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    Leica M lenses (discontinued), serial numbers, and examples

    this query is in regards to older lenses (typically out of production)... how do you find out what year the lens was made? i have three(!) that i am trying to suss out.

    also, i'm interested in examples people may have that show the magic and draw of some of these older lenses (both Leica and non-Leica M-mounts) so that i can educate myself. i'm planning on trolling the shops on Beaumarchais and would like to make a little "lust list."

    thank you in advance!

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    Re: Leica M lenses (discontinued), serial numbers, and examples

    LOL! i put this post up out of desperation after not being able to find it on the web. one more search after posting and guess what? i find it... (prettier list here)

    i am still very interested in examples from older lenses, if you're willing to share yours.
    Last edited by cam; 18th June 2008 at 04:54. Reason: eta

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    Re: Leica M lenses (discontinued), serial numbers, and examples

    To improve your French (if need be):
    http://cesarigd.club.fr/texteLeica/code_Leica_M.htm

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    Re: Leica M lenses (discontinued), serial numbers, and examples

    Don't use much my earlier lenses any more i'm afraid.
    Elmar 135/4.0 from 1961:






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    Re: Leica M lenses (discontinued), serial numbers, and examples

    those are gorgeous, but that lens looks immense! which VF do you use with it?

    thank you for humoring me and thank you for the link. my french isn't all that great, but i've gotten very good at anything to do with cameras

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    Re: Leica M lenses (discontinued), serial numbers, and examples

    Quote Originally Posted by cam View Post
    ..which VF do you use with it?...
    Just guessing and cropping but i wouldn't swear that i have shot many more than 2 pics with it to be honest...

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    Re: Leica M lenses (discontinued), serial numbers, and examples

    Quote Originally Posted by LCT View Post

    that's a lens???

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    Re: Leica M lenses (discontinued), serial numbers, and examples

    Looks like a Hector 135mm
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    Re: Leica M lenses (discontinued), serial numbers, and examples

    Quote Originally Posted by LCT View Post
    Just guessing and cropping but i wouldn't swear that i have shot many more than 2 pics with it to be honest...
    I meant digitally of course. Elmar 135/4.

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