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| p.2 #12 · Leica 28/2.8 Elmarit-R versions |
I see. I am not sure I believe that though. The new lens has a completely new body, with different elements inside, and a floating group, and the body and optical design are designed together, so you can't just shove one lens into another one's body. Almass, could you post a link where you read that? There must be some other explanation and I would like to follow up on it.
I have no link to post as this was some time ago.
I can check my Leica docs, namely the Leica catalogues and get back to you, but this will have to be next week.
I remember that we had come across few times of a Leica R 28/2.8 with a fixed hood but would not mount on Nikon or Canon. At that time someone revealed that the late run or should I say early run of VII (vee 2) had a different mount protrusion.
I cannot substantiate but I remember the situation very well.
P.S. I will also check if the 11529 and 11259 is a typo or indeed a real order No.
I have sent email to the guy who was building up the page on l-camera-forum. The 11259 number is real, I have it in my Leica Pocket Guide, and it is for the new version. The other number yields zero real hits on Google, which is suspicious, to say the least. I am guessing that such a new number could not be for an old lens in any case, since Leica uses numbers sequentially.
The mount protrusion issue seems consistent with the different sizes of the rear shroud, so perhaps that is all it was. When you say "would not mount", I presume you mean that the mirror would hit.
The most telling difference, if you ignore the body, should be the optical design. The front element of the new lens is almost flat, whereas the old one is quite curved. And of course, the performance should be much stronger on the new one. The old one is a good lens, but the new one is probably the best 28mm made, so it ought to be possible to see which is which.
Do you recall on which forum this old conversation took place?