke.  

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Richard Clompus, OD
West Chester, Pensylvania, USA