Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/02/01

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Focusing tabs
From: "Dan Post" <dwpost@email.msn.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 1999 10:41:54 -0500

Tom-
Whew! There is something fundamentally scary about drilling any kind of hole
in a Summilux anything!
You must have a very steadyhand- do you use a 'softie' on your drill?
Dan
- -----Original Message-----
From: TTAbrahams@aol.com <TTAbrahams@aol.com>
To: leica-users@mejac.palo-alto.ca.us <leica-users@mejac.palo-alto.ca.us>
Date: Monday, February 01, 1999 12:56 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Focusing tabs


>Carl, you can have a focussing tab put on a Summilux. Most users who want
it
>do what I did. Drill a hole in the knurled barrel and fit a screw in it 
on
>one I used a screw from an old stereo  nicely knurled 'knob" on it. I
usually
>put these on in such position that when pointing straight down it has the
lens
>focussed at 8ft. Not to elegant, but it works. Probably possible to put one
on
>a 50DR too  although I think that the tab from the 35mm f2 should fit.
>Industrial epoxy works too - I had Reinhold do that to my latest 50/2
>(collapsible hood model)
>Tom A
>