Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/07/06

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Screwholes
From: Jem Kime <>
Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2000 20:18:16 +0100

Having just bought my first ever NEW (!) Leica lens, well actually it was 
sold s/h but as new in box and all, I was aghast to discover how many screw 
holes (thankfully filled with screws) there are in it.
It's a Tri-Elmar which I found for a little under half price (I'm not sure 
the source was 'kosher') so 'ordinary' modern lenses might not be as bad, 
but it seems to posess 12 screw holes around the barrel and rear entrance 
(if you'll pardon the expression). It kind of takes away from the mystique 
of having a sealed unit with no obvious entry point to it all. I think the 
older lenses looked a lot smarter in comparison. I've yet to dev. the first 
roll from it so hopefully I'll be able to forgive the designers after I've 
seen the results!


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From: []
I think I am buying the Hexanon 90 this week.  It's about
half the minimum price of an Elmarit-90/2.8 and from a materials and 
standpoint exactly the same (actually, the finish was a little better than
the Elmarit - at least Konica assemblers know how to avoid nicking the 
around the screw holes with their screwdrivers - unless they're robots).

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Dante Stella
gaifana at aol dot com