Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/04/15

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 75'lux focusing
From: Walter S Delesandri <>
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 13:42:07 -0500 (Central Daylight Time)

it's probably that the M6 can't focus a 75 at 1.4...oops, the 
company forgot to tell you that....sorry.....
BTW, it can't do much better with a 90 @ f2....they forgot 
to tell you that, too...
That's why God made Nikons....;) :) :)


On Thu, 15 Apr 1999 17:43:52 +0200 Mikiro Mori <> wrote:
> 75 Summilux users,
> Sorry if there was recent discussion on this topic. ---- I have used a 75
> Summilux for 18 months, but have not yet learned to focus properly.  At
> f1.4-2, I make errors (both forward and backward) in >70% of the shots. I
> use an M6 (classic), and the objects are usually at about 1.5-2 m away.
> With a Nocti, I seem to be doing better even at f1.  Also, I have much fewer
> problems with an 80 Summilux-R at wide open.
> Is it a problem only with me, or do many of the users have difficulties
> focusing with this lens?  M6HM may help, but 0.85/0.72 is only an 18%
> increase.  Inability to focus at wide open halves the value of this lens.
> Please help.
> Leicalement,
> Mikiro
> Strasbourg, France