Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/11/08

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Subject: Re: 35mm M lenses
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Sun, 09 Nov 1997 00:21:55 -0600

At 06:49 PM 11/8/97 +0000, you wrote:

>f1.4.=A0 Leitz was never known for passing up the chance to stick a
>premium on a fast lens, so why didn't they charge more for the Summilux?
>As you Americans so charmingly say - go figure.

Probably because the Summicron can focus closer, so it's a more expensive
mechanism, as opposed to the Summilux, that was more expensive glass. The
balanced each other out? :-)

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

He, who will not reason, is a bigot;    =20
he, who cannot, is a fool;               =20
and he, who dares not, is a slave.        =20

William Drumond, Scottish writer  (1585-1649)