Views on the photographic universe by Erwin Puts

March 2019

more corrections to the serial numbers in my Pocket Guide

I received information that there is a Super-Elmar 3.4/21 mm with serial number 4108732. This number falls in the range allocated to a Summicron 50 mm lens
(4108531 to 4109030). The first batch of the SE 21 mm has a range from 4108481 to 4108530) just before the Summicron range. It is possible that the SE was produced alongside the Summicron and that its serial number was loaned from the Summicron range.

Another correction: the M8 with serial# 3.333.333 was dedicated to Mr. Mueller, but the camera was given by Leica to an Italian Leica expert, who sold this camera to an Italian person.

Another correction:
the correct name is „FRIDERICHS“


new book finally ready

My new book about the Leica world in the 21st century is going to the printer and will be available in six weeks time. It has the usual dimensions 17 x 24 cm, full colour pages, hard cover and so on. price is not yet settled. It will be a very limited edition!

Anyone who already indicated their interest in buying the book will get a copy.

If you wish to be included and have not yet informed me of your interest in buying might do it.