Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/01/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 180 2.8 R-lens - any experiences?
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 1998 22:19:29 -0800

At 09:39 AM 1/22/98 -0800, you wrote:
>When you say "new design," do you have a serial number that marks
>the change to the new design?  

The old 180 is called a heavyweight, the new design is called a
lightweight. The old uses series 8 filters, the new design uses E67
filters. You will have absolutely no trouble telling the difference. I do
not know the s/n change.