Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/06/06

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Subject: Re: [Leica] noctilux ...canada or germany ??
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Sat, 06 Jun 1998 07:13:21 -0500

At 01:27 PM 6/6/98 +0100, you wrote:

>Are you sure folks ??
>Did somebody ever saw a German Noctilux f/1  ?

Yes. Walter Mandler designed the lens in Canada. He also had a hand in the
180 Apo Telyt 3.4, and many other superb Canadian designs.

The factory in Canada has not been owned by Leica for some time, and
production of most M stuff moved to Germany. 

But what does it matter?
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Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

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