Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/02

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Subject: [Leica] My first Leica purchase in several years...
From: hoppyman at (Geoff Hopkinson)
Date: Tue Dec 2 23:38:19 2008
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I'm sure that Andrew has the hood on the shelf. I've seen hoods there with
his Summarits last week. Did you ask when ordering? Would have been no extra
freight and hassle. 

Pick up your camera and make the best photo you can.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Nathan Wajsman
Sent: Wednesday, 3 December 2008 17:33
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: [Leica] My first Leica purchase in several years... a new 35mm Summarit, just arrived yesterday from Australia. The lens
feels very good, every bit as solid as the Summicrons etc. Now I am just
missing one tiny bit of kit to be able to actually take pictures with it ;-)

One peeve, however, is that the lens hood is not built in nor included with
the lens--you have to buy it separately. I think it is a bit cheesy, not so
much because of the money, but because of the hassle of having to hunt
around for it on the web. I live in the Third World as far as Leica is
concerned: the nearest Leica dealer is in Valencia, 180 km away, and the
nearest good dealers are in Barcelona (550 km) or Madrid (430 km). Even
then, I am not sure if they would have that particular item in stock, so I
just ordered it from B&H. But in the end I would rather pay a bit more for
the lens and have the hood included.

Well, I guess I should not complain too much, given that I paid $1414 for
the lens--but those were Australian dollars :-)


Nathan Wajsman
Alicante, Spain


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