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Subject: [Leica] Any Opinion about leica Elmarit 135 R ( Made in canada )
From: grduprey at (
Date: Sun Feb 17 09:38:27 2008

Hi Platoali,

I have the first, German version and find it a very nice lens.  Not razor 
sharp close up but still very nice.  The later Canadian versions are 
supposed to be better, especially at close range.  The price depends on 
whether it is a 2 or 3 cam lens, and will vary anywhere from $150 for a 2 
cam lens to $500 for a 3 cam lens, and of course condition will determine 
the cost also.  From what you describe, it is a bit high for a user 2 cam 
lens, although not terribly high.  You did not mention what R camera you 
have, for a SL or SL2 the 2 cam lens will work just fine, but if you have 
any of the R, electronic cameras you need the 3 cam lenses.  A 2 lens cam 
can be upgraded, and the cost for this lens is around $250 depending on 
where it is done.  Hope this helps.


-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Platoali <>
> Hi, 
> I did search for some old Leica R lenses and found a fine 135 in a local 
> store 
> for about 230$.  It is  clearly not mint , but it seems that it is  in 
> good 
> shape (  body is OK and glass is clear ). Unfortunatly it does not have a 
> cap 
> but  comes with packages. I want to know if anyone have any experience 
> with 
> this lens.
> Is it a good lens? How about the price?
> Best regards
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