Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/04

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Anybody use the 75 summilux on a .72x M6?
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2001 22:51:40 EST

Chris. I did it myself - took a lot of time and involved groundglass, 
tripods, lots of film and strangely shaped screwdrivers (to get at the screws 
in the M3's focussing system). I would recommend that you find a good Leica 
technician and have him do it. Decide which body is the dedicated 75/1,4 and 
have it matched to the lens. I have seen these lenses work perfectly at all 
distances and I have seen them be off by a foot at close range. It does sound 
like a bit of a hassle, but once you get it rite, it is one of the truly 
awesome lenses ever made! I would love to find out if it is possible to make 
a mask for the 75/1,4 that would work on a M3 - even if I had to sacrifice 
the 90 or even the etched 50 mm frame — it would be a great combination. One 
day I will take a M3 viewfinder apart and see what can be done!
Tom A

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