Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/01/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica 35mm Aspherical lenses vs. "older"M series 35mm
From: Meino de Graaf <>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 09:58:49 +0100

>>In its literature (see
>>Leica claims that the M 35/2 Asph. is significantly better than the
>>older non-asph. f2 that it has replaced. Also, it says the M 35/1.4 ASPH
>>is better than the new M 35/2 ASPH at wider apertures. 
>>Additionally, the product release perhaps indirectly disparages (IMHO)
>>the older lens, generally considered a classic, as "having been produced
>>in Canada for many years"(!). 

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