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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Noctilux Made in Canada in 2001?
From: Marc James Small <>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 20:30:03 -0400
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At 03:38 PM 9/20/01 -0700, Mark Rabiner wrote:
>I've heard the whole story on how the Canadians "Dr. Mandler" saved Leica
>the M4 and the Noctilux 

The Midland plant was set up by Günther Leitz.  The head of optical design
there was Walther Mandler.  Mandler was a German import, Mark, though he
remained at Midland through his working life.

Mandler had nothing to do with the M4 nor, I believe, the Noctilux.  He was
responsible for the 2.5/12.5cm Hektor, the 1.4/35 and 1.4/50 Summiluxes,
and the first version of the 2/90 Summicron, however.

Marc  FAX:  +540/343-7315
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