Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/07/20

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Subject: Re:[Leica] dr summicron and m4-p
From: (Dominique PELLISSIER)
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 22:22:07 +0200

>Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 23:42:27 +0200
>From: "Jean-Claude Berger" <>
>Subject: RE: [Leica] dr summicron and m4-p
>Hi Dominique,
>Strange. The DR with eyes works well with my M5, M4-P and M6. I'm
>a little worry because I read sometimes ago that a Lugger had his
>M6 telemeter misaligned because of the use of the DR, though.
>- --
>Jean-Claude Berger (
>Systems and RDBMS consultant (MCSE)
>Lyon, France

I met 3 problems with the DR on my M6 :
1) The impossibility to move quickly the aperture ring while measuring the
light. There is no solution. 
2) The problem described above : in the near range, the rangefinder gave a
misaligned image. But the focusing was accurate. Leica France was unable to
find a solution.
3) The impossibility to focus up to infinite. The solution was the
following : modify the focusing cam (cost :160 USD !).
As we say in France "le jeu n'en valait pas la chandelle" (the game was not
worth the candle).I sold the lens and never regretted it.

Dominique Pellissier