Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/09

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Chrome Tele-Elmarit 90/2,8 (fat), and SOOZI
From: Lucien <>
Date: Sat, 09 May 1998 10:34:28 +0200

Gary Todoroff wrote:

>The presence of the red mark is the first question from a 
>well-informed collector, since apparently Leica themselves 
>adapted many thread-mount SOOZI's to be a bayonet mount lens, 
>adding their own red dot. Mine has no bayonet index mark at all.


>Did Leica ever sell the first 90mm Summicron as a bayonet 
>lens without adding the index mark? 
>Since mine has the 147 serial number batch, it appears to be
>among the first few ever made.

It's possible, I read somewhere that a few Summarex 85/1,5
were sold with a bayonet adapter glued on them without
red index.