Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/20

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Subject: [Leica] My 'new' Summarex
From: corkflor at (Alex Hurst)
Date: Wed Oct 20 06:15:23 2004

Hi all.

As some of you may recall, I recently acquired an 85/1.5 Summarex in 
what looked like fine condition, but it didn't seem to be coupling 
properly to any of my bodies.

So on a recent visit to the UK, I diverted via the lovely county of 
Herefordshire to drop it in personally to Malcolm Taylor, the 
well-known Leica wizard. He pronounced it a good example, but said 
that the glass needed a good clean-up as well as the cam needing 

BTW, he had no less than four other examples of this lens in for 
overhaul, including a rare early black one.

On the way back to Ireland, I diverted again to pick the lens up, and 
now have an example with sparkling elements and a cam which now 
couples perfectly both with LTM and M bodies. Great service from a 
great guy, and very reasonably priced too. I've now left a 50/1.5 
Summarit with him for the same treatment.

Now I'm looking forward to seeing what this huge chunk of glass can do......

Also BTW, I will at long last be posting details of my Cork dealer's 
Leica collection this coming Friday. There's a lot of interesting 
stuff, both LTM and M, so if you're in acquisitive mood, watch out 
for the post.



Alex Hurst
Nr. Cork

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