Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/28

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Subject: Re: [Leica] The red C; was: In re whuppin' up on the Summarit.
From: "Raimo Korhonen" <>
Date: Sun, 29 Nov 1998 00:21:28 +0100

The red C means just "coated" - in the early years coating was a strong
selling point. The C was dropped in 1957-1958.
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nyt myös Kameralehden juttuja suomeksi
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> Subject: Re: [Leica] In re whuppin' up on the Summarit. 
> Date: 27. marraskuuta 1998 14:46
> >Do you know what the red "C" might mean, that's engraved after the
> >which is in white?
> I believe it means it has the newer multi-layer coating (NIC) although
> I'd have thought an LTM lens was too early for that treatment.
> Paul Chefurka