Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/01/15

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Subject: [Leica] Elmar 50mm f2.8 thoughts/opinions
From: sethrosner at (Seth Rosner)
Date: Sat Jan 15 19:08:58 2005
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Gentlepersons! I just opened my computter and saw the heavy interest in a 
new production run of an LTM 50/2,8 Elmar. I take my friends on this list 
seriously and if you are indeed serious and not just jerking your own 
chains,  I would be very glad to call Roger Horn, President of Leica Camera 
USA, Monday to inquire about the feasibility of producing a limited run of 
this lens. Don't want to circumvent Roger who has become a friend so after I 
speak with him, I can also call Stefan Daniel in Solms who is Leica's 
product manager to discuss this project.

I have no idea what the numbers requirements would be or the possible cost 
but I am certain that we can find out.

Some of you know that last October I got tossed into the inferno of LHSA and 
was elected president. If the executive committee does not nix the idea, I'd 
be glad to do a broadcast email to those LHSA members who are on the 
internet to tell them of the LUG's interest in a special run and ask 
interested LHSA members to let us know.

Does someone else have the time to collect and collate names of seriously 
interested LUGGERS so we have an accurate list?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Phong" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2005 6:45 PM
Subject: RE: RE: [Leica] Elmar 50mm f2.8 thoughts/opinions

>> I'm still hoping to see this lens released in LTM as well as the
>> 4th generation 35 Summicron.
>> I believe both lenses would sell very well.
> Not sure about that;  as I recall Leica had a hard time
> selling that LTM  edition (50/2, 50/1.4 and 35/2 Asph).
> They'll be gun shy to do it again.
> What we need is someone enterprising enough,
> crazy enough, enough of Leica fan and connoisseur,
> and with pockets deep enough to make a special order.
> Do you know any one ?  :-)   I actually can think of
> one on the LUG.
> - Phong
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