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

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Elmar question
From: Ken Wilcox <>
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 19:25:18 -0400
References: <> <l03130300b706849cc9c6@[]>

Get out your loupe and take a look at the black ring surrounding the front
lens. This is the proper location for a serial number. If it isn't there,
then the lens is quite old as only the very early ones had no #.

Ken Wilcox

At 6:16 -0400 4/21/1, a fine scholar, Michael E. Bérubé wrote:

>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
>Anyone have an idea of approximately how old it is?
>Thanks in advance.
>Michael E. Berube

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