Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/10/21

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Subject: [Leica] Re:new Leica LTM Lenses
From: Howard Cummer <>
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2001 16:19:07 +0800

Hi Colin,
I have the LTM 35 Summicron Asph and the 50 Summicron which I use on my 
Bessa R as well as on my Leicas and Hexar RF with adapters. I think they 
were originally produced for Lemon Camera in Tokyo in runs of 500 each but 
there was some over run (about 300 pieces more of each) which was sold 
worldwide. These numbers are from memory. Other LUGGERS may have the exact 
production numbers available. Enjoy using them, the LTM makes them more 
versatile. If you get the exact production numbers from Leica please post them.
>Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2001 18:45:44 -0400
>From: "Colin" <>
>Subject: RE: [Leica] The old they blah blah new LTM stuffz
>I asked about these lenses earlier in the week. I just got a new 50
>'cron LTM, and wanted to know about how many were made. I love thinking
>of how much it would twist the nipples of the collector set, knowing I
>was making a serious user out of it. All the information I've acquired
>indicates that production was "very low." I met Leica rep James Wagner
>during Leica Day at Ken Hansen's on Thursday. We talked a little about
>them and he said they were in fact "very" low production. He asked for
>my email address and said he'd try to find out anything he could about
>real numbers.
>Anyway, I went out and shot several rolls of Scala today through my new
>LTM 'cron. For once not people, but the "urban decay" thing. Some
>pretty creepy stuff. I shall post back once I have them scanned.

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