Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/12/30

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Noctilux
From: FELIXMATURANA at (Félix López de Maturana)
Date: Sat Dec 30 09:57:39 2006
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> isn't the 58mm version rarest of the f1.0 noctiluxen? 
> of the 4 versions, the 58mm was the first, the 2nd and 3rd
> had 60mm threads and (incompatible) detachable hoods and the 
> 4th (and present) the 60mm thread and the telescoping hood.
> according to my Sartorius, the E58 covers serial numbers from
> approximatly 2,740,000 to 2,919,656.  cross-referencing with 
> Rogliatti, this covers up to 1978, so you'd be looking at 
> lenses made in 1976, 1977 and 1978.
> i personally like the Gen III with the nice big detachable hood,
> that shade would seem to offer better protection from stray light 
> as well as physical protection from knocks.  
> -rei
Is there any difference regarding image quality? I have the Gen III too.



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