Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/08/27

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Subject: RE: [Leica] 35mm Summicron question for the list
From: "Nguyen, Olivier T [AMSTA-AR-CCF]" <>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 10:26:19 -0400

i have the same problem with my 35mm lens f2.8 bull eyes too.  the outring
that have a dot for setting the aperture is turning.  i try to turn it back
to where it is (don't know precise or not but it look line up with the arrow
on the inner ring) and i think it work ok for me.  if you have any
suggestion on what to do with this ring please forward to me too.  I
don'tknow how can this ring get lose

- -----Original Message-----
From: Rothman, Aric []
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2001 9:37 AM
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Subject: [Leica] 35mm Summicron question for the list

I am currently evaluating for purchase a 35mm Summicron, 4th. gen.  On the
front of the lens, there is a machined ring which bears the filter threads
and the tick mark for the aperture setting.  This ring, which I believe
should be stationary, will rotate about 1.5 mm if twisted.  I discovered
this while mounting a filter on to the lens.

Also, the aperture opening, for a lack of a better term, "wobbles" in the
range f/5.6 to f/16.  What I mean by this is that the opening changes shape
while traveling between f-stops, never deviating much from circle-like
shape, but noticeably asymmetrical about the axis.

On the upside, there appears to be no oil on the blades.  The glass appears
to be perfect, with the acceptation of a few specks of dust on the internal

Sound like a lemon?  What would a CLA cost?