Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/04/10

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Subject: Re: 50 Summicron-M subtleties...
From: Tom Hodge <>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 1996 07:08:21 -0400 (EDT)

Hey Nick,

Me, too!  I'd love to have one of those "tab thingys" or focusing tabs 
put on my whistle-slick 50mm Summicron as "Sweendog"  (sweenma@WKUUX1.WKU.EDU) posted a really good tip of quickly focusing an 
M lense using a technique I never thought of or heard of.


Tom Hodge

On Wed, 10 Apr 1996, Edi Weitz wrote:

> At 10:18 09.04.1996 -0600, Nicholas Hartmann wrote:
> >My Summicron is a black Wetzlar (German) lens, which I'm told was
> >manufactured in the late 1970s. It has no focusing tab, only a knurled
> >barrel. I recently had a tab fitted, however, because I found the tab so
> >useful on other lenses, especially for fine focusing.
> Nick,
> I also have one of those 70's 50mm Summicrons without the tab and would like
> to have one fitted. Could you please tell me who fitted the tab for you? And
> how much did you have to pay? (Unfortunately I live in Germany and I'm quite
> sure it will be hard to find somebody who'll do it here. Nevertheless I
> would be interested in any information.)
> Thanks, Edi.

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