Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/11/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] lens caps - keeping them
From: Nathan Wajsman <>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 22:26:56 +0100


I have the lens couplers but have recently switched to the method of gluing two
rear caps together. The reason: I own a good assortment of M lenses, among them
three wide angles (15mm, 24mm and 35mm). It is frankly a nuisance that the M
coupler cannot be used with two wide angles, while two rear caps work just fine.

Incidentally, this problem does not exist with R lenses; the coupler has a
central barrier and can be used with any two lens combination.


Marc James Small wrote:

> Well, I don't use mine as a lens cap;  I use 'em to couple lenses.  The M
> Coupler is a LOT stronger and heavier than a lens cap and you don't have to
> sweat whether the glue you used will come a-gley.  If you wish, take a
> round plastic disk and glue THAT inside an M Coupler:  cheaper, stronger,
> less emotional stress, and it doesn't look as crappy as a home kludge would.
> Marc
>  FAX:  +540/343-7315
> Cha robh bas fir gun ghras fir!

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Nathan Wajsman
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