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Old 09-23-2018   #30
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Originally Posted by Erik van Straten View Post
You could better have the Summar coated. In fact Leitz found after the war in their warehouses many new Summars that were uncoated. They decided to coat them and to sell hem. Therefore many coated Summars exist that look very new. They are great lenses.

The Elmar 35mm f/3.5 is uncoated very good if the glass is clean and unscratched. Coated and clean they are great too, of course. A hugely underestimated lens.

Funny, last night I was reading a piece by Dick Gilcreast in LHSA Viewfinder V30,Num4 titled "Legendary Lenses for the Leica: The 35mm f/3.5 Elmar".

Are we allowed to post these articles? Some of them are hugely informative and fascinating.
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