Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/29

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Subject: [Leica] rigid summar
From: colucci at (Dan Colucci)
Date: Wed Sep 29 10:28:21 2004

WOW - thanks Bob !  Do you know or was it mentioned - if the SOOMP hood
was original to the rigid summar ?


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Subject: [Leica] rigid summar

for Dan Colucci, Lager's Vol. II on Leica lenses  says the rigid Summar
was codenamed "Sumar" and introduced in 1933 while  the collapsible
Summar was codenamed "Sumus" and followed soon after with Agfa's
introduction of a new color film process that required special filters.
    Lager adds that "factory records suggest" that "less  than two
r'gid Summars were "completed.'' He also notes that Willy  Hahne, a
Leica historian, in "10 Jahre Leica Historica,'' says that after Leica
ran an item in Leica Photography in 1934 offering to convert rigid
Summars into  collapsible Summars for $17.50 [usd], "hundreds" of lenses
were converted and  "explains in part the scarcity of the rigid
   Five full pages [with photos] on the Summar can be found  in Lager's
Illustrated History, pages 37-41 [ lenses and hoods] -- bob  cole
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