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Subject: Re: [Leica] NEWBIE Q - lens names...
From: "Phil Leeson" <>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 18:44:15 -0600
References: <>

Here's an excellent reference:
Be sure to back up and go through the home page also - lots of stuff to
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From: "Richard F. Man" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 5:57 PM
Subject: [Leica] NEWBIE Q - lens names...

> I'm sure this is mentioned in the thousands of books/websites and
> times in the archive, but can anyone please summarize to this newbie
> different lens "brands?" From what I gather -
> 1 - 'lux is the wide aperture lenses, f1/ 1.2, and 1.4
> 2 - summicron is the "best" overall lens, usually start with f2
> 3 - elmarit and summarit are the small sized, small aperture (2.8 and
> higher) lens
> What do the prefix noctui-, summi-, and elmar- mean? I guess noctui-
> related to "night" or imply wide aperture. How about the others.
> Please don't get mad if this is so trivially obvious or stupid. The
> key is only a few inches away.
> Thanks.

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