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    Any differences in Canadian and German IV 35 'Corns?

    My broker has told me I made a little more this year than I thought, so I'm rounding out my Leica lenses for the M8. I've found two version IV 35mm 'Crons both rate out about the same.

    One is Canada 1982 production and the other is Germany 1994 production. there's about a 500 dollar delta in the two lenses.

    Which one should I look at getting? Is there a reason for a premium on the German over the Canadian other than it's newer?

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    Re: Any differences in Canadian and German IV 35 'Corns?

    I was under the impression the Canadian is a version 3 and the German is the 4? Regardless, the one I've commented about is a German version.
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    Re: Any differences in Canadian and German IV 35 'Corns?

    :not_worthy:

    We added more smiles. i think we may need to edit a few. ROTFLMAO
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    Re: Any differences in Canadian and German IV 35 'Corns?

    Mine is German:shoot:
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    Re: Any differences in Canadian and German IV 35 'Corns?

    John:

    They are both the same. The way to tell the Fouth version is the serial number and it had a huge rear element compared to the other Crons.

    Looking at Erwin Puts site, the version 4 started after serail number 2,974,250.

    The Canadian versions were the ones that got the moniker "Bokeh King". I would save the $500 and get the Canadian version.

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    Re: Any differences in Canadian and German IV 35 'Corns?

    One is an '82 serial #318xxxx (Leitz Lens Made in Canada on the filter ring) and the other is '94 serial #363xxx and just has Leitz on the filter ring.

    So, It looks like I'll go with the Canadian, Hey!
    Got to find a hood for it thought.

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    Re: Any differences in Canadian and German IV 35 'Corns?

    I think they take the modern hood.

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    Re: Any differences in Canadian and German IV 35 'Corns?

    They do. You can also go my route and use metal round hoods on e-bay
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    Re: Any differences in Canadian and German IV 35 'Corns?

    Quote Originally Posted by robsteve View Post
    I think they take the modern hood.

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    They do hood 12504. Got one coming with the lens.

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    Re: Any differences in Canadian and German IV 35 'Corns?

    Collectors seem to like the German copies more, but that is not something which should translate into any performance difference, just some kind of snobbism.
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    Re: Any differences in Canadian and German IV 35 'Corns?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    I was under the impression the Canadian is a version 3 and the German is the 4? Regardless, the one I've commented about is a German version.
    Both my III and IV are German. Perhaps the III was made in both Canada and Germany?

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