Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/07/16

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Subject: Re: [Leica] I bought a used 90 summicron...
From: "Tom Wyse" <>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 15:22:02 -0500

    Unless you bought it as a collector, I would examine it well, then shoot
a test roll, if everything is right. I'd forget it.

>Hi All,
>I recently bought a used 90mm summicron (leica M) serial 3210716.
>It's in great mint-ish condition other than one thing-- the
>little screw that holds on the front ring with the lens inscription
>and focal length around the front element looks as if it was scratched
>and painted-over (or even perhaps colored with a ball-point pen).
>Perhaps I'm paranoid but I'm wondering if this is a telltale sign
>that the lens has been tampered-with or even that the serial number
>ring was switched.
>Any wisdom would be appreciated.
>Phil Brandenberger