Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/22

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Subject: Re: [Leica] DR Summicron
From: Dan Cardish <>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 09:37:17 -0400

My DR is s/n 2279xxx and was supposedly made in 1968.  My understanding is
that 1968 was the last year of production, but your serial number is
considerably larger than mine.  Strange.

Related question:  will the DR with eyes fit on the new M6 TTL, since the
body is now 2 mm higher?

Dan C.

At 06:00 AM 22-09-98 -0700, you wrote:
>I just picked up a DR Summicron without eyes (second version).  Can I
>use any DR eyes with the lens or do I have to find a set specifically
>designed for the second version?  Not a high priority, but you never
>know what will come your way.
>Also, my Leica Pocket Book (6th ed.) appears a bit confused re this
>lens.  It lists the serial number 2437XXX as 1970 vintage, but then
>notes that production of the DR Summicron ceased in 1968.  Any idea
>which info is wrong?
>I am looking forward to using this lens on my M3.  It certainly lets
>you know it is there....
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