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Subject: [Leica] One thing that really annoys me about Leica...
From: philippe.amard at (Philippe Amard)
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 09:23:41 +0200
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Nathan Wajsman wrote:

> not the price of their cameras and lenses. You get a premium  
> product and pay a premium price.
> But the little plastic bits!!!
> I just picked up a second-hand 35mm Summicron ASPH. I have decided  
> that since the 35mm is the focal length I use the most, I want the  
> very best Leica lens in that focal length. The lens came from KEH  
> without hood and caps. I have plenty of spare rear caps and even 
> found  a front cap in 39mm size lying around, but of course what is 
> really  needed, especially in our sunny climate, is a lens hood. 
> to  look at prices at various dealers...100 pounds at 
> Harrison Cameras in  the UK!
> Screw that! I ordered a metal hood from heavystars on ebay instead 
> for  the grand total of $22 including shipping to Spain. If it as nice 
> as  the one I got from him for my 50mm Summilux, then I will have no  
> complaints.
> Oh, and just to show my disdain for colour schemes: my M8 is black,  
> the Summicron is chrome, the lens hood will be black. So there!

Makes senses, technically at least, even though I'd fancy gold for the 
crowns ;-)
Keep making good use of them Nathan.

> :-)
> Nathan
> Nathan Wajsman
> Alicante, Spain
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