Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/04/30

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Need Lens ID Help
From: "jan schuller" <>
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 09:32:36 +0200


what you have there IS a Kobalux. The 21mm is sold under different names: 
Pasoptik, Avenar, Avenon, Kobalux.
Recently, I acquired one for my M3. I do not use it often, but it seems to 
be ok. The viewfinder gives a nice image, but the fit to the accessory shoe 
is a bid loose.

Regards, Jan

>From: Mark Kronquist <>
>To: <>
>Subject: [Leica] Need Lens ID Help
>Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 17:02:41 -0900
>I just acquired a LSM 21mm f2.8 lens chrome with hood. Lens is Japanese SN
>95084. From the look and construction, I am sure the lens is a very early
>Kobalu (sharp-good performer wide open and stopped down)
>My question...the Lens and the M to SM Adapter do not mention Kobalux
>Lens is a Avenon Super Wide
>SM to M Adapter is engraved Avenon III and has the SN 9yes a SN on an
>adapter) 30423
>What is this beast...thanks  Mark
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