Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/05/22

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Subject: Re: [Leica] "Eyes" question
From: John Collier <>
Date: Mon, 22 May 2000 08:01:03 -0600

Caution - Hearsay Coming Up - Caution

I believe that only the DR and one of the 35 Summarons (f3.5 or f2.8) came
with easily detachable eyes and a special mounting foot. One could certainly
tell the difference by mounting them as the DR eyes magnify and the Summaron
eyes reduce. Perhaps someone with a Summaron with removable eyes could
comment on any special markings or different design of the mounting foot?

John Collier

> From: "Noel H. Charchuk" <>
> I was using my Summicron DR for some garden and wildflower photos this
> weekend. When taking the eyes off, and thinking about a set being sold by
> themselves on eBay, a question arose.
> How do you tell the various ones apart??? Mine has no marking on it, and
> it appears the main part of the unit could be common to all, and only the
> optical portion changed for the VF and RF functions of the various focal
> lengths.
> That raised another question, Is the dimensions of the slot or tab
> different for different lenses? Or how can you decide which eyes to use if
> you had a few of them loose in your camera bag