Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/09/20

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Noctilux Made in Canada in 2001?
From: John Collier <>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 14:28:40 -0600

Here is there web site with the info on Leica lenses:

It sounds like they are still making Leica lenses to me. Possibly also
supplying parts and subassemblies to Leica Solms as well.

John Collier

> From: "Michael Reichmann" <>
> Here's something curious.
> I took delivery today of a new Noctilux 50mm f/1.0. The package is new and
> the enclosed manual has a printing date of 2001. But, the lens itself is
> engraved "Made in Canada".
> Now, I'm aware that the Noctilux was designed in Midland, Ontario, and were
> originally made there, but it's my understanding that all Canadian
> production ceased many years ago. That being the case, does this mean that
> the lens elements were actually made 15 or 20 years ago and were just
> recently assembled in Germany? This would have to be the case since this
> lens itself is the 4th version (current), with the built-in lens shade, that
> was introduced in 1994.
> Does anyone have any insights on this?

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