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Subject: Re: [Leica] Summarit take apart?
From: "Dan Post" <>
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2000 10:08:15 -0400
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Warning! Danger! Danger Will Robinson!

I thought I'd put this on the list rather than tell you privately in case
there is any one else out there foolhardy enough to take their Summarit
I know Sherry promised not to tell, so I had better 'fess up my own self!
I took one apart.... Once!
It is a nightmare of itty-biity parts, and there are about a squillion
diaphram leaves that are just BEGGING to spring out on the tabletop. It is
one of tohse heart stopping, gut wrenching experiences, and the first
thought I had was that- to quote my Ole Dad, a job for a "Philadelphia
I managed to round up the little teeny bits, put them in a safe container,
and sent it to Sherry- and like magic, she fixed it. Since then, I have
bought and sold several Summarits, but have NEVER since been tempted to
clean one my self!!!
Word to the wise- "SEND IT TO SHERRY!"
If it is even remotely nice- that is a minimum of the so called cleaning
marks, let her clean it. They are rally nice lenses when cleaned, and she
can collimate it at the same time- which helps since the depth of field is
so shallow wide open, that you want the focus to be right on!
So, I 'fessed up- beat me with a knotted Leica Stap, heap abuse upon my
humbled head.... but take the word of a pore unfortunate pilgrim who had
travelled that rough and bumpy road!
Dan ( Chastened, but not entirely chaste....) Post
- ----- Original Message -----
From: "george kase" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, October 02, 2000 1:44 PM
Subject: [Leica] Summarit take apart?

> Can anyone assist me in figuring out how to
> completely disassemble my LTM Summarit lens?
> I can't figure out how to get the rear elements apart.
> there doesn't appear to be any slots to unscrew, etc.
> any guidance would be appreciated. If you wish to reply
> off list please contact me at
> thanks
> George Kase

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