Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/07/20

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Subject: [Leica] Re:35/2,8 Summaron
From: geebee at (GeeBee)
Date: Wed Jul 20 13:55:49 2005
References: <><002101c58d60$121b8f20$2bfa4254@desktop> <022b01c58d6a$bc13ef40$4de04142@D1S9FY41>


It is a beautiful lens but a little early :-) Thanks for the info I have
filed it for possible future use.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Seth Rosner" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: 20 July 2005 21:36
Subject: [Leica] Re:35/2,8 Summaron

> Graham, in the unlikely event that you may be ready now to consider a
> Summaron, there is one on eBay, item #7531652637, a screw-mount example
> looks to be in very good condition indeed. I bid on it low-ball, thinking
> might "steal" it (I am eleitzsummicron). It is currently at $199.US. Don't
> know if you also use a screw-mount Leica; if so, this lens would be
> particularlty useful, if not, an adapter puts it on your M2 or M6 (easier
> you do not need a 35mm VF).
> Really good, clean bayonet Summarons have been going above $500. and
> screw-mounts another $100-150 above that.
> Be aware that some early lenses were built as screw-mount lenses and the
> factory installed LTM-to-M adapters, securing them with a tiny grub screw
> through the edge of the adapter and into the back flange of the lens. When
> buying an early example, a screw-mount lens that left the factory as an M
> lens and later had the factory-installed adapter removed will show the
> little hole into which the grub screw fit. A "true" screw-mount lens will
> have no such hole.
> The difference is nil to a photographer but the value in the marketplace
> the "true" screw-mount lens is higher.
> More than you wanted to know!
> Seth
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Replies: Reply from geebee at (GeeBee) ([Leica] Re:35/2,8 Summaron)
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