Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/24

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Subject: Re: [Leica] chrome body, black lens, and 35 summicron
From: Tord-Rikard Söderström <>
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 20:23:37 +0100

The true color, or should i say no color is black, the only choice i would
if i could afford to replace me current chrome lenses, a chrome camera will
always put out more then a black, legends like Cartier-Bresson, Eugene
Smith used black Leicas, and especially not black body whit chrome lenses ,
i can except the other way around, black lens on chrome body because the
chrome body are to 50% black

i have a Canadian 35/2 Summicron (2460970 i think that its made 1970 or
1972), i would gladly her some opinions on this lens, people seems to
complain on the colors of older lenses but i think that the colors are very
good especially whit Kodachrome 64 (very interesting discussion about
3D-effects), do any one know if there are any difference between Wetzlar
and Canadian models some people (Canadians) say that they dosen´t differ
anything in quality but i ain't sure. :)