Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/09/05

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Subject: Re: A Gentle Request Answered!
From: Marc James Small <>
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 1997 16:49:02 -0400

>At 07:53 AM 05-09-97 -0400, I wrote:
>>Something close has been on the market for years, the 2/85 Jupiter-9
>>manufactured by one of several Russian plants.  It's a clone of the old
>>Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar.  Mine doesn't perform quite as well as my 2/90
>>Summicron, but, then, the Russian lens is available for $100 or so ...

To which, at 09:07 AM 9/5/97 -0400, Dan C queried:

>Where can one buy these Russian lenses new?

Shucks, the first person to contact would be Mark Chaney, at

Marc  FAX:  +540/343-7315
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