Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/12/17

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Subject: Re: Summicron with eyes was Re: [Leica] 35mm for my LEICA M6
From: Mark Kronquist <>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 13:41:19 -0800

> Rich:
> I actually asked John Van Stelten in the context of a 35/2,8 Summaron with
> goggles: could I use it on my M6 and M4? As I understand it, the
> goggle-lenses actuate the 50mm frame on the M3 (and would presumably actuate
> the same frame on any other M camera). So you would see the correct outline
> usint a goggle lens on other than an M2. But I understood Van Stelten to say
> just what was in my last message: a 35mm lens with viewfinder attachment
> affixed will not focus accurately except on an M3.

35mm RF Summaron focuses fine on my M4-3 right here right now. VF image size
is changed and focusing ACCURACY is decreased (in theory) because of the
smaller VF magnification but here on my desk is a M4-2 with RF and a M6 with
35 pre ASPH and they are focused on a test target the same distance away...

> P.S. I agree with your assessment of that first 35 Summicron. It's the only
> 35 I use on my M cameras. Stopped down, the contrast difference lessens
> dramatically. If I really needed available light speed, I'd doubtless get the
> ASPH Summilux, but I don't. I make do with the 50 Summilux.
> Seth        LaK 9
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