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Old 06-25-2019   #26
David Hughes
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Yes, and Leica prices follow anything vaguely usable on a Leica; 36mm slip on filters and hoods cost a fortune instead of a pound or two like other sizes. Luckily the Chinese hoods are good and cheap. Luckily I bought all my ex-USSR accessories years ago when prices were reasonable; rectangular lens hoods for pennies and so on...

As for the old USSR made ones, I like the way they started with the Leica II clone but then took it in a different direction and added some refinements to it. It's fascinating to think what might have happened if the cold war hadn't tied their hands and blocked modern technology.


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