Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/28

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Subject: [Leica] Rigid Summar
From: feli2 at (feli)
Date: Tue Sep 28 14:37:44 2004
References: <429B89BA414C264A93A2407056F9B932031601@jughead.TheHearth.local>

On Sep 28, 2004, at 2:31 PM, Dan Colucci wrote:

> I just bought me a rigid summar...I have always wanted to play with 
> one and have been
> fascinated with the physical "look" of the lens itself...
> anyone have any in-depth info on the rigid beyond it was only produced 
> in small numbers ?

Leica made about 2000 of them. If I remember correctly it was an 
attempt to improve
optical performance by reducing the mechanical play induced by the 

Leica made a lot of Summars, but production ended in 1940 with the 
of the Summitar which is a much better performer. The Summar is very 
flare prone
and soft wide open. That said it has a unique fingerprint that can be 
very beautiful
especially in black and white.



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