Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] In re whuppin' up on the Summarit.
From: Ken Iisaka <>
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 14:33:33 +0900

Dan Post wrote:
> Do you know what the red "C" might mean, that's engraved after the NIKKOR-S,
> which is in white?

It indicates that it is (single) coated.

> I had wondered if it had been based on the Zeiss Sonnar design as the
> dimensions of the glass and barrel are much like the Jupiter-3. The
> Jupiter-3 was a nice lens, but not on a par with the Leitz glass so I sold
> it to be able to look around some more!

Yes, it is of the classic Sonnar configuration.