Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/07/08

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Light leak in M6?
From: Coresect <>
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 1999 00:25:02 +0200

> << BTW, does anyone know if there is a lens cap that fits over the 12501
>  shade for the M 21mm/3.4 Super Angulon?  Any home-brew solutions?
>   >>
> My S/A's have plastic caps that fit the lenses but not the hoods.

OK, first contribution.When I recieved this Leica (I still think its a III, we
have speeds from 1/500 to 1 second, and it is black), there was no lens cap and
the local shop didn't have anything (Summar 50mm, filter size: very small. BTW
when I was at college a friendly secretary gave me lens caps for the enlarger
lenses for my Zorki. Maybe they would fit the leica..?) so I took a transparent
(more or less) top from a spice jar and filed it down. Next I'll take some photos
with it on, should be 'interesting'. A heavy "soft focus" effect, covers the lens
though. However, I've read on this list that there is some kind of problem with
light getting in when there is no lens / no lens cap / bright sun. What is this
about? I never noticed this with my old Zorki (but then again I wasn't working
with it so...)..? What does the lever (A or R) do? I have too many questions. Can
anyone help..?
Thanks for your time,