Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Content-Type: text/plain
From: Dan Cardish <>
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 1998 12:55:35 -0400

Try re-attaching the filter, and tightening it a bit to see if the shifted
part of the lens would move back.

Dan C.

At 10:16 AM 26-09-98 PDT, you wrote:
>Hi LUGers,
>I have a question I should probably direct to Leica USA but they're 
>closed for the weekend so I figured I'd try it out here.  I was twisting 
>off a stuck filter on my lens today... after I finally got it off, I 
>noticed that the engraved front part of the lens (bearing "E46 37488xx 
>LEICA SUMMILUX-M 1:1.4/35 ASPH.") had shifted approximately 30 degrees 
>in the direction of twist.  With the filter off, I tried to see if I 
>could twist it back, or even twist it more, but it won't budge now.
>I'm wondering if it's possible that I damaged the lens.  I don't think 
>it's likely but I thought I'd ask, just in case.  Anyone ever had this