Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/03/06

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Subject: [Leica] Nocti mount
From: (Alastair Firkin)
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 98 16:19:49 -0800

> Also, my Noctilux (ex demo) which I bought last year has had to be
> sent =
> in for repairs. The rear housing with the lens mount has come
> somewhat =
> loose from the rest of the lens, meaning that it shifts out of
> focus! =
> Have any of the other Noctilux users had this problem?

I do not think mine was loose, but it did need adjustment, but then mine
was quite old. [older meaning cheaper ;-) ]
The repair man told be to support the lens and not to leave it on the
camera if not in use as the weight of the lens was at the limits for the
mount. Seems strange as the mount, though a little smaller than the R still
seems quite a monster compared with some others (especially Contax, whose
mount is said to twist quite easily). I've not had a problem since the
adjustment, and that now almost 18 months I suppose.

Alastair Firkin,