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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica 13.5cm f4.5 Hector?
From: John Collier <jbcollier@powersurfr.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 16:37:43 -0600

Unscrew the optical unit and check that the serial number scratched in the
mount matches the serial number of the optical unit.

Good lens, bit soft wide open and absolutely stellar stopped down. It is a
better lens for the bellows than any other 135 M lens (I have not tried the
135/3.4 APO).

I bought mine cheap but then had to have it collimated even though the
serial numbers matched. Oh well.

John Collier

> From: "Edward Mortimer" <munkfishy2k@hotmail.com>
> 
> I have recently been offered this lens fairly cheap. I know its pretty old,
> quite big(for a 135mm), and not exactly fast. But has anyone used this lens?
> What are the results like? It seems so cheap for a Leica lens (75) that i
> thought i should buy it. If the optics are okay it might come in useful. And
> the 135mm is one lens I do not yet have.
> Any feedback most welcome.
> 

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