Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/19

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Japanese SM/M Lens
From: Randolph Carlisle <>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 22:12:01 -0800

Martin V. Howard wrote:
> Lee Yan Zhan wrote:
> >
> > Konica has made a M-mount Hexer 2.  This will be offered with M-mount
> > Hexanon 28/2.8, 35/2 and 60/1.2.
> >
> 60/1.2!  Interesting...

Ritz Camera offered the M3 with the 60mm f/1.2 Hexanon for $449.50 in
1956.  They advertised it as "one of the world's finest cameras with the
world's finest lens." The price included a case, finder, lens hood and
three filters.  If Konica has brought back the very same lens, which
seems likely, it has 8 elements in 6 groups.