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

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Subject: [Leica] Rigid Summar
From: colucci at (Dan Colucci)
Date: Tue Sep 28 16:04:59 2004

a member here mentioned a recent LHSA Viewfinder article on SUMMARS..anyone 
have a copy ?  I have contacted lhsa as well


From: on behalf of Douglas 
M. Sharp
Sent: Tue 9/28/2004 6:01 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Rigid Summar

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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