Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/21

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Subject: [Leica] Elmar question
From: "Michael E. Bérubé" <>
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 18:16:04 -0400
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Today I traded a mint and boxed 25/4 C/V Skopar with Sherry K. for an 
awesome little Elmar 5cm/3.5 at the PHSNE show in Waltham, MA. I couldn't 
get used to the 'scale focus in Meters' thing on the Skopar. I still think 
in feet and found myself shooting at f/4 alot where the great DOF didn't 
help all that much. I also wanted a small Leitz 50 for the IIIc. (I can 
finally participate in the FOM2 project again!)

The Elmar has the old f/3.5, 4.5, 6.3, 9, 12.5 & 18 apertures, (flawless 
glass) and 'mtr' and 'Germany' but no SN that I can find inscribed on the base.

Anyone have an idea of approximately how old it is?

Thanks in advance.
Michael E. Berube