Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/15

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Re-computer 50mm Summilux-M
From: "goldframe" <>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 19:09:40 -0700

Ok - APO was dumb - but ASPH in a 50mm - seriously I'd think that would be

- -----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Frank
Sent:	Monday, January 15, 2001 4:54 PM
Subject:	RE: [Leica] Re-computer 50mm Summilux-M

Pascal.. it is marketing not engineering... ASPH/APO = new lens sales!  $$$

Leica needs bucks, their computer programs are obviously set for design
useing the most advanced glass materials and designs, the factory knows how
to crank out ASPH elements...And they sell a lot of new lenses that make
them cash..... so why not?  Imagine the sales appeal.....they want to lead
the pack.... Be the first on your block to own a

New! Leica 50mm F1:2.0 APO-ASPH Summicron-M in Black Chromium Mount!
Extra New! Leica 50mm F1:1.4 APO-ASPH Summilux-M in Black Chromium Mount!

I can hear the mouths water.......Wait.. I just had a brainstorm....

New! Leica 50mm F 1:2.0 APO-ASPH Hermes-M in Glove soft red normandy

Frank Filippone