Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/08/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 35mm Summicron question for the list
From: "Mxsmanic" <>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 20:40:36 +0200
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How much is the seller asking for it?

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From: "Rothman, Aric" <>
To: <>; <>
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2001 15:36
Subject: [Leica] 35mm Summicron question for the list

> I am currently evaluating for purchase a 35mm Summicron, 4th. gen.  On the
> front of the lens, there is a machined ring which bears the filter threads
> and the tick mark for the aperture setting.  This ring, which I believe
> should be stationary, will rotate about 1.5 mm if twisted.  I discovered
> this while mounting a filter on to the lens.
> Also, the aperture opening, for a lack of a better term, "wobbles" in the
> range f/5.6 to f/16.  What I mean by this is that the opening changes shape
> while traveling between f-stops, never deviating much from circle-like
> shape, but noticeably asymmetrical about the axis.
> On the upside, there appears to be no oil on the blades.  The glass appears
> to be perfect, with the acceptation of a few specks of dust on the internal
> elements.
> Sound like a lemon?  What would a CLA cost?
> Aric

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