Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/12/22

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 21mm Super Angulon
From: Tom Kline <>
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 10:38:48 -0900

>                 My suggestions are to definitely get a MBG on that "mint" =
>and then shoot a test-roll with it.  I was lucky to have done this.  My "mi=
>late-model black SA had evidently been tampered with because it was unevenl=
>unsharp...glad I was able to return it. SNIP

Your experience as well as mine, though different, suggests caution when=
 buying a SA.
The one I got (and promptly returned!) (This was a black 3.4 SA) had=
 significant internal lens haze (I thought this was more of a problem for=
 older Leica lenses). Additionally most of the lens element edge blackening=
 was gone-  looking into the lens was  like looking at silver doughnuts=
 (from the edge reflections)! Have other Luggers had problems with the SA?=
 Maybe this was just an abused lens??
Happy Holidaze!