Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/16

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Summaron 35/3.5 lens with specs for M3
Date: 16 Aug 2000 12:01:55 -0700

On Wed, 16 August 2000, "Paul Bolam" wrote:
> Anyone know an easy way of removing the specs from this lens?
> I use it on an M3 and have found that the specs are a bit unnecessary as the
> M3 viewfinder is already pretty close to a 35mm angle of view (well, good
> enough for my purposes).
> So, in an attempt to minimise weight and bulk, I unscrewed the retaining bar
> on the lens and tried to pull off the specs. Unfortunately, the specs
> decided that they preferred to stay attached to the lens and I gave it up as
> a bad job.
> The specs may have won the first round but I ain't giving up!

The spectacles can be unscrewed when you set your distance at infinity.

However, if you remove the spectacles, focussing is accurate only at infinity.