Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/10

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Summaron
From: len-001 at (Leonard Taupier)
Date: Wed Dec 10 16:21:47 2008
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Hi Larry, I have a 3.5 Summaron in mint shape with very clear glass.  
I tried another one with the M3 mount two days ago but returned it  
since my LTM version gave me better results. I don't know what to  
expect from the 2.8 version. Seth says it's as good as the Summicron.  
Maybe I'll look for one after the 1st of the year.


On Dec 10, 2008, at 6:54 PM, Lawrence Zeitlin wrote:

> On Dec 10, 2008, at 5:51 PM, Len wrote:
>> After you
>> mentioned the 2.8 Summaron I went searching the web for it. Yup it's
>> gotten up there in price.
> Len,
> You might try looking for an f3.5 Summaron. As I understand it, the  
> F2.8 Summaron is identical to the F3.5 model with the diaphragm  
> adjusted to open half a stop wider. The price might be a bit lower  
> if you don't need that extra half stop. I have one of these with  
> the eyeglass finder for the M3 and it has been quite satisfactory.
> Larry Z
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