Canadian Summicron

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  1. Snapper

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    Is there any difference between the Canadian Summicron-M 50mm and the German version? I've just bought one off ebay, but there was no mention of it being Canadian. Does this affect the value of the lens?

    Otherwise, the lens look perfect, and I got it for a very good price - or so I thought....
     
  2. Sparky

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    Canadian is ALWAYS better!
     
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    And it's better than your Holga.
     
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    There are collectors who will pay more for a German lens than a Canadian lens. There is no reason to beleive that a Canadian lens offers a lower level of performance than a German lens where Leica lenses are concerned.
     
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    The lens is great. Relax. Go shoot.
     
  6. Snapper

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    Sorry if I offended any Canadians out there!!!
     
  7. Earl Dunbar

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    Snapper: You didn't offend any of us. But when you see how it performs, please don't spread the good word ... we would like to continue being undervalued, under-recognized, but damn-fine! :D

    Earl

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    There does tend to be a discrepancy between the secondhand prices - but only for the collectors who tend to be snobs about where stuff is made. As far as users are concerned, the Canadian lenses are just as good as the German ones but can be obtained for less on the open market - this is not a bug it's a feature.
     
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    I don't recall which products at the moment, but there are one or two Canadian items which are worth more to collectors than equivalent German ones. It depends mostly on the rarity, not the quality (which is identical).

    Richard
     
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    I never thought I'd see that logo on APUG :smile: Good to see there are fans of God's own hockey team hiding behind cameras - I don't feel so alone, hehehehehe!
     
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    In case anyone didn't know MANY of Leitz's finest lenses including the Noctilux were designed by Walter Mandler and manufactured in Midland.
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    Absolutely correct. And some of the very best designs actually approach the quality of Zeiss optics!
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    Leaf Nation is everywhere, even on APUG; we WILL overcome.

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