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Strange - I thought mine was a little loose when I bought it from a Leica dealer 6 weeks ago but thought it must be normal. I am returning it today because the whole front of the lens forward of the ring is now loose. I noticed this whilst in Beijing and had it checked out there and was assured by a man in a "high quality" repairers that it was safe to use (and results prove he was right) but that it should be repaired on return. BTW, when I handed the repairer the M6 with the lens attached he said the only two words of anything approaching English that I understood "Ah, Leica" with a kind of reverence and whisper that one expects when handing precious items of world quality. Even the guy doing the translating fell into silence at the sight of a craftsman handing a precious item. And there was absolutely no charge for the check-over - they were even offended when I offered them money to have a drink with me! What an amazing place! Gerry From: George Huczek <> Subject: I've just picked up a new 35 Summilux-M ASPH. I notice that there is a very small amount of play in the aperture ring. Is this normal, or should I expect it to be stiffer, without any play at all. It clicks in nicely at every stop and half stop positions, and turns smoothly allowing settings in between, but it rocks ever so slightly back and forth. Has anyone experienced anything similar?