Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/08/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: buying used Leica equipment
From: (Andrew M. Moore)
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 1998 21:34:23 -0400 (EDT)

> Question from a new Leicaphile: if I want to buy the latest version of
> a lens, for instance, does the word "latest" honestly signify the most
> recent version.  Or should I be asking for the serial number and

Be careful when requesting a lens such as the Summicron-M 35/2 that
has gone from a non-aspheric to aspheric design.  The "latest" version
of the Summicron-M 35/2 is the aspheric one, but plenty people have
referred to "the latest 35/2 just before the aspheric version".  It's
just a minor point of confusion to be aware of.