Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/10/20

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Subject: Re: [Leica] The old they should thread again...
From: "David Kieltyka" <>
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2001 19:36:28 -0400
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John Collier <> wrote:

> Leica just finished a limited run of LTM lenses that did not sell
> that well. They are discounting the last of them right now and
> they are still dribbling out the door. Apparently if you are willing
> to take some low hundreds of any current M lens, they will
> produce it in LTM. Any takers?

I almost bought an LTM 35 Summicron but couldn't quite pull the trigger. I
guess for me LTM is the place to experiment...old Leitz cameras & lenses,
Zeiss war-time rarities, post-war Soviet copies, early Nikon & Canon
designs, the new Cosina Voigtländer products, etc. (Now some of these
experimentation lenses have displaced former "keepers" in my bag of
essential gear, but that's a whole nuther story.) A 35 'cron seems like the
odd man out in such company. If you're serious enough about Leica glass to
consider buying a current Summicron you probably also own an M camera (or
are about to buy one)...and so would logically get the M version of the

- -Dave-

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