Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/08/08

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Using SM to M adapters
From: Henning Wulff <>
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2001 18:06:13 -0700
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At 5:26 PM -0700 8/8/01, Jay Burleson wrote:
>I just got a screw mount lens, and I carefully put the M adapter on and
>snugged it up tight with my spanner wrench.
>When I put it on the M6, it seems to go on smoothly and clicks solidly into
>place, but the focus distance index mark on the lens is now off-center to
>the left (looking towards the lens and camera) by about 1/4 inch.
>The RF is working fine and so it meter, but it plain looks weird.
>I'm sure some soul can quell my fears... especially since the archives are
>Thanks in advance,
>Jay Burleson
>"There is a thin line between coincidence and fate, my friend."
>UPDATED 5-30-01:

Doesn't matter.

I've seen screw mount lenses that are nearly 1/4 turn off, even with 
Leica brand adapters or on Leica LTM bodies.

On the other hand, I prefer things to line up nicely as well, so 
Voigtländer lenses that I've acquired get mounted on the adapter 
rings and then I check where they line up. If they line up at 11:55 
or so (which is what they seem to start out at) I just use them for a 
bit, and shortly they wind up at 12:00. Then I use a bit of the blue 
Loktite to hold them in place. This doesn't work of course if you 
need to unscrew them regularly.

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    *            Henning J. Wulff
   /|\      Wulff Photography & Design
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