Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/11/12

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Which used 75/1.4 to get
From: John Collier <>
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2000 07:42:33 -0700

All the 75mm lenses are optically identical but manufacturing and coating
technologies have changed quite a great deal since the lens was introduced
in 1980. The first mount had a separate hood but in 1982 it was redesigned
to have a built in sliding hood. A couple of years ago, production was
shifted from Canada to Germany and the mount was redesigned again. The
present lens is a little lighter but as far as I know, still optically the
same. A very long way of saying that any version would be a goods choice,
with the caveat that eventually spare hoods (same as the E60 Noctilux hood)
might be difficult to find for the first version.

John Collier

> From: "Dan Honemann" <>
> If one wanted to buy a 75 summilux-M used, are there any particular
> versions/serial nos. that are favored?  Or, conversely, any that should be
> avoided?
> Thanks,
> Dan