Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/08/26

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Subject: RE: [Leica] summilux 35 asph
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 12:26:50 -0400

Absolutely. I wasn't suggesting that they intentionally created a
"Collectible," only that the limited run first version had become a

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[]On Behalf Of Dan Post
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 1998 12:06 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] summilux 35 asph


It seems reasonable that the Elves of S=F6lms discovered what to do with =
aspherical surface that had previously taken two. They seem to have
discovered it early enough to make the first version very limited in
production. I don't think they would make a lens design 'collectible' on
purpose, since a 'collectible' body like the "I'm Stuck" or one of the
wedding issues is merely a regular camera with a new set of clothes ( Lik=
the emperor?). My belief is that they found a better way to make the lens=
effective, or moreso, optically, and with less weight, lower production
costs, and possibly better quality control. Of course, those out there le=
with the 'obsolete' older version must be crying all the way to the bank!