Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/11/04

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Unscrewing 135 Elmar head
From: howard cummer <>
Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2002 14:45:29 +0800

I have the same lens and the unscrewing procedure described by Don Dory is 
correct. Hold the black focusing barrel and just unscrew the chrome head. 
Very easy! The head makes a great loupe for looking at slides too.
>Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 20:20:44 -0800 (PST)
>From: Ray Moth <>
>Subject: [Leica] How to separate 135mm f/4 Elmar-M lens-head?
>I have recently bought a 135mm f/4 Elmar-M lens, of approximately 1960
>vintage. It's the model that followed the 135 Hektor and preceded the
>135 Tele-Elmar. My lens is not a telephoto design and, in consequence,
>has quite a long barrel. I would like to separate the lens-head from
>the barrel so that I can clean the rear element, which is rather dusty.
>I understand it should be possible to do this, because the lens was
>designed to be usable with a Visoflex. However, I have no idea at which
>point the lens-head detaches or how to go about it. Please, can anyone

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