Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/03/15

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Subject: Re: [Leica] elmar v. elmarit
From: John Collier <>
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 10:21:26 -0700

John Collier

On Friday, March 14, 2003, at 03:31 PM, Frank Farmer wrote:

> Ok, this may have been asked in the past.  All the same - why are most 
> lenses with a wide open aperturee of f 2.8 deemed "elmarit" but the 
> collapsible 50 with a wide open aperture of f 2.8 is deemed the 
> "elmar"?  I thought "elmar" was reserved for lenses with wide open 
> f-stops smaller than f 2.8, ie f 4 as in the tri-elmar.  Did I miss 
> something in the discussion posted not too long ago regarding which 
> lenses carried certain designations?

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