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    Strange Sonnars seen on road trip

    I just saw two very strange lenses both in LTM at the estate preview.

    Leica-Sonnar 1:1,5 f=5,8cm. Nr. 1407204. T (in red).

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    Sonnar 1:1,5 f=6 cm. Nr. 140717

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    Was was with them a Carl Zeiss Jena 50mm f/2.0 Sonnar with a Contax mount.

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    I'm thinking these are USSR forgeries. Anyone ever see anything like them?
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    Re: Stranger Sonnars seen on road trip

    Where does it say Leica on them? They may have meant Leica mount.

    Did you win the auction?
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    Re: Stranger Sonnars seen on road trip

    Did not win the auction. It's says "Leica Sonnar" on the front of the lens along with serial number f-stop, focal length and a red "T" for coated. Images are from the sale site. I was going take some more detailed shots and discovered my GR-DII's battery was out. .

    The three lenses sold for 265. I had them at 35 until the last hour and someone put in a very high bid as I went to 255 and they were still above me.

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    Re: Stranger Sonnars seen on road trip

    John:

    It sometimes drives the bids up when you mention items on a web site like this. I found the auction via the M6 photo you posted.

    Robert

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