Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/04

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Subject: [Leica] Novoflex Lenses
From: Marc James Small <>
Date: Mon, 04 May 1998 22:38:27 -0400

At 09:39 PM 5/4/98 -0400, Doug Herr wrote:
>I used the Novoflex 280/400/640 lenses for a year or so in my pre-Leica
>days.  The sharpness of the lenses was adequate but the contrast and color
>saturation was only fair at best.


Were your Novoflex lenses thread-mount or bayonet-mount?  The thread-mount
lenses ARE rather elderly, being Steinheil lenses, and they went west in
'58 or so.  But the bayonet-mount lenses are more modern designs by Dr
Staeble, and I haven't a problem with THEIR quality!

The Novoflex marriage with Leica only extends, I believe, to their Leica
offerings.  The rest of the line remains Staeble offerings.

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