Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/09/06

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Subject: [Leica] Summicron-M 35 Lens recommendations?
From: red735i at (Frank Filippone)
Date: Tue Sep 6 18:19:37 2005

It is plastic in the original build.  When Leica fixed mine, I may have been
told the ring had a replacement made from metal or from plastic.... I
forget.  It went to Germany for repair..... Leica USA and Sherry could not
repair it here.....

I can not get to Erwin's site, but I do remember the 3rd and 4th versions to
be the same optical formula.  Would someone please check for me?

I have personal experience with the plastic iris ring..... I would never own
a lens like that again, same formula or not!

Lastly, the ASPH is a fabulous lens.  You will not be sorry.

Frank Filippone

huh? I have what I think is the 4th version but aperture adjustment seems to
metal and it even has the lens serial number on it. (3182158)

Frank Filippone wrote:

> Did you know that the 4th version of the 35/Summicron has a plastic
> adjustment?  that it is very common for this plastic part to break off, as
> the lens hood attaches to it.  And that it costs $350 and 4-6 months for
> Leica to fix?
> The 3rd version is the same optical formula, has a metal aperture ring,
> is the same price.  Think about it......

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