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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Solm's Lack of Quality
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Sat, 09 May 1998 20:01:17 -0500

At 05:46 PM 5/9/98 -0500, you wrote:

> Note that there were two posts in the last two days about problems with the
>80 mm Summilux.  How can any company permit such an expensive lens to leave
>the factory with a potential problem?

And you assume that means most come out defective, or even several? It
could be coincidence that out of 400 or whatever LUGNUTS two had a problem?
In the past week or two means nothing. One brought up the other. How about
all the people who like the lens and had no problem? They aren't going to

I'm not saying there couldn't be a problem, but to make such a wildly
generalist accusation on the basis of two, it just isn't realistic.


Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

He who laughs last thinks slowest!