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    • By Al Brown
      We already have a very extensive 'Mandler Magic' topic, but as much I am keen on Mandler's signature look and his contribution to the "Leica glow", there is another very distinguished gentleman in the 'House of Leica' that as a leader of Leica's optical design team since 2002 gave us a bunch of new high performance M-Lenses and pushed the terms FLE, ASPH and APO towards modern Leica perfection. He was the guy that had the balls to say Dr. Mandler's 75mm Summilux 1.4 was his *least* favorite design and went on to "Make Summilux great again" - all the way down to 21mm.
      Show us some of the "clinical look" of the Peter Karbe magic and do tell what lens he designed is your favorite...

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    • By Iano
      I have just purchased a pair of goggles for my Summicron 50mm DR. When mounted and the lens set to close focusing range there is significant vertical misalignment of the range finder patch. 
      Does anyone have any experience of such an issue? Is this something that can be repaired, or should I return the goggles to the seller while I still can?
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    • By Steve_4802
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      Steve
       
       
    • By Holger1
      Verkaufe aus Sammlung ein neuwertiges APO-Summicron-M 2,0/90mm ASPH, E55 (11 884) ohne sichtbare Gebrauchsspuren.
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      Verkaufe aus Sammlung ein neuwertiges Summarit-M 2,4/90mm, E46 (11 684) ohne sichtbare Gebrauchsspuren.
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      Dies ist ein Privatverkauf. I only send within EU
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