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

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Subject: [Leica] Rigid Summar
From: DouglasMSharp at (Douglas M. Sharp)
Date: Tue Sep 28 15:02:21 2004
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Thanks Feli,
you beat me to it, Laney says 2274 of them built in 1933 only.

feli schrieb:

> 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 
> collapsible
> mount.
> Leica made a lot of Summars, but production ended in 1940 with the 
> introduction
> 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.
> Feli
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